How the UAE is fostering fintech innovation

How the UAE is cementing its fintech hub status

Jason Hughes, senior executive officer of eToro Middle East tells us that Abu Dhabi offers a supportive business ecosystem and a fertile investment landscape that drives growth

ADGM to host Abu Dhabi Sustainable Finance Forum during COp28 Image ADGM

UAE: ADGM to host Abu Dhabi Sustainable Finance Forum during COP28

Masdar will partner with ADGM to host the forum as part of the special edition of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week at COP28


ADGM introduces the world’s first DLT Foundations Regime

This newly implemented legislative structure is designed to provide a comprehensive framework for DLT Foundations and decentralised autonomous organisations

China’s AIIB expands global reach with Abu Dhabi office

China’s AIIB expands global reach with Abu Dhabi office

The overseas office brings the bank closer to the front lines of its sustainable development work in the Middle East and Africa

Abu Dhabi’s ADGM posts robust growth in H1 2023

Abu Dhabi’s ADGM posts robust growth in H1 2023

The financial hub said a total of 102 asset managers, comprising investment firms and hedge funds, have set up shop in the city

Abu Dhabi Catalyst Partners makes a strategic investment in MEASA Partners Image creit Abu Dhabi Catalyst Partners

Abu Dhabi Catalyst Partners announces investment in MEASA Partners

Abu Dhabi Catalyst Partners is a joint venture between Mubadala Capital and Alpha Wave Global

ADGM issues hotel and tourism regualtions 2023 Image courtesy ADGM

Abu Dhabi Global Market issues hotel and tourism regulations

The regulations adopt some Abu Dhabi onshore tourism legislation to provide a better regulatory framework for hotels and tourism companies in ADGM

Abu Dhabi Global Market introduces Sustainable Finance Regulatory Framework Image ADGM

Abu Dhabi Global Market introduces regulatory framework for sustainable finance

The framework complements ADGM’s existing regulation of carbon offsets, facilitating the establishment of the world’s first regulated carbon offsets exchange and clearing house

ADGM to expand jurisdiction May 2023

ADGM Financial District to expand, making it one among world’s largest financial centres

The UAE Cabinet’s resolution has expanded ADGM’s jurisdiction to Al Reem island in addition to Al Maryah island

Ray Dalio, hedge fund billionaire, opens family office in Abu Dhabi

Ray Dalio set to open branch of family office in Abu Dhabi

The Dalio Family Office helps handle the billionaire’s private investments as well as his philanthropic donations

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Karm Legal’s Kokila Alagh on advancements in virtual assets regulation

VARA has come out with detailed regulations and rulebooks for the virtual assets sector, indicating just how fast things are moving

ADGM enjoys record year in 2022

Abu Dhabi’s ADGM witnesses 56% rise in assets under management in 2022

Last year, several ADGM-based companies listed on ADX including Borouge, Burjeel Holdings, Bayanat AI and Americana Restaurants while Anghami completed its listing on NASDAQ

ADGM signs MoU with Zand Bank

Abu Dhabi Global Market, Zand Bank join hands to support SMEs

The entities will jointly drive UAE national work placements and offer finance training, SME financing platforms, a fintech sandbox and corporate innovation programmes

UAE’s Alpha Dhabi, Mubadala to co-invest in global credit opportunities

The Abu Dhabi Global Market-based joint venture aims to collectively deploy up to Dhs9bn over the next five years


Abu Dhabi Global Market’s FSRA launches AI initiative on open regulation

The Open Regulation (OpenReg) initiative will be hosted at ADGM’s GitHub repository

ADGM partners with ADIB, Wio Bank and RAKBANK

Abu Dhabi Global Market partners with ADIB, Wio Bank, RAKBANK to support SMEs

The partnerships with ADIB and RAKBANK will focus on providing ADGM-registered and licensed businesses with preferential banking services

Mubdala Air carbon exchange

Mubadala acquires stake in Hub71-based AirCarbon Exchange

Last year, ACX was recognised as the ‘Best Carbon Exchange’ in Environmental Finance’s prestigious Voluntary Carbon Market Rankings

ADGM turns 7

Abu Dhabi Global Market celebrates seventh anniversary

To mark the event, ADGM chairman Ahmed Jasim Al Zaabi took a special tour to meet the international and local entities located at the financial centre

ADGM launches Abu Dhabi Finance Week

Abu Dhabi Global Market, ADDED announce inaugural edition of Abu Dhabi Finance Week 2022

Abu Dhabi Finance Week, which is set to run between November 14-18, will bring together global market leaders in financial technology, asset management and capital markets

MEIMA launch at ADGM

New trade association launched to support Middle East investment management sector

The association aims to create an inclusive environment for asset owners, asset managers, service firms and others to network, collaborate and learn from each other

UAE’s ADGM and Finastra team up for ‘Hack to the Future 4’

ADGM’s hackathon is seeing participants explore innovative ideas around themes of ESG, embedded finance and decentralised finance

Sarwa to launch zero-commission trading in UAE

Customers can trade global stocks and ETFs through the Sarwa app

Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala announces rent deferment for ADGM tenants

This initiative is part of Mubadala’s ‘We Are Dedicated’ campaign, and aims to support commercial tenants