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The UAE as the new alternative investment hub

A look at the emerging trends and challenges in risk management for alternative investment fund managers

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Eid Al Adha 2023 holiday for financial markets in UAE

The financial markets will close for Eid Al Adha holidays as per the guidance by Securities and Commodities Authority

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Registration fee waiver for firms listing green bond, sukuk in local market: SCA

The SCA board approved the decision to exempt the fee for this year for companies planning to list their sustainability-linked bond or sukuk

DFM adds 20,552 new investor accounts in first 7 months of 2022

Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange brokerage firms can now join DFM as derivatives members

Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange-licenced brokerage companies can acquire a range of DFM derivatives membership licenses, including trading brokerage, and trading and clearing brokerage

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Investment firm Century Financial acquires Category 1 SCA licence

The new licence recognises Century Financial as a trading broker of OTC derivatives and currencies in the spot market

ADQ and Chimera Investments to launch UAE’s first SPAC on ADX

With the launch and listing of ADC, ADQ and Chimera aim to capitalise on ADX’s newly-issued SPAC regulations

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UAE’s Securities and Commodities Authority approves GCC’s first SPAC regulatory framework

The framework will provide international investors with access to growth opportunities


Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange proposes SPAC regulatory framework

The Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange and Abu Dhabi’s Department of Economic Development have submitted a proposal to the Securities and Commodities Authority

UAE’s market regulator appoints first female CEO

Dr. Maryam Buti Al Suwaidi was previously the authority’s acting CEO

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Regulated trading of cryptocurrency assets to begin in Dubai airport freezone

DAFZA signed an agreement with the SCA to support the regulation, offering, issuance, listing and trading of crypto assets within the freezone

UAE revamps oversight bodies to boost economy’s competitiveness

Responsibilities of the Securities and Commodities Authority will be limited to regulating and overseeing local financial markets