Abu Dhabi Global Market and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority Advance FinTech Cooperation for Cross-Border Growth Opportunities
26 Jun

26 June 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Abu Dhabi Global Market, the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority signed a co-operation agreement today to jointly promote and enable financial services innovation, and accelerate cross-border FinTech business opportunities in Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).   With this agreement, ADGM has established strategic FinTech collaborations with eleven leading regulators to advance innovation and FinTech growth globally.

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ADGM LAUNCHES CRYPTO ASSET REGULATORY FRAMEWORK
25 Jun

The new ADGM crypto framework instils proper governance, oversight and transparency over crypto asset activities 

25 June 2018, Abu Dhabi UAE: Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, has today launched its framework to regulate spot crypto asset activities, including those undertaken by exchanges, custodians and other intermediaries in ADGM.  This follows the successful completion of a public consultation on the introduction of a robust crypto asset regulatory framework by ADGM Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) on 28 May 2018.

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Abu Dhabi Global Market and the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (HK-SFC) Strengthen Partnership to Advance Financial Innovation
06 Jun

06 June 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission and Abu Dhabi Global Market, the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, have entered into a cooperation agreement to jointly promote and support financial services innovation in Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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ADGM Reglab Attracts Record Number of Applications for its 3rd Cohort
04 Jun
  • 36 local and global FinTech applications accepted for review in the 3rd Cohort
  • ADGM Reglab has received a total of 69 FinTech applications since launch that allows participants to live-test their solutions with real clients
  • ADGM has the most active FinTech regulatory sandbox in the region and second most active regulatory sandbox globally

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, successfully concluded its 3rd round of applications for its Regulatory Laboratory (Reglab) programme with a total of 36 local and international new FinTech innovators offering potential solutions for the financial and small-medium enterprise (“SME”) sectors in the Middle East and Africa region.

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Plug and Play ADGM Goes ‘Live’ in Abu Dhabi and Aims to Accelerate Startups in MENA
18 Apr

18 April 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Plug and Play, the world’s largest and most successful global innovation platform, and Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, are pleased to establish the ‘Plug and Play ADGM’ office and announce the go-live date for its signature FinTech innovation programme for Abu Dhabi and the wider Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The Plug and Play ADGM programme will be available in 3Q2018 and focuses on rapidly accelerating FinTech innovators and start-ups who have exciting solutions and initiatives that address the dynamic needs of the capital markets in this region. The Plug and Play ADGM office is established at ADGM on Al Maryah Island.
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Abu Dhabi Global Market Named “FinTech Regulator of the Year”
16 Apr

Voted by an Eminent International Panel of Judges at the Leading Seamless Middle East 2018

16 April 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE : Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre (IFC) in Abu Dhabi, has been awarded FinTech Regulator of the Year 2018 at the 2018 Seamless Middle East Awards held in Dubai.  The Seamless Awards is an annual platform that recognises trail-blazing companies and individuals from the finance, ecommerce and retail industries that have demonstrated unparalleled ability to succeed and continuously set the highest standards of excellence.
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FINTECH CIRCLE AND ABU DHABI GLOBAL MARKET INTRODUCE NEW FINTECH EDUCATION COURSES FOR THE UAE
25 Mar

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi and FINTECH Circle, the leading global community of FinTech entrepreneurs, angel and VC investors, financial services professionals and FinTech thought-leaders and its FINTECH Circle Institute, are collaborating to launch a new and comprehensive range of FinTech Education Courses for the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Read More »

ABU DHABI GLOBAL MARKET REVIEWS AND CONSIDERS REGULATORY REGIME FOR VIRTUAL CURRENCY EXCHANGES AND INTERMEDIARIES
11 Feb

11 February 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE : The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) is reviewing and considering the development of a robust, risk-appropriate regulatory framework to regulate and supervise activities of virtual currency exchanges and intermediaries.  In considering such a framework, the FSRA intends to consult and work closely with industry participants and relevant professional bodies.

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