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Abu Dhabi Global Market
Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), an international financial centre (IFC) located in the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, opened for business on 21 October 2015. Established by a UAE Federal Decree as a broad-based financial centre, ADGM augments Abu Dhabi’s position as a global trade and business hub serving as a strategic link between the growing economies of the Middle East, Africa and South Asia and the rest of the world.
ADGM’s strategy is anchored by Abu Dhabi’s key strengths panning over private banking, wealth management, asset management, derivatives and commodities trading, financial innovation, sustainability and more. Comprising three independent authorities: ADGM Courts, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority and the Registration Authority, ADGM as an IFC governs the entire 114 hectares (1.14sqkm) of Al Maryah Island which is a designated financial free zone.
It enables registered financial and non-financial institutions, companies and entities to operate, innovate and succeed within an international regulatory framework based on common law. Since its inception, ADGM has been awarded the “Financial Centre of the Year (MENA)” for four consecutive years for its initiatives and contributions to the financial and capital markets industry in the region.
The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE)
The Central Bank of United Arab Emirates (CBUAE) was established in 1973 in Abu Dhabi. Its core mission is to promote monetary and financial stability towards sustainable economic growth through effective supervision, prudent reserve management, and robust financial infrastructure in line with international best practices and standards.
As a state regulatory authority, CBUAE’s main functions include banking operations, banking supervisory, consumer protection, financial intelligence, financial stability, monetary management, reserve management and research and statistics. In addition to its headquarters in Abu Dhabi, CBUAE has five branches across the UAE including Al Ain, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah.
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