Ensure financial and economic stability and develop trading methods in order to ensure liquidity and stability of prices of Securities listed on the market.
ADX is a market for trading securities; including shares issued by public joint stock companies, bonds issued by governments or corporations, exchange traded funds, and any other financial instruments approved by the UAE Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA).
At the end of 2015, ADX had 71 listed securities with a market capitalization of AED 447 billion (USD 122 billion). Those securities include 66 public joint stock companies, 2 private joint stock companies, 1 Exchange Traded Fund (ETF), 1 Abu Dhabi Government
Fund, and 1 convertible bond. ADX listed companies are allocated in nine sectors; Banking, Real Estate, Consumer Staples, Investment and Financial Services, Industrial, Telecommunication, Services, Energy, and the Insurance sector.
ADX allows for investors to trade through any of the registered brokerages at the exchange through advanced electronic automated services. ADX has also signed a number of agreements with major financial institutions to provide for custody services, including renowned international corporations; namely the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), HSBC, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank and Citi Banking Group.
ADX goals are in line with Abu Dhabi Government Economic Vision 2030. The 2030 economic plan plays a vital role in ADX strategy since it places the financial market in the context of economic and social development. The development would be through diverting savings towards investment in the various economic sectors and developing the financial infrastructure of Abu Dhabi to transform the emirate into one of the leading finance and services center in the region.
In 2014, ADX was upgraded to 'Emerging Market' status by both MSCI index (Morgan Stanley Capital International) and S&P Dow Jones, thus greatly increasing the likelihood of inward global investment flows. ADX was already classified as an Emerging Market by FTSE in 2009 and in 2011 by S&P and Russell Investments.
In 2015, ADX won the Most Innovative Exchange GCC 2015 Award. The award, given by Capital Finance International, celebrates achievement, innovation from an international perspective, recognizing organizations with innovative technology products backed by strong management, excellent service standards and sound business models. Capital Finance International is a leading print journal and online resource reporting on business, economics, and finance.
For more information, please contact:
Adel Al Dhaheri
Manager of Corp.Comm. & Digital Mktg Relations
Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange
Telephone No: +971 (2) 612 8716
Fax No: +971 (2) 612 8728
Mobile No: +97150 622 12 66
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Wafa Al Marzooqi
Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange
About Abu Dhabi Global Market
Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), an international financial centre in the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, was established by Federal Decree in 2013 and opened for business on 21st October 2015.
In line with the Abu Dhabi's Economic Vision, ADGM is a natural extension of Abu Dhabi's role as a reliable and responsible member of the global financial community. Strategically situated in the heart of one of the world's largest sovereign wealth funds, ADGM plays a pivotal role in positioning Abu Dhabi as a global centre for business and finance that connects the growing economies of the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.
ADGM's three independent authorities, the Registration Authority, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority and ADGM Courts, enable registered companies to conduct business in a zero-percent tax environment and operate with confidence within an international regulatory framework with its own independent judicial system and legislative infrastructure based on the Common Law.
Established as a broad based financial centre, ADGM's foundation is anchored on three of Abu Dhabi's strategic strengths - private banking, wealth management and asset management and will continually expand its financial services in response to the needs of its businesses and marketplace.
Abu Dhabi Global Market is located on Al Maryah Island, a 114-hectare development that is home to world-class business and lifestyle facilities such as the Rosewood and Four Seasons Hotels and Residences, the first ever specialty Cleveland Clinic Hospital outside of USA, luxury retail at the Galleria Mall, and grade-A offices spaces to meet Abu Dhabi's long-term development and economic needs. All these complement ADGM's international financial centre position as a vibrant destination in the capital city in Abu Dhabi. For more details of ADGM, please visit www.adgm.com
For further enquiries, please contact:
ADX Communications Team
Joan Lew, Senior Manager, Communications
Email: email@example.com, Telephone: +971 2 333 8858