Abu Dhabi Global Market “ADGM”, an international financial centre in the capital of the UAE, opened for business on 21st October 2015. Located in Abu Dhabi, home to one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds, ADGM plays a pivotal role in positioning Abu Dhabi as a global centre that connects businesses to the growing economies of the Middle East, South Asia and Africa. ADGM’s three independent authorities, the Registration Authority, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority and ADGM Courts, enable companies to conduct their business efficiently within an international regulatory framework that has an independent judicial system and legislative infrastructure based on the Common Law. As an IFC and FinTech Hub ADGM has accomplished notable milestones and established strategic partnerships to bolster the FinTech ecosystem since March 2016. ADGM is also the first in the MENA region to establish a dedicated and open a Regulatory Laboratory (Reglab).