ADGM, located in the heart of Abu Dhabi – capital of the UAE, was established in October 2015 to support Abu Dhabi’s ambition to be an international business and financial center. As a member of the Basel Consultative Group, International Association of Insurance Supervisors, and International Organisation of Securities Commissions, ADGM is recognized as a trusted, well-regulated and business-friendly center for member institutions and financial entities to conduct business and expand their growth. ADGM’s commitment and initiatives to develop a best-in-class, dynamic and innovative financial center that caters to the needs of stakeholders have earned ADGM recognition as the Financial Centre of the Year 2016 for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) by the Global Investors publication. To build upon its success, ADGM continues to pursue new frontiers and growth opportunities to further strengthen its financial ecosystem. One key area of this pursuit is Financial Technology (FinTech), particularly for the MENA region.