DGCX and DCCC Reinforces Its MENA Presence with Regulatory Recognition from ADGM

The FSRA Recognition allows ADGM registered entities to access DGCX and DCCC platforms for trading and clearing activities

Dubai, July 22, 2017: The Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) and its CCP subsidiary, Dubai Commodities Clearing Corporation (DCCC) has been recognised as a remote Exchange and Clearing House by the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA), the regulatory authority for the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), enabling ADGM companies to access its trading and clearing platforms.

The recognition status takes effect immediately and enables financial institutions domiciled in the ADGM and licensed by the FSRA to become members of the DGCX, the region’s largest and most diversified derivatives exchange and clear through its globally recognized Clearing House, DCCC.

At present, Aarna Capital Limited, an ADGM domiciled brokerage house, is being on-boarded as the first member of DGCX and DCCC under the new status.

Gaurang Desai, Chief Executive Officer of the DGCX, commenting on the certification, said: “We are delighted about being the first Exchange and Clearing House to be granted remote recognition status by FSRA. The FSRA accreditation will enable us to offer the full range of our listed derivatives products in all asset classes to the burgeoning ADGM community. This recognition will support us in expanding our membership base and further bolsters our liquidity pool while bringing in more diverse participants to the DGCX marketplace. We also welcome Aarna Capital Limited to the DGCX family and look forward to extending our network of regional and global partnerships through institutions based within the ADGM.”

Richard Teng, Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of ADGM, said: “We congratulate DGCX as the first remote exchange and clearing house to join the ADGM family. This exciting development provides ADGM-licensed entities the platform to transact and clear commodity derivatives via DGCX’s regulated and transparent electronic marketplace, and gain access to a broader product base within ADGM.  We look forward to DGCX adding vibrancy to the capital markets in Abu Dhabi and the region.  As an international financial centre, ADGM will continue to actively advocate and maintain a well-regulated, dynamic and conductive environment that attracts and supports both local and global institutions in their growth aspirations and business needs.”

Financial institutions domiciled in ADGM and licensed by FSRA interested in applying for a DGCX membership must be licensed to carry out Futures and Options activities by the FSRA.


About DGCX: Established in 2005, DGCX is the region’s leading derivatives exchange and the only one allowing global participants to trade, clear and settle transactions within the Gulf region. The Exchange has played a pioneering role in developing the regional market for derivatives and financial infrastructure. DGCX is an electronic commodity and currency derivatives exchange with over 200 members from across the globe, offering futures and options contracts covering the precious metals, energy, equities and currency sectors. DGCX is a subsidiary of DMCC (Dubai Multi Commodities Centre), a Dubai Government Authority for trade, enterprise and commodities. For more informationwww.dgcx.ae

DGCX also owns and operates the region’s largest and only multi-asset Clearing House – Dubai Commodities Clearing Corporation (DCCC). DCCC is federally regulated by the Securities & Commodities Authority (SCA) and is recognized as a Third-Country CCP by European Securities Markets Authority (ESMA) with over 90 clearers from across the globe. For more information: www.dccc.co.ae

About ABU DHABI GLOBAL MARKET (ADGM) Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”), an international financial centre in the capital of the UAE, 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 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 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 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.   Established by a UAE Federal Decree 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.  For more details of ADGM, please visit www.adgm.com or follow us on Twitter: @adglobalmarket@FinTechAD, #FinTechAD, and LinkedIn: ADGM


Further Information:

Meng Chan Shu
Director of Business Development and Sales
Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange
Tel: +971 4 361 1660
Email: meng.shu@dgcx.ae 


Dhanya Issac/Lara Batato
Weber Shandwick PRs
Tel: +971 4 445 4222
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