Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange

Exchange entity Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX)
Conducts business in United Arab Emirates
Number of listed companies (dec./16, WFE) 68
Domestic market capitalization (in Millions USD, dec./16, WFE) 120,977
Has signed the SSE Commitment Letter? No
Has prepared SSE Communication to Stakeholders? No
Requires ESG reporting as a listing rule? No
Offers written guidance on ESG reporting? No
Offers ESG related training? No
Provides sustainability-related indices? No
Has green bond listings? No
Additional Information
Organizational model of stock exchange
  • Governmental not for profit
Regulatory bodies
  • Emirates Securities and Commodities Exchange
Regulatory model
  • Government (Statutory) Model The Emirates Securities and Commodities Exchange (ESCA) serves as the federal regulator of the UAE and licences and supervises all securities exchanges in the country - including the Dubai Financial Exchange. The ESCA implements regulations for the country's securities exchanges and is able to revoke or suspend the listing of securities. Furthermore, the ESCA implements bylaws for the country's brokers. Accordingly, the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange possesses very little regulatory power and would not be considered self-regulatory.
About the stock exchange
  • Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE The Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) was established on 15 November 2000 by Local Law No. (3) of 2000, the provisions of which vest the Market with a legal entity of autonomous status, independent finance and management, and give ADX the necessary supervisory and executive powers to exercise its functions. Source