UAE FMA inks cooperation deal with International Capital Market Association

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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The UAE Financial Markets Association (UAE FMA) has signed a cooperation agreement with the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) to boost their cooperation and mutual membership.

Further, the deal aims to exchange expertise and information on regulatory developments and international best practices in the financial markets sector.

Under the agreement, both parties will coordinate their efforts to design educational training programs, prepare analytical reports for financial markets, read advanced data, and explore opportunities to improve automated trading technology.

They will also cooperate in effective trading practices, clearing, and settlement procedures, and will also work together to share their expertise and experience, with the ICMA briefing the other side on its global financial markets experience.

Mr. Mohammed Al Hashemi, Chairman of UAE FMA, stressed that the agreement comes in line with the UAE FMA’s keenness to expand its network of influential strategic partners with extensive experience in the global financial markets, adding that it will help the association’s members gain new experience and will provide them with the skills and knowledge they need to do business in the global financial markets, while also broadening the scope of investment opportunities for both sides.

Mr. Al Hashemi said that “the agreement will positively reflect on boosting local investment opportunities and drawing in further foreign capital thanks to the association’s crucial role in giving partners a thorough and integrated view of the capital markets in the GCC countries, thus expanding its operations in cross-border markets and broadening its scope of work beyond local markets.”

Mr. Bryan Pascoe, CEO of ICMA, stated that, “The agreement will undoubtedly contribute to strengthening the ICMA’s relationship with UAE FMA and expanding the frontiers of joint collaboration to create investment opportunities and bring about greater qualitative leaps in the regional financial markets.”

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