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Abu Dhabi The Destination of Choice for Global Players With ADGM’s Record-Breaking Numbers for First Half of 2023



  • As the GCC’s largest powerhouse contributing a share of 62% of total capital deployed by the Gulf region sovereign investors in 2022, Abu Dhabi’s position stands strengthened by ADGM’s strong year-on-year growth of 35% for AUM as of June 2023.

ABU DHABI, UAE, Sept. 14, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, has continued to attract major global and regional players to its International Financial Centre (IFC), Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM). A strong performance during the first half of 2023 (H1 2023) by ADGM has demonstrated significant growth across various aspects, setting a positive tone for the rest of the year and continuing its contribution to positioning Abu Dhabi as a leading financial powerhouse and a ‘falcon economy’.

Strengthening Abu Dhabi’s Position as the GCC’s Financial Powerhouse

Recent numbers showcase several investment firms and hedge funds setting up within ADGM; reaching a total of 102 asset managers operating in ADGM and managing 128 funds, contributing to Abu Dhabi’s leading position in the asset management sector. ADGM’s assets under management (AUM) highlighted a year-on-year record growth of 35% as of June 2023.

Another plug-in to this sector was the announcement of the enhancements to the regulatory framework of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of ADGM, enabling ADGM-based collective investment funds to invest in credit by originating and participating in credit facilities. Alternative financing for private enterprises, especially within the Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) sector, was one of the major focusses of introducing the Private Credit Fund framework.

The attractiveness of ADGM as a holistic financial hub, which stands as the sole jurisdiction in the region to adopt the direct application of English common law, has resulted in prominent global firms establishing themselves in ADGM in 2023, such as Brevan Howard, Ardian, Goldman Sachs, Tikehau Capital, Blackstone, SBI Capital, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Apollo, Fifth Wall, Fidera and Vibrant Capital.  The IFC also witnessed a major addition in the first half of 2023, welcoming legendary investor Ray Dalio, who has selected Abu Dhabi as its next strategic hub to expand his family office’s global footprint.

ADGM is also considered a preferred destination for heavy-weight local and regional firms such as ADQ, Chimera, G42, Gulf Capital, OneIM and Investcorp.


Other renowned international and regional players in the financial space are soon to be fully operational within ADGM, as a total of 46 firms have already been granted In-Principle Approval (IPA) during the first half of 2023. This is a striking increase of 119% compared to the same period last year.

Commenting on their expansion to ADGM, Alan Howard, Founder, of Brevan Howard, said: “Abu Dhabi and ADGM offer a transparent and business-friendly environment to the banking, fintech, and investment management industries. It is an important global hub with tremendous potential. We are delighted to partner with the government as it builds and develops for the future.” Brevan Howard manages over USD 30 billion on behalf of institutional clients globally.

Rajeev Misra, CEO of OneIM, commented, “Abu Dhabi has become an international hub for investors, employers and employees alike. This Financial Services Permission (FSP) will enable us to pursue many of the exciting opportunities we see in this region and to propel the firm into the next stage of its journey.”

Pioneering Sustainable Finance and Welcoming Global Sustainability Titans

H1 2023 witnessed ADGM’s FSRA implementing its sustainable finance regulatory framework, comprising the region’s most comprehensive ESG disclosure requirements and a regulatory framework for funds, discretionary managed portfolios, bonds and sukuks designed to accelerate the transition of the UAE to net zero greenhouse gas emissions. The framework complements ADGM’s existing regulation of carbon offsets, facilitating the establishment of the world’s first regulated carbon offsets exchange in ADGM, AirCarbon Exchange (ACX).


In March, ADGM FSRA together with other members of the UAE Sustainable Finance Working Group (SFWG), issued a draft “Principles for the Effective Management of Climate-Related Financial Risks” (“the draft Principles”) for consultation and will be published in the second half of 2023.

Earlier this year, the USD 100 billion multilateral development bank, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) signed an agreement to establish its first Interim Operational Hub at ADGM, which will become its first overseas office. The AIIB’s mission is to finance infrastructure with sustainability at its core.

ADGM’s Efficiency Continues to Elevate Despite Being One of The World’s Largest Financial District

A significant milestone in ADGM’s growth journey this year was marked by the announcement of the tenfold expansion of its geographic area, bringing Al Reem Island under its jurisdiction, in addition to the existing Al Maryah Island. It has positioned ADGM as one of the largest financial districts in the world, totalling 14.38 million sqm.

The expansion was the next natural step for ADGM following the growth trajectory it has experienced in recent times with global, regional and local companies increasingly choosing Abu Dhabi as the destination to expand and grow their businesses. This is also reflected in H1 2023 numbers with the operational entities soaring to a 36% year-on-year increase as of June 2023 to reach a total of 1,590 entities. Furthermore, during the same period, ADGM Square’s workforce displayed a rise of 28% bringing a total of 12,080 talented individuals.


From June 2022 to June 2023, the efficiency and speed of issuing commercial licences witnessed a notable 50% improvement. There has also been a remarkable 69% increase in efficiency and speed specifically for issuing commercial licences for SPVs.

Additional significant achievements for H1 2023

  • The Registration Authority of ADGM published a consultation paper on the legislative framework for Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) Foundations.
  • ADGM launched its inaugural Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (ML/TF) Risk Assessment of ADGM Legal Persons and Arrangements Report (LPA Report) in May 2023.
  • Abu Dhabi Sustainable Finance Forum (ADSFF) concluded its fifth edition with a focus on ‘Charting the path to COP28,’ as the nation prepares to host the global event later this year.
  • The second edition of RESOLVE was launched as Abu Dhabi’s dispute resolution forum by ADGM Courts and ADGM Arbitration Centre that witnessed a physical attendance of more than 2,400, focused on Sustainability, Web3 and AI, Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing (AML/CTF) and sanctions, as well as the evolving infrastructure of the UAE.
  • ADGM announced the return of Abu Dhabi Finance Week which will be held from 27th November to 30th November 2023.

Commenting on these positive developments, H.E. Ahmed Jasim Al Zaabi, Member of Abu Dhabi’s Executive Council & Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) and ADGM said, “What we are witnessing in Abu Dhabi today, with some of the major global players choosing the capital city to base their business operations is nothing short of a major transition that is supporting the growth and diversification of the ‘Falcon Economy’. We are excited to see the growth numbers of ADGM at the end of the first half of 2023 which reinforces our position as the fastest-growing international financial centre in the region. Our efforts underline Abu Dhabi’s economic vision and ADGM’s overall strategy to make the financial sector a strong contributor to Abu Dhabi’s GDP and knowledge-based economy. Our outlook remains strong for 2023, as we continue working with key government stakeholders on the seamless expansion of ADGM’s jurisdiction and catering to the growing demand of businesses to be based in Abu Dhabi.”

The overall positive outlook for 2023 that ADGM has successfully shown since the start of the year reflects its Growth Strategy 2023-2027 and its alignment with Abu Dhabi’s overall goals to drive economic diversification through the growing financial sector.

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Invitation to presentation of EQT AB’s Q1 Announcement 2024




STOCKHOLM, April 5, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — EQT AB’s Q1 Announcement 2024 will be published on Thursday 18 April 2024 at approximately 07:30 CEST. EQT will host a conference call at 08:30 CEST to present the report, followed by a Q&A session.

The presentation and a video link for the webcast will be available here from the time of the publication of the Q1 Announcement.

To participate by phone and ask questions during the Q&A, please register here in advance. Upon registration, you will receive your personal dial-in details.

The webcast can be followed live here and a recording will be available afterwards.

Information on EQT AB’s financial reporting


The EQT AB Group has a long-term business model founded on a promise to its fund investors to invest capital, drive value creation and create consistent attractive returns over a 5 to 10-year horizon. The Group’s financial model is primarily affected by the size of its fee-generating assets under management, the performance of the EQT funds and its ability to recruit and retain top talent.

The Group operates in a market driven by long-term trends and thus believes quarterly financial statements are less relevant for investors. However, in order to provide the market with relevant and suitable information about the Group’s development, EQT publishes quarterly announcements with key operating numbers that are relevant for the business performance (taking Nasdaq’s guidance note for preparing interim management statements into consideration). In addition, a half-year report and a year-end report including financial statements and further information relevant for investors is published. Finally, EQT also publishes an annual report including sustainability reporting.

Olof Svensson, Head of Shareholder Relations, +46 72 989 09 15
EQT Shareholder Relations, [email protected]

Rickard Buch, Head of Corporate Communications, +46 72 989 09 11
EQT Press Office, [email protected], +46 8 506 55 334

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Kia presents roadmap to lead global electrification era through EVs, HEVs and PBVs



  • Kia drives forward transformation into ‘Sustainable Mobility Solutions Provider’
  • Roadmap enables Kia to proactively respond to uncertainties in mobility industry landscape, including changes in EV market
  • Company to expand EV line-up with more models; enhance HEV line-up to manage fluctuation in EV demand
    • Goal to sell 1.6 million EVs annually in 2030, introducing 15 models
    • PBV to play a key role in Kia’s growth, targeting 250,000 PBV sales annually by 2030 with PV5 and PV7 models
  • Kia to invest KRW 38 trillion by 2028, including KRW 15 trillion for future business
  • 2024 business guidance : KRW 101 tln in revenue with KRW 12 tln in operating profit; operating profit margin of 11.9% on sales of 3.2 million units globally
  • CEO reaffirms Kia’s commitment to ESG management

SEOUL, South Korea, April 5, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Kia Corporation (Kia) today shared an update on its future strategies and financial targets at its CEO Investor Day in Seoul, Korea.

Based on its innovative achievements in the years since the announcement of mid-to-long-term business initiatives, Kia is focusing on updating its 2030 strategy announced last year and further strengthening its business strategy in response to uncertainties across the global mobility industry landscape.

During the event, Kia updated its mid-to-long-term business strategy with a focus on electrification, and its PBV business. Kia reiterated its 2030 annual sales target of 4.3 million units, including 1.6 million units of electric vehicles (EVs). The 2030 4.3 million annual sales target is 34.4 percent higher than the brand’s 2024 annual goal of 3.2 million units.

The company also plans to become a leading EV brand by selling a higher percentage of electrified models among its total sales, including hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV), and battery EVs, projecting electrified model sales of 2.48 million units annually or 58 percent of Kia’s total sales in 2030.

“Following our successful brand relaunch in 2021, Kia is enhancing its global business strategy to further the establishment of an innovative EV line-up and accelerate the company’s transition to a sustainable mobility solutions provider,” said Ho Sung Song, President and CEO of Kia. “By responding effectively to changes in the mobility market and efficiently implementing mid-to-long-term strategies, Kia is strengthening its brand commitment to the wellbeing of customers, communities, the global society, and the environment.”


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BioVaxys Technology Corp. Provides Bi-Weekly MCTO Status Update




VANCOUVER, BC, April 4, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — BioVaxys Technology Corp. (CSE: BIOV) (FRA: 5LB) (OTCQB: BVAXF) (the “Company“) is providing this bi-weekly update on the status of the management cease trade order granted on February 29, 2024 (the “MCTO“), by its principal regulator, the Ontario Securities Commission (the “OSC“), under National Policy 12-203 – Management Cease Trade Orders (“NP 12-203“), following the Company’s announcement on February 21, 2024 (the “Default Announcement“), that it was unable to file its audited annual financial statements for the year ended October 31, 2023, its management’s discussion and analysis of financial statements for the year ended October 31, 2023, its annual information form for the year ended October 31, 2023, and related filings (collectively, the “Required Annual Filings“). Under National Instrument 51-102, the Required Annual Filings were required to be made no later than February 28, 2024.

As a result of the delay in filing the Required Annual Filings, the Company was unable to file its interim financial statements for the three months ended January 31, 2024, its management’s discussion and analysis of financial statements for the three months ended January 31, 2024, and related filings (collectively, the “Required Interim Filings“). Under National Instrument 51-102, the Required Interim Filings were required to be made no later than April 1, 2024.

The Company anticipates filing the Required Annual Filings by April 30, 2024. The auditor of the Company requires additional time to complete its audit of the Company, including the Company’s recent acquisition of all intellectual property, immunotherapeutics platform technologies, and clinical stage assets of the former IMV Inc. that closed on February 16, 2024. In addition, the Company anticipates filing the Required Interim Filings immediately after the filing of the Required Annual Filings.

Except as herein disclosed, there are no material changes to the information contained in the Default Announcement. In addition, (i) the Company is satisfying and confirms that it intends to continue to satisfy the provisions of the alternative information guidelines under NP 12-203 and issue bi-weekly default status reports for so long as the delay in filing the Required Annual Filings and/or Required Interim Filings is continuing, each of which will be issued in the form of a press release; (ii) the Company does not have any information at this time regarding any anticipated specified default subsequent to the default in filing the Required Annual Filings and Required Interim Filings; (iii) the Company is not subject to any insolvency proceedings; and (iv) there is no material information concerning the affairs of the Company that has not been generally disclosed.

About BioVaxys Technology Corp.


BioVaxys Technology Corp. (, a biopharmaceuticals company registered in British Columbia, Canada, is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to improving patient lives with novel immunotherapies based on the DPX™ immune-educating technology platform and it’s HapTenix© ‘neoantigen’ tumor cell construct platform, for treating cancers, infectious disease, antigen desensitization, and other immunological fields. The Company’s clinical stage pipeline includes maveropepimut-S which is in Phase II clinical development for advanced Relapsed-Refractory Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL) and platinum resistant ovarian cancer, and BVX-0918, a personalized immunotherapeutic vaccine using it proprietary HapTenix© ‘neoantigen’ tumor cell construct platform which is soon to enter Phase I in Spain for treating refractive late-stage ovarian cancer. The Company is also capitalizing on its tumor immunology know-how and creation of a unique library of T-lymphocytes & other datasets post-vaccination with its personalized immunotherapeutic vaccines to utilize predictive algorithms and other technologies to identify new targetable tumor antigens. BioVaxys common shares are listed on the CSE under the stock symbol “BIOV” and trade on the Frankfurt Bourse (FRA: 5LB) and in the US (OTCQB: BVAXF). For more information, visit and connect with us on X and LinkedIn.


Signed “James Passin
James Passin, Chief Executive Officer
Phone: +1 646 452 7054

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