Securities & Commodities Authority
The Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) works to create opportunities for investing of savings and wealth in securities and commodities in a way that will serve the interest of the national economy, ensure safe and accurate transactions on the markets, safeguard the factors of demand and supply as the pricing mechanism and protect investors by entrenching the principles of sound and fair transactions among them, in addition to promoting investment awareness and ensuring financial and economic stability.
Since it started operations, the SCA has placed among its top priorities the implementing of the rules of Federal law No. (4) of 2000. It continues to strive to achieve its targeted objectives which has at the top of its priorities the protecting of rights of investors and providing of investment climate conducive for transacting business in securities.
To achieve those objectives, the SCA developed a comprehensive legislation system which caters for the issues of offering and listing of securities and their mechanisms. It also took the necessary steps and continues to strive to develop the UAE capital market on scientific and professional basis and according to best international practices.
The SCA was established by virtue of Federal Law No. (4) of 2000. With its headquarters in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi and a branch in Dubai, the SCA may open branches or offices to cater for its obligations of regulating, supervising and monitoring of markets in the country.
Being a corporate entity, the SCA enjoys financial and administrative independence and wields the necessary authority to discharge its tasks according to the established Law and regulations.
Leadership in developing the capital market and contributing to national economy growth.
To protect investors and enhance the principles of sound and fair practices, and to improve the efficiency of UAE capital markets through the development of the necessary legislations, the enhancement of supervisory regulations and the boosting of investment and legal awareness.
• Fairness and equity: Protecting the rights of all parties involved in the capital and commodities market and achieving safe and accurate transactions.
• Partnership and cooperation: Building strong alliance and strategic partnership with the aim of achieving mutual benefit and interest on the capital markets.
• Transparency: Providing sufficient information and data to all parties involved in the capital market at the same time
• Creativity: Adopting and implementing standards of excellence and innovation in the designing and execution of tasks.
– First: To contribute to the development of a stable environment that attracts investment to the capital market.
– Second: To protect the rights of investors and other concerned parties of the capital market.
– Third: To entrench the principles of good practices by all parties involved in the market.
– Fourth: To ensure the provision of all administrative services according to the best criteria of quality, efficiency and transparency.
For more information please contact Emirates Securities and Commoddities Authority :
Tel: +971 2 6277 888, Fax: +971 2 6274 600
Tel: +971 4 3312 999, Fax: +971 4 3328 884
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