JANUARY 23, 2024 – ARC Group is proud to announce the official granting of a Category 4 (CAT4) license by the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM). This momentous achievement, attained in December 2023, marks a crucial step for ARC Group in its strategic expansion and solidifies its position as a major player in the dynamic financial landscape of Abu Dhabi.

Unlocking New Opportunities with the CAT4 License

The CAT4 license empowers ARC Group to operate as a fully-fledged financial services provider in ADGM, encompassing activities such as arranging deals in securities and derivatives, and advising on financial products.

The CAT4 license marks a pivotal step for ARC Group in establishing a foothold in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, enhancing the firm’s global position. With the ability to delve deeper into the securities and derivatives markets, ARC Group can cater to a broader range of clientele and offer more comprehensive financial solutions.

The license further paves the way for ARC Group to leverage its expertise and build a robust network within the burgeoning financial hub of Abu Dhabi, catering to both local and international clients. Moreover, the license continues to strengthen ARC Group’s position as a global leader within financial services and advisory, bridging markets between Asia, Europe, and America.

A Testament to Unwavering Commitment

The granting of the CAT4 license is a resounding testament to ARC Group’s unwavering commitment to excellence, integrity, and client satisfaction. It recognizes the firm’s strong track record of success in the global financial arena, having been deemed the best mid-market boutique investment bank in 2020 as well as the recipient of the prestigious “2022 Deal of the Year” award. 

Embracing the Future with Optimism

With the CAT4 license, ARC Group is now poised for substantial growth and impact in Abu Dhabi. The firm remains dedicated to serving its clients with unparalleled expertise, personalized attention, and unwavering commitment to their financial success.

As Abraham Cinta, CEO of ARC Group, states: “This license represents a pivotal moment in our journey, and we are incredibly excited to contribute to the dynamic financial ecosystem of Abu Dhabi. We are confident that our presence will fuel further growth and prosperity for the region, and we look forward to forging strong partnerships and unlocking new horizons in the years to come.”

Arvind Ramamurthy, Chief of Market Development at ADGM, comments: “We congratulate ARC Group on being granted the CAT4 license, a significant milestone in their growth journey within Abu Dhabi and the UAE. We look forward to witnessing the positive contributions ARC Group will make to the financial ecosystem in ADGM and beyond, as they continue to thrive and expand their business operations and service offerings under the license.”

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