Responsibility for the approval of prospectuses and admission of Securities to the Official List of Securities (the List) lies with the DFSA. The List contains names of issuers who have had their Securities admitted to the List for the purposes of those Securities being able to trade on an Authorised Market Institution (AMI).
For details of Securities currently admitted to the List, please click Official List of Securities.
Official List of Securities Q&As: Click here to view in English and here for Arabic.
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Under the listing process, the DFSA:
- Admits Securities to the List;
- Sets minimum standards for initial listing and continuing obligations under the Markets Law; and
- Enforces the standards.
An admission to the List refers to the process of being listed in accordance with the DFSA listing rules. This process ensures that appropriate standards are in place to protect investors. Issuers that meet the standards contained in the DFSA listing rules, as well as additional standards that the DFSA may impose, are admitted to the List. The DFSA’s listing rules are located in the Markets Rules (MKT) of the DFSA Rulebook.
All necessary forms are located in Chapter 9 of the Application Forms and Notices Module (AFN) of the DFSA Sourcebook.
Issuers’ Securities are only considered to be admitted to the Official List of Securities when the DFSA makes an announcement to the market by way of a Listing Notice, which is issued by the DFSA.
An AMI is responsible for the admission to trading of Securities on its market.