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).

As a listing authority, the DFSA:

  • Approves Prospectuses;
  • Admits Securities to the List;
  • Sets minimum standards for initial listing and continuing obligations under the Markets Law; and
  • Enforces the standards and monitors issuers' continuing obligations.

Issuers’ Securities are only considered to be admitted to the List when the DFSA makes an announcement to the market by way of a market disclosure.

An AMI is responsible for the admission to trading of Securities on its market.