ADSS Broker Review

ADSS is an international financial services group based in Abu Dhabi and with regional subsidiaries in Europe and Asia. It offers online trading, investment banking, plus wealth management services for institutional, private and retail clients. It also provides asset management services through ADS Investment Solutions Limited (ADSI), incorporated in the ADGM (Abu Dhabi Global Market) and regulated by the Financial Services Regulatory Authority. Its licensed, secure products and services are also regulated by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), and in Hong Kong by the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC).

Established in 2011, its brokerage service trades up to US$17bn every day, and it delivers multi-asset, leveraged trading of forex, commodities, equities, bonds and indices, through award-winning, easy-to-use tools. Its core business is the FX and commodities brokerage which provides online and offline trading of over 3,000 different products. The firm was established with US$400 million in capital under ADS Holding LLC (ADSS Group). In 2016, the shareholders increased their capital investment with an additional US$85 million to increase the total capitalization to US$585 million.

ADSS offers two ways to trade – mobile trading platform OREX, plus MT4, one of the world’s most popular and widely implemented retail forex trading platforms – and also offers a variety of educational trading tools, including its well-respected webinar programme, plus 24/6 support from the company’s account managers. 

ADSS also sponsors Swiss Formula 2 racing driver Louis Deletraz, professional cycling team UAE Team Emirates, Saint Tropez Polo Club and Abu Dhabi’s Ghantoot Racing and Polo Club. 

Reasons to trade with ADSS 

– Competitive margin rates.
– OREX, its market-leading trading platform.
– Charting and analysis with over 50 indicators available on MT4.
– Educational tools such as an earnings calendar, plus demo accounts to practice trading.

Trading tools


The award-winning OREX is ADSS’s proprietary platform and allows professional and retail clients to trade more than 60 currency pairs and over 1,000 CFDs through desktop, web-based or mobile applications. It provides fast and easy-use trading 24/5 and is available for Windows, iOS and Android. OREX offers: 

– In-depth technical analysis, plus view historical trades and open orders.
– Search, watchlist and product selector tools, plus a notification centre.
– Working orders screens (stop and limit orders).


MT4 lets you trade forex, CFDs plus a wide range of global financial instruments, including commodities, indices, equities and government bonds. The liquidity, pricing and support associated with ADSS’s version include: 

– High quality execution of trades with low slippage.
– Over 50 pre-packaged indicators for conducting technical analysis.
– Advanced charting and analysis, plus tools to customise trade indicators.
– MT4 alarms to keep traders ahead of market movements, plus live news feeds. 

Trading accounts

ADSS offers Elite (for high net-worth individuals and active traders looking for additional benefits and bespoke services, such as gold) and MAMs (for asset/fund managers to trade and monitor their clients’ portfolios).


ADS Securities LLC is licensed by the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates to act as a financial and monetary intermediary in the conduct of financial and monetary brokerage business for the sale and purchase of currencies and intermediating in money market transactions as permitted in accordance with Central Bank Resolution Number 126/5/1995 (as amended) and to carry out certain categories of financial investment business as permitted under Central Bank Resolution Number 164/8/1994 (as amended). 

Regional Offices

ADSS has two main regional offices in London and Hong Kong, established under the entities ADS Securities London Limited (ADSS London) and ADS Securities Hong Kong Limited (ADSS Hong Kong) respectively. 

ADSS London is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN 577453) and is a IFPRU 730K firm, with its registered office at 9th Floor, 125 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1AR. Registration number: 07785265. 

ADSS Hong Kong is licensed by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (CE No. AXC847) to act as a financial intermediary in the conduct of brokerage business for the sale and purchase of securities, futures contract, leveraged foreign exchange and advising on corporate finance as permitted in accordance with the Securities and Futures Ordinance of Hong Kong.  ADSS Hong Kong holds SFC type, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 licenses. 


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