DIFC: Domicile for fund managers and funds


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Regulatory Authorisation to conduct financial services as a financial institution as well as seeking regulatory approval for funds both for establishment and marketing eligibility is a comprehensive process requiring a clear understanding of the expectations and disclosure requirements.

Our Compliance Solutions team have extensive experience in providing turnkey solutions and a full range of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) services for funds and fund managers. Our experts have been assisting entities establishing DIFC funds and in seeking regulatory authorization. Our proficiency extends to listed and Public Funds, Exempt Funds and Qualified Investor Funds as well as the coordination of External Funds by DIFC Fund Managers across a range of asset classes, both conventional and Sharia compliant.

In this e-Book, we provide a summary of the process and benefits of choosing to establish your fund in the DIFC:

  • What is a Collective Investment Fund?
  • DIFC Collective Investment Law
  • Different fund structures
  • Overview of Fund Application Process
  • Fund Platform- ICC Structure
  • UAE Fund Protocol (Passporting Regime)
  • DIFC Prescribed Companies
  • Distinction between Managing Assets, Managing a Collective Investment Fund
  • DIFC Venture Capital Regime
  • Fee Comparison


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