DFSA – United Arab Emirates

The Dubai Financial Services Authority known as DFSA is an financial independent regulator from a specific economic zone, United Arab Emirates. The agency is a regulator for all financial services conducted through the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC). The company headquarters are at Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The Dubai Financial Services Authority is responsible with regulation that covers asset management, collective investment funds, banking and credit services, securities, insurance, custody and trust services, commodities futures trading, Islamic finance, an international equities exchange and an international commodities derivatives exchange.

The agency was formed in 2004 as part of the Dubai International Financial Center and is also responsible with the regulation of persons in the DIFC in relation to anti-money laundering, terrorist financing ans sanctions compliance.