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MFA supports DFSA improving its regulatory framework for credit funds

DFSA proposal will allow Dubai-based investment adviser to manage credit funds domiciled abroad 

Washington, D.C. — MFA supported the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) proposal to allow Dubai-based fund managers to oversee credit funds domiciled abroad in a comment letter submitted today. The comment letter is in response to a Consultation Paper and is related to the Credit Funds Call for Evidence MFA responded to earlier this month.
“Expanding the types of funds a Dubai-based investment adviser can manage will enhance the region’s attractiveness as a global financial centre,” said Bryan Corbett, MFA President and CEO. “The DFSA proposal is an important step in harmonising its private credit regulation with other jurisdictions.”
In the letter, MFA emphasises that allowing Dubai-based managers to oversee funds domiciled abroad will increase efficiencies and enhance Dubai’s position as a global financial centre. Many private credit funds operate globally and will only have managers working in Dubai if they are able to manage funds in jurisdictions around the world.
Read the full comment letter here.

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