22 November 2020- The DFSA issued ‘Dear SEO Letter’ reminding the industry of the end of the Regulatory Relief Measure on 31st December
All request for relief would then need to be submitted directly to the DFSA for consideration.
05-Oct-2020 - UAE regulators and financial markets participate in IOSCO’s World Investor Week.
Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA), Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX), Dubai Financial Market (DFM), Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX), Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), ADGM Academy, Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA), Nasdaq Dubai, and CFA Institute, are all participating in the events held by the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) on October 4 as part of World Investor Week 2020. The events that will take place this year aim to promote financial literacy among investors, highlight the importance of financial planning in making informed investment decisions, and facilitate discussions on the impacts of COVID-19 on financial markets across the globe.
26-Aug-2020 - DFSA Issues Audit Monitoring Report following review of Registered Audit Firms.
The report noted improvements in practices of audit firms, included noting that some Registered Auditors provided inaccurate information to the DFSA. Whilst improvements from previous years were noted, generally further enhancements are still required.
26-Jul-2020 - DFSA releases Consultation Paper 133- Future of Finance New Venture Capital regime.
26-Jul- 2020 - DFSA Updates Supervised Firm Contact Form, to come into effect on 3rd August 2020.
12-Jul-2020 - His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and President of the DIFC,
Issued a Decision reappointing Saeb Eigner as Chairman of the Dubai Financial Services Authority’s (DFSA) Board of Directors. His Highness also appointed Fadel Al Ali as Deputy Chairman of the Board and Abdul Wahid Al Ulama, Andrew Spindler, Apurv Bagri, Charles Flint QC, Swee Lian Teo, Julie Dickson and Sabine Lautenschläger as Board members.
24-Jun-2020 - The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) today published a thematic review report on cyber risks.
The Report highlights a number of important opportunities for operational risk management practices of Firms operating in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).