DIFC is today the largest cluster for international financial services between Singapore and Europe.

The business and financial services community in DIFC represents a wide cross section of the world’s leading players. Many of which have chosen the centre as the base for their regional headquarters. 

The geographic diversity of the Centre’s total number of regulated companies reaffirms DIFC’s growing status as a global financial centre catering to the region. Approximately 36% of regulated companies come from Europe, 27% from the Middle East, 16% from North America, 11% from Asia, and 10% from the rest of the world.

Since its establishment, DIFC has grown not just in size but also in the sophistication and depth of financial activity carried out from the Centre. Innovative legislative initiatives that addressed specific industry needs and the growing requirements of financial services across the region were key drivers of growth. 

DIFC Clientele Includes

  • 21 of the world’s top 25 banks 
  • 11 of the world’s top 20 largest money managers
  • 6 of the world’s 10 largest insurance companies 
  • 6 of the top 10 global law firms