Hedge Funds

Dubai is the leading business gateway and growth platform in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, filling the time-zone gap in an economic corridor with a GDP of more than $8 Trillion, with Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) connecting the leading global financial centres of the East and West.



Business and trade gateway


$8 Trillion

MEASA combined GDP.

$200 Billion

in Dubai Foreign Trade in First Half of 2021.

2+ Billion

population reachable within 4-hour flight.


#4 Busiest airport

in the world*.

#1 Global Financial Centre

in MEASA and top 20 globally as per GFCI ranking offices in Dubai.

70% of Fortune 500

companies with presence in the region have their head office in Dubai.



Best place to work and live


#1 Ease

of doing business in MENA


Covid-vaccination rate globally.

3rd Best city globally

for expats to live in.


Cosmopolitan lifestyle

with local culture.

#1 Talent hub

in the region.

Golden Visa program

for top qualified talent.



FOUR reasons why DIFC is the perfect hub for hedge funds

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Gateway to growth

  • DIFC is home to more than 29,000 professionals working in over 3,600 active registered firms.
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Centre bodies

  • DIFC Authority provides an independent legal framework and world-class business infrastructure.
  • Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) regulates all financial services activities carried out at DIFC.
  • DIFC Courts administer an independent English-language common law judiciary.
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A financial free zone

  • 100% foreign ownership.
  • Independent judicial system based on English Common Law.
  • No restrictions on capital repatriation.
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  • State-of-the-art business and lifestyle destination.
  • Largest FinTech and Innovation Hub in MENA.
  • Top restaurants, art galleries and events.
  • 15-minute drive from Dubai International Airport with two metro connections.




DIFC offers efficient management and support for Hedge Funds

  • Flexibility of legal structures and product offering for fast expansion into Dubai (e.g. Rep Office).
  • Option to set up a non-regulated entity to conduct market/investment research and expand time-zone coverage.

  • Availability of Prescribed Company (PC i.e. SPV) legal structure for structuring deals & investments.

  • Attractiveness of location to hire and retain top management talent to run regional operations or establish regional innovation/R&D centres.

  • Access to the region’s largest knowledge & services hub (law, consultants, compliance, finance, administration, tax, etc.) to accelerate growth.


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