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Managing Assets from the DIFC

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is a gateway for capital and investment, strategically located between east and west. Filling the time-zone gap between the leading financial centres of New York and London in the west and Hong Kong and Toyko in the East, DIFC is a platform for access regional wealth and investment opportunities and global asset management.

Alternative Investment Management Global Platform (AIMgp)

The Alternative Investment Management Management Global Platform (AIM gp ) allows portfolio managers to take advantage of the benefits the DIFC with an institutional operational, financial, IT, investor relations and compliance infrastructure. In the post-crisis era, investors have placed increasing weight on Operational Due Diligence (ODD), focusing more attention on activities outside of the ordinary investment functions. The purpose of the Dalma Capital Asset Management Platform is to attain operational excellence in managing assets, enabling Hedge Fund and Private Equity Fund portfolio managers to focus efforts and resources on their investments and working with their investors while an experienced team provides the infrastructure needed to achieve success.

Unique Onshore, Tax Free Status

The DIFC in a unique jurisdiction for asset management activities in that it enjoys both onshore and 0% tax status.

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International Regulatory Recognition and Tax Treaties

At the heart of the DIFC is the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) - a world class, independent, risk-based regulator, which grants licenses and regulates the activities of all banking and financial institutions in the DIFC. It was modelled closely to legislation used in London and New York and has in place Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) formalising co-operation between regulatory authorities globally[3], holding associate membership with the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)[4]. The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Finance has signed a wide network of Double Taxation Treaties and Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements (DTAAs) available to UAE incorporated entities.[5]

Common Law Legislative System

  • High Standards of laws, rules and regulations

  • International Legal System based on common law of England and Wales

  • Independent, common law judicial system with jurisdiction over civil and commercial disputes

Common Law Legislative System

Dalma Capital Management Ltd is regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA Ref. F002345) and was incorporated in the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC Reg. 1432) in 2013. Dalma Capital Management LLC was incorporated in Delaware in 2011 (file no 5050706).

Sources:
Statements above regarding the hedge fund industry were obtained from the sources below. Dalma Capital Management Ltd and its affiliates do not necessarily support or agree with the views and opinions contained therein:

1. HFI Autumn Report of estimated global assets invested in hedge funds and UCITS funds with hedge fund strategies.
2. AIMA Hedge Fund Roadmap.
3. KPMG and Centre for Hedge Fund Research Report: The value of the hedge fund industry.