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11

Funds

2

Partners & Customers

10

About Dubai International Financial Centre

Dubai International Financial Centre offers a robust regulatory platform, UK Common Law framework, tax-friendly regime, and a community of almost 22,000 professionals working across more than 1,700 companies.

Dubai International Financial Centre Headquarter Location

Sheikh Zayed Rd

Dubai,

United Arab Emirates

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Why is Dubai the new hedge fund hotspot?

Jul 2, 2022

Dubai: After attracting crypto firms, property investors and Russian billionaires, Dubai is drawing a new crowd: hedge fund managers. Izzy Englander’s Millennium Management has grown its staff in the Dubai International Financial Centre to about 30 since securing a license in 2020. Michael Gelband’s ExodusPoint Capital Management, one of the largest multi-strategy hedge funds in the world, registered in the DIFC in June, according to a filing. All Blue Capital ditched its London headquarters to base itself in the city, where it now has almost half its global staff. Michael Platt’s private investment firm BlueCrest Capital Management is also expanding in the emirate, with former Citadel money manager Chris Wheeler among those hired. They are part of a growing clutch of firms choosing to expand in the business hub. Brexit has spurred many funds to seek new bases outside the City of London, while some traders have fled Hong Kong’s strict Covid restrictions. And with living costs soaring around the world, Dubai’s tax-free welcome mat has seldom looked so appealing. “We are in a unique situation where the classic financial centers are disintegrating,” said Tom Kirchmaier, professor at the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics. “Living

Dubai International Financial Centre Investments

11 Investments

Dubai International Financial Centre has made 11 investments. Their latest investment was in Jindal Poly Films as part of their PIPE on May 5, 2022.

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Dubai International Financial Centre Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

5/30/2022

PIPE

Jindal Poly Films

Yes

1

1/1/2022

Seed VC

Durioo

Yes

1

11/2/2021

Seed VC - II

Tarabut Gateway

$12M

Yes

20

8/9/2021

Series B

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$99M

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10

7/26/2021

Unattributed

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$99M

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10

Date

5/30/2022

1/1/2022

11/2/2021

8/9/2021

7/26/2021

Round

PIPE

Seed VC

Seed VC - II

Series B

Unattributed

Company

Jindal Poly Films

Durioo

Tarabut Gateway

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Amount

$12M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

1

20

10

10

Dubai International Financial Centre Fund History

2 Fund Histories

Dubai International Financial Centre has 2 funds, including Dubai International Financial Centre I.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

11/14/2017

Dubai International Financial Centre I

$100M

2

Fintech Fund

$99M

10

Closing Date

11/14/2017

Fund

Dubai International Financial Centre I

Fintech Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

$100M

$99M

Sources

2

10

Dubai International Financial Centre Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

Dubai International Financial Centre has 10 strategic partners and customers. Dubai International Financial Centre recently partnered with Silicon Foundry, and Enhance Ventures on April 4, 2022.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

4/7/2022

Partner

United States, and United Arab Emirates

1

1/3/2022

Partner

United Arab Emirates

Emirates NBD marks its fifth year of engagement with DIFC FinTech Hive

As part of its partnership with DIFC FinTech Hive , Emirates NBD was also a key partner of AccelerateHer , a female-focused career mentorship program targeted at developing young women in the industry professionally and personally .

1

11/15/2021

Partner

United States

Press Release15 Nov 2021 01:00 pm. DIFC Insurance Community Expands with Gen Re Establishing Middle East Presence in the Centre.

We are delighted that Gen Re chose to operate from the Dubai International Financial Centre , recognising the potential to grow their business from the Centre .

1

6/27/2021

Client

China

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10

6/16/2021

Licensor

United States

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10

Date

4/7/2022

1/3/2022

11/15/2021

6/27/2021

6/16/2021

Type

Partner

Partner

Partner

Client

Licensor

Business Partner

Country

United States, and United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates

United States

China

United States

News Snippet

Emirates NBD marks its fifth year of engagement with DIFC FinTech Hive

As part of its partnership with DIFC FinTech Hive , Emirates NBD was also a key partner of AccelerateHer , a female-focused career mentorship program targeted at developing young women in the industry professionally and personally .

Press Release15 Nov 2021 01:00 pm. DIFC Insurance Community Expands with Gen Re Establishing Middle East Presence in the Centre.

We are delighted that Gen Re chose to operate from the Dubai International Financial Centre , recognising the potential to grow their business from the Centre .

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Sources

1

1

1

10

10

Dubai International Financial Centre Team

2 Team Members

Dubai International Financial Centre has 2 team members, including former Chief Executive Officer, Dhaher Bin Dhaher Al Mheiri.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Dhaher Bin Dhaher Al Mheiri

Chief Executive Officer

Former

Jeffrey H. Singer

Chief Executive Officer

Former

Name

Dhaher Bin Dhaher Al Mheiri

Jeffrey H. Singer

Work History

Title

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Status

Former

Former

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