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  • [ F ] [ F ] [Family Entity—Future]

    • Family Entity

      Has the meaning given to that term in the DIFC Single Family Office Regulations.

      [Added] DFSA RM60/2008 (as from 2nd September 2008). [VER21/09-08]
      [Amended] DFSA RM124/2013 (Made 13th June 2013) [VER30/07-13]

    • Family Fiduciary Structure

      Has the meaning given to that term in the DIFC Single Family Office Regulations.

      [Added] DFSA RM60/2008 (as from 2nd September 2008). [VER21/09-08]
      [Amended] DFSA RM124/2013 (Made 13th June 2013) [VER30/07-13]

    • Family Member

      Has the meaning given to that term in the DIFC Single Family Office.

      [Added] DFSA RM60/2008 (as from 2nd September 2008). [VER21/09-08]
      [Amended] DFSA RM124/2013 (Made 13th June 2013) [VER30/07-13]

    • Fee

      Any payment offered or made by a Client to an Authorised Firm in connection with Investment Business or with any other business of the Authorised Firm, including (where applicable) any Mark-up or Mark-down.


      Derived from DFSA RM12/2004 (Made 16th September 2004). [VER1/09-04]

    • Feeder Fund

      Has the meaning given in CIR Rule 3.1.4

      [Added][VER8/04-06]
      [Amended] DFSA RM56/2008 (Made 1st July 2008). [VER17/07-08]
      [Amended] DFSA RM72/2010 (Made 11th July 2010) [VER23/07-10]

    • Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

      An intergovernmental body responsible for developing and promoting policies to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.


      Derived from DFSA RM12/2004 (Made 16th September 2004). [VER1/09-04]

    • Financial Free Zone

      a Financial Free Zone established under Federal Law No. 8 of 2004 on Financial Free Zones.

      Derived from DFSA RMI292/2020 (Made 16th December 2020). [VER49/02-21]

    • Financial Group

      A group of entities which includes an Authorised Firm and:

      (a) any Parent incorporated in the DIFC;
      (b) any Financial Institution subsidiaries (whether direct or indirect) of the Parent or Parents in (a) or of the Authorised Firm;
      (c) any Financial Institution in which the Parent or Parents in (a), the Financial Institution subsidiaries in (b) or the Authorised Firm (whether direct or indirect) hold 20% or more of the voting rights or capital; and
      (d) any entity which the DFSA directs the Authorised Firm to include in accordance with PIB Rule 8.1.2 or PIN Rule 8.1.2.
      Derived from DFSA RM12/2004 (Made 16th September 2004). [VER1/09-04]
      [Amended] DFSA RM46/2007 (Made 5th July 2007). [VER15/07-07]
      [Amended] DFSA RM114/2012 (Made 15th October 2012). [VER28/12-12]

    • Financial Group Capital Adequacy Report

      The Report referred to in PIN Rule 6.6.1.

      [Added] DFSA RM46/2007 (Made 5th July 2007). [VER15/07-07]
      [Amended] DFSA RM114/2012 (Made 15th October 2012). [VER28/12-12]

    • Financial Group Capital Requirement

      The Capital Requirement of a Financial Group calculated in accordance with PIB Rule 8.3.3 or PIN Rule 8.3.3.

      Derived from DFSA RM12/2004 (Made 16th September 2004). [VER1/09-04]
      [Amended] DFSA RM46/2007 (Made 5th July 2007). [VER15/07-07]
      [Amended] DFSA RM114/2012 (Made 15th October 2012). [VER28/12-12]

    • Financial Group Capital Resources

      The Capital Resources of a Financial Group calculated in accordance with PIB Rule 8.3.4 or PIN 8.3.4.

      Derived from DFSA RM12/2004 (Made 16th September 2004). [VER1/09-04]
      [Amended] DFSA RM46/2007 (Made 5th July 2007). [VER15/07-07]
      [Amended] DFSA RM114/2012 (Made 15th October 2012). [VER28/12-12]

    • Financial Institution

      A regulated or unregulated entity, whose activities are primarily financial in nature.


      Derived from DFSA RM12/2004 (Made 16th September 2004). [VER1/09-04]

    • Financial Instrument

      Any contract that gives rise to both a financial asset of one entity and a financial liability or equity instrument of another entity.


      Derived from DFSA RM12/2004 (Made 16th September 2004). [VER1/09-04]

    • Financial Markets Tribunal

      the tribunal referred to in Article 26 of the Regulatory Law 2004.

      Derived from DFSA RM12/2004 (Made 16th September 2004). [VER1/09-04]
      [Amended] DFSA RM143/2014 (Made 21st August 2014). [VER31/06-14]

    • Financial Services Regulator

      A regulator of financial service activities established in a jurisdiction other than the DIFC.


      Derived from DFSA RM12/2004 (Made 16th September 2004). [VER1/09-04]

    • First Loss Facility [Deleted]

      [Deleted] DFSA RM114/2012 (Made 15th October 2012). [VER28/12-12]

    • First to Default

      In relation to 'First to Default' baskets, the situation when the entire Credit Derivative contract terminates following the first Credit Event on any of the Reference Assets or entities.


      Derived from DFSA RM12/2004 (Made 16th September 2004). [VER1/09-04]

    • FMT

      Financial Markets Tribunal.

      [Added] DFSA RM143/2014 (Made 21st August 2014). [VER31/06-14]

    • Foreign Currency

      The currency of any country or territory other than the currency in which the Authorised Firm, to whom the expression relates, reports.


      Derived from DFSA RM12/2004 (Made 16th September 2004). [VER1/09-04]

    • Foreign Exchange Risk Capital Requirement

      A component of the Market Risk Capital Requirement and as calculated in accordance with PIB section 5.6.


      Derived from DFSA RM12/2004 (Made 16th September 2004). [VER1/09-04]

    • Foreign Fund

      A Fund established or domiciled in a jurisdiction other than the DIFC.

      [Added][VER8/04-06]

    • Forward Price

      A price calculated by reference to the valuation point next following the fund manager's agreement to sell or, as the case may be, to redeem the units in question.


      Derived from DFSA RM12/2004 (Made 16th September 2004). [VER1/09-04]

    • Fund

      (1) A Collective Investment Fund.

      (2) In relation to a Passported Fund, has the meaning given in FPR section 1.3.

      [Added] [VER8/04-06]
      [Amended] DFSA RM236/2019 (Made 20th February 2019). [VER43/02-19]

    • Fund Administrator

      An Authorised Firm which is authorised under its Licence to Provide Fund Administration or a Person who is authorised or licensed by a Financial Service Regulator to provide such administraton.

      [Added][VER8/04-06]

    • Fund on a Fund Platform

      A Fund that is an Incorporated Cell of an Incorporated Cell Company.

      Derived from DFSA RMI251/2019 (Made 18th December 2019). [VER45/12-19]

    • FSRA

      The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of the Abu Dhabi Global Market.

      Derived from DFSA RM236/2019 (Made 20th February 2019). [VER43/02-19]

    • Fund Manager

      (1) The Person, described under Article 20(4) of the Collective Investment Law 2010, who is responsible for the management of the property held for or within a Fund and who otherwise operates the Fund and, in relation to a Domestic Fund, is authorised under a Licence granted by the DFSA to operate the Fund.

      (2) In relation to a Passported Fund, the Person licensed by a Home Regulator to manage or operate the Fund.

      [Added][VER8/04-06]
      [Amended]DFSA RM34/2006[VER9/08-06]
      [Amended] DFSA RM56/2008 (Made 1st July 2008). [VER17/07-08]
      [Amended] DFSA RM72/2010 (Made 11th July 2010) [VER23/07-10]
      [Amended] DFSA RM236/2019 (Made 20th February 2019). [VER43/02-19]

    • Fund of Funds

      Has the meaning given in CIR Rule 3.1.3

      [Added] DFSA RM56/2008 (Made 1st July 2008). [VER17/07-08]
      [Amended] DFSA RM72/2010 (Made 11th July 2010) [VER23/07-10]

    • Fund Property

      The property held for or within a Fund.

      [Added][VER8/04-06]

    • Fund Prospectus

      Has the meaning given in MKT Rule 6.3.1(b)

      [Added] DFSA RM91/2012 (Made 14th June 2012). [VER26/06-12]

    • Fund Protocol Rules

      The Fund Protocol Rules module of the Rulebook.

      Derived from DFSA RM236/2019 (Made 20th February 2019). [VER43/02-19]

    • FPR

      The Fund Protocol Rules module of the Rulebook.

      Derived from DFSA RM236/2019 (Made 20th February 2019). [VER43/02-19]

    • Fund Return

      The return described in PIN Rule A10.2.5.


      Derived from DFSA RM12/2004 (Made 16th September 2004). [VER1/09-04]