24 December 2008 — DFSA approves withdrawal of licenses to conduct Financial Services in or from the DIFC

The Dubai Financial Services Authority(DFSA) has approved requests for voluntarily withdrawal of licenses from three (3) Authorised Firms, effective on the indicated dates: Jefferies International Limited (17 December 2008), Wedge Alternatives Limited (21 December 2008), and Alternative Investment Strategies Management (Dubai) Limited (23 December 2008), to carry on Financial Services in or from the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).