RPP 2-5-18

The Senior Executive Officer within all Authorised Firms is expected to take full responsibility for ensuring compliance with the DFSA rules by establishing a strong compliance culture which is fully embedded within the organisation. A start up entity will be required to appoint a UAE resident Compliance Officer and Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) with the requisite skills and relevant experience in compliance and anti-money laundering duties. The individuals fulfilling these roles within start up entities may be expected to demonstrate to the DFSA their competence to perform the proposed role and adequate knowledge of the relevant sections of the DFSA rulebook and, in the case of the MLRO, the wider anti-money laundering legislation and related provisions.

Derived from DFSA GM8/2011 (Made 28th April 2011). [VER 1/02-11]
Amended by Notice of Updates (Made 11th February 2015). February 2015 Edition
Amended by Notice of Updates (Made 23rd January 2017). February 2017 Edition