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DGCX receives ‘Recognised Body’ status from DFSA

DUBAI, June 8, 2015

The Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) and its CCP Operator arm, Dubai Commodities Clearing Corporation (DCCC) has been granted the status of a ‘Recognised Body’ by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA), the regulatory authority for the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), enabling DIFC companies to access its products.

The status takes effect immediately and will enable financial institutions domiciled in the DIFC and licensed by the DFSA to become members of the DGCX, said a statement.

Upon becoming a member of DGCX/DCCC, financial institutions can directly access the exchange to trade and clear all products listed on the exchange.

As standard process, before applying for a DGCX membership, these financial institutions have to first obtain a no objection certificate (NOC) from the DFSA.  

Gaurang Desai, interim chief executive officer of DGCX, said: “We are extremely pleased to receive this recognition from the DFSA, which will enable us to offer the full range of our listed derivatives products in all asset classes to the established and fast-growing DIFC community.

“This recognition will expand our membership base and further strengthen our liquidity pool while bringing more diverse participants into the DGCX market. We look forward to extending our network of regional and global partnerships through institutions based within the DIFC.”

Financial institutions domiciled in the DIFC and licensed by DFSA interested in applying for a DGCX membership must be licensed to carry out futures and options activities by the DFSA, the statement added. - TradeArabia News Service

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