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Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA)
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Conduct of Business Module (COB) [VER33/07-19]
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COB 6.12.1

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All MoneyG held or controlled on behalf of a ClientG in the course of, or in connection with, the carrying on of Investment BusinessG or the Operation of a Crowdfunding PlatformG in or from the DIFC is Client MoneyG , except MoneyG which is:

(a) held by the Authorised FirmG as a BankG in an account with itself, provided the Authorised FirmG notifies the ClientG in writing that the Client MoneyG is held by it as a BankG and not in accordance with this chapter;
(b) immediately due and payable by the ClientG to the Authorised FirmG ;
(c) belonging to another PersonG within the Authorised Firm'sG GroupG unless that PersonG is an Authorised FirmG or Regulated Financial InstitutionG and that PersonG has confirmed to the Authorised FirmG , in writing, that the beneficial owner of the MoneyG is a PersonG who is not part of the Authorised Firm'sG GroupG ;
(d) in an account in the Client'sG name over which the Authorised FirmG has a mandate or similar authority and where the Authorised FirmG is in compliance with COB Rule 6.11.3 (2), provided it is not a mandate to manage the MoneyG on a discretionary basis;
(e) received in the form of a cheque, or other payable order, made payable to a third party other than a PersonG or account controlled by the Authorised FirmG , provided the cheque or other payable order is intended to be forwarded to the third party within 1 business day of receipt; or
(f) Fund PropertyG of a FundG .
Derived from DFSA RM56/2008 (Made 1st July 2008). [VER14/07-08]
[Amended] DFSA RM202/2017 (Made 14th June 2017). [VER29/08-17]
[Amended] DFSA RM226/2018 (Made 6th June 2018). [VER30/08-18]