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  • [ O ] [Offer—Owner's Equity]

    • Offer

      (1) In relation to Securities other than Units, an offer of Securities falling within Article 12 of the Markets Law 2012.
      (2) In relation to Units, an offer of Units falling within Article 19 of the Collective Investment Law 2010.
      [Added] DFSA RM19/2005 (as from 19th April 2005). [VER3/04-05]
      [Amended] DFSA RM56/2008 (Made 1st July 2008). [VER17/07-08]
      Amended in accordance with Notice of Amendments to Legislation April 2011 [VER24/02-11]
      [Amended] DFSA RM91/2012 (Made 14th June 2012). [VER26/06-12]

    • Offered Securities Rules [Deleted]

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

    • Offeree

      A Person to whom an Offer of Securities is made.

      [Added] DFSA RM19/2005 (as from 19th April 2005). [VER3/04-05]

    • Offeror

      A Person who makes an Offer of Securities.

      [Added] DFSA RM19/2005 (as from 19th April 2005). [VER3/04-05]

    • Offer Period

      The period during which an Offer of Securities to the Public made pursuant to a Prospectus remains open to investors.

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

    • Offer of Securities to the Public

      Has the meaning given in Article 12 of the Markets Law 2012.

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

    • Offer Price

      The price at which the Shares were offered and accepted under the offer document. In the event that an auction process was used to determine the offer price, then that price is the offer price.

      [Added][VER4/08-05]

    • Official List of Securities

      A list of Securities maintained by the DFSA in accordance with the Markets Law 2012.

      [Added] DFSA RM19/2005 (as from 19th April 2005). [VER3/04-05]
      [Amended] DFSA RM91/2012 (Made 14th June 2012). [VER26/06-12]

    • Open-ended Fund

      Has the meaning given in Article 18A(2) of the Collective Investment Law.

      Derived from DFSA RM221/2018 (Made 22nd February 2018). [VER42/12-18]

    • Operating a Clearing House

      Has the meaning given in GEN section 2.18.


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

    • Operating a Crowdfunding Platform

      Has the meaning given in GEN Rule 2.29.1.

      [Added] DFSA RMI205/2017 (Made 14th June 2017). [VER38/08-17]

    • Operating a Property Investment Crowdfunding Platform

      Has the meaning given in GEN Rules 2.29.1(5) and (6).

      Derived from DFSA RMI257/2019 (Made 26th June 2019). [VER44/07-19]

    • Operating an Investment Crowdfunding Platform

      Has the meaning given in GEN Rules 2.29.1(4) and (6).

      [Added] DFSA RMI205/2017 (Made 14th June 2017). [VER38/08-17]
      [Amended] DFSA RMI257/2019 (Made 26th June 2019). [VER44/07-19]

    • Operating a Loan Crowdfunding Platform

      Has the meaning given in GEN Rules 2.29.1(2) and (3).

      [Added] DFSA RMI205/2017 (Made 14th June 2017). [VER38/08-17]

    • Operating a Local Services Office [Deleted]

      Deleted in accordance with Notice of Amendments to Legislation April 2011 [VER24/02-11]

    • Operating a Management Office [Deleted]

      Deleted in accordance with Notice of Amendments to Legislation April 2011 [VER24/02-11]

    • Operating an Alternative Trading System

      Has the meaning given in GEN section 2.22.

      [Added][VER4/08-05]

    • Operating an Exchange

      Has the meaning given in GEN section 2.17.


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

    • Option Risk Capital Requirement [Deleted]

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

    • Option

      Has the meaning given in GEN Rule A2.3.1(a).

      Derived from DFSA RM12/2004 (Made 16th September 2004). [VER1/09-04]
      [Amended] DFSA RM62/2008 (Made 4th January 2009). [VER20/01-09]

    • Organised Trading Facility

      Pursuant to GEN Rule 2.22.1(b), a system which brings together multiple third party buying and selling interests in Investments, in accordance with its discretionary rules, in a way that results in a contract in respect of such Investments.

      [Added] DFSA RM124/2013 (Made 13th June 2013) [VER30/07-13]

    • Original Maturity [Deleted]

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

    • Originator [Deleted]

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

    • OSR [Deleted]

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

    • OTF

      An Organised Trading Facility.

      [Added] DFSA RM124/2013 (Made 13th June 2013) [VER30/07-13]

    • Outsourcing Agreement

      An agreement in writing entered into by a Fund Manager or Trustee with a Service Provider in relation to outsourced functions, which fulfils the criteria in CIR App 1.

      [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]

    • Own Account Transaction

      A transaction Executed by the Authorised Firm for its own benefit or for the benefit of its Associate.


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

    • Owner's Equity

      In relation to a Takaful Insurer, the amount of the assets, less the liabilities, of the Insurer that are not attributed to the insurance fund of the Insurer.


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