Dubai Hedge Funds, Commodities Investors Required To Move To JLT Free Zone (West Palm Beach) – Members of Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), have been asked to join the commodities community at Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT). All member companies, including those awaiting membership approvals, will be brought together to form a physical commodities cluster within the 200-acre JLT free zone community.

According to the announcement, DMCC member companies, which until now have been operating from locations across Dubai, will now be required to relocate to the JLT free zone on completion of the first year of operations. The renewal of licences for existing members currently operating outside the free zone will be linked to their relocation to JLT.

Commenting on the new initiative, Sudhakar Tomar, Managing Director, HAKAN AGRO DMCC, a DMCCA member company, said: “We consider this a wise move. Operating from the JLT Zone as a community will streamline commodities trading activity in Dubai. The free zone advantages and the state-of-the-art facilities are sure to provide a competitive edge to companies.”

(DMCC members have access to the Almas Gold and Diamond vaults, market infrastructure and trading platforms like the Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange, Dubai Diamond Exchange, Dubai Pearl Exchange, Dubai tea Trading Centre and Dubai Cotton Centre, and a range of commodities backed financial investment tools including Shariah compliant hedge funds and Dubai Gold Securities.)

The move is also in response to the impressive rise in the number of registrations at DMCC and JLT, following the progress in the free zone’s development and the increasing interest from investors to set up offices, DMCCA said.

DMCCA is also working closely with the sub-developers of the Jumeirah Lake Towers project to ensure that the towers and office facilities are completed on schedule, which will help companies finalise their relocation strategy.

Editing by Alex Akesson

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