Single and Multi Family Offices for Wealth Management

Single and Multi Family Offices for Wealth Management

A new and stable platform for wealthy families to manage their global private wealth portfolios


DWTC Authority offers an attractive business-friendly regulatory environment for Single and Multi Family Offices to set up in Dubai​

Building on its Free Zone Rules and Company Regulations DWTC Authority’s newly introduced Single Family Office (SFO) and Multi Family Office (MFO) Regulations and Licensing Schemes are in response to Dubai’s growing international status as a unique, stable and attractive destination for family wealth management. DWTC Authority's Regulations aim to specifically address the needs of family-run institutions offering a new platform for families to set up their respective holding companies with DWTC Authority to manage their private family wealth and family structures from Dubai.

Through its SFO and MFO regulations and licenses DWTC Authority allows for two varying family office o​perating structures and solutions for High Net Worth families seeking more centralised models in flexible offshore jurisdictions to secure, consolidate and manage their investments and assets portfolio - spanning from real estate to diverse family business conglomerates. ​

Single Family Office

A Single Family Office (SFO) can be established as a regular Free Zone Establishment (FZE) or Free Zone Company (FZCO), as an offshore entity founded by family members that can own and/or manage the affairs of a single family, with a specific License for management of Professional Services such as wealth, asset, investment, succession, governance, financial and/or legal affairs of a single family, its members, businesses, entities, trusts or foundations.

The SFO must be 100% owned by the same family and 100% of the SFO shareholding must be held by lineal descendants of the family.

Multi Family Office

A Multi Family Office (MFO) is an entity founded by consultants, professional services providers or advisory firms that manage the affairs of multiple families and/or multiple SFOs under one roof. An MFO can also be established as a regular Free Zone Establishment (FZE) or Free Zone Company (FZCO) with a specific License for the Management of Professional Services and Provision of Administrational Services, whereby the services are rendered to multiple families, their members, businesses, entities, trusts and foundations of SFOs.

DWTC Authority's MFO regulations place no restrictions on the ownership, structure, board requirements and minimum capital requirements of MFOs, other than the standard guidelines applicable to FZEs or FZCOs.

Single Family Office Key Benefits:

  • Minimal capital requirement of AED 500,000 (USD 136,000) in proven liquid assets
  • Flexibility to allow up to 49% of SFO’s control with non-family members
  • No restrictions on the number of family generations
  • Ability to employ non-family members for any or all of the Professional and Administrational Services required by the SFO
  • Freedom to initiate multiple options for legal operating structures
  • 100 % Foreign Ownership
  • Zero Income Tax
  • Zero Corporate Tax
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