Rules & Regulations

DME has been granted an Authorised Market Institution license (AMI) by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA). DME is under the direct jurisdiction of the DFSA and DME is required to comply with the DFSA regulatory requirements. It is the responsibility of DME to regulate the operation of the market and the DFSA is responsible for the authorisation or recognition (as appropriate) of the DME Members. Additionally, DME is subject to regulatory controls and input from various Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and Emirates Government offices. In international trading, rules applied by overseas regulatory bodies such as the CFTC in the USA, MAS in Singapore, SFC in Hong Kong and FCA in the UK also have to be taken into account. To ensure the observance of these regulations, DME has a compliance department under the supervision of its CCO/Head of Compliance who reports directly to the DME Board in relation to compliance matters. In conducting business as an AMI, the DME applies best practices to offer the highest international standards in market regulation.


Ethics Guidelines

Dubai Mercantile Exchange Limited ("DME") is committed to the highest ethical standards. DME expects the same commitment from all members and users of the Exchange and from DME's directors, committee members and employees. In the course of their professional duties and their relations with each other and with regulators, clients and the public in general, DME's members and users, directors, committee members and employees are expected to adhere to the principles and rules set out in these Ethics Guidelines ("Guidelines") and to conduct their business in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. Their conduct should reflect DME's values and should be in a manner that upholds DME's reputation for integrity, ethical conduct, trust and professionalism.

Ethics Guidelines


Regulatory Disclaimer

Futures trading involves the risk of loss and is not suitable for everyone. Futures are leveraged investments and, because only a percentage of a contract's value is required to trade, it is possible to lose more than the amount of money deposited for a futures position. Therefore, market participants should only use funds that they can afford to lose and only a portion of those funds should be devoted to any one trade because market participants cannot expect to profit on every trade.