How to qualify as a professional investor?

According to the DFSA Rule Book, COB Section 2.3.7, an individual is a professional client if:

  • The individual has net assets of at least USD 1 million, excluding the value of primary residence. Assets that are indirectly owned can be included in the calculation and either
  • Within the previous two years, the individual is, or
  • Has been, an employee in a relevant professional position of an Authorized Firm or a Regulated Financial Institution or
  • The individual appears, on reasonable grounds, to have sufficient experience and understanding of relevant financial markets, products or transactions and any associated risks.

Smart Crowd will need to verify the above information in order to classify you as a professional client.

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