Who we are

Gulf International Finance Limited (GIFL) is a financial services company registered in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Dubai, UAE and regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) and provides financial service advisory for professional clients, as defined by the DFSA..

Staffed by seasoned bankers with over 200 years of collective experience in the financial services industry with global banks such as ABN AMRO, American Express, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Emirates NBD, FGB, HSBC, Standard Chartered, UBS etc.


Private Wealth Advisory

Independent investment advisory platform serving HNWIs, Institutions and Family Offices within Middle East, South Asia and Africa

Trade Finance Advisory

Facilitating international trade related transactions on behalf of importers and exporters alike, predominantly from within Middle East, South Asia and Africa

Corporate Finance and M&A Advisory

Advice corporates & Financial Institutions on all aspects of corporate finance including fund raising across the capital structure, balance sheet restructuring & debt advisory


250Mn $ raising for a real-estate firm based out of UAE

70Mn $ ongoing deal with a global conglomerate from Oman

12Mn $ import-export financing deal based out of UAE


We bring experienced leadership, deep expertise, diversity of thought, and long-term stability to the table.

Founder’s Message

Mr. Madhavan Sivashankar, Founder and CEO of GIFL presents his views on the future of ‘Discretionary Wealth Management’ services
Mr. Madhavan Sivashankar, Founder and CEO of GIFL, presents his views on the case for Multi Family Office in the GCC