BlackPace Group is a diversified enterprise management, investment solutions and an advisory firm focused on Africa with locations in Lagos & Abuja, Nigeria, Geneva, Switzerland. Additional legal representation and offices in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Kigali, Rwanda. Our Advisory and Investment Management capabilities are unrivalled in the financial/investment services sector including Agriculture, Energy, Finance, Infrastructure, and Technology.
It is a well known fact that the increasing demand for art collection and the investment that goes with it have soared in the past decade with sales hitting over $85Billion.The art market is currently dominated by the rich who have recently discovered the luxe-solace in investing their excess liquid cash in art and its related investments, art funds et all.While some HNWI/UHNWIs are quick to collect artifacts for personal amusement, others are employing the services of experienced wealth advisors with core knowledge in art as an investment to assist with their art collection. According to Delloite’s 2014 Art & Finance Report, “art buyers and collectors are increasingly acquiring art and collectibles from an investment viewpoint”.The report also claims that art as an asset class “will most likely increase the need and demand for professional and wealth management services relating to the management and planning, preservation, leverage and enhancement of art and collectible assets”. BlackPace Art Advisory desk is well experienced in the field of Art collection, preservation and optimization.
Cros Agro Allied Ltd ‘Cros Agro’ is a BlackPace company and in partnership with Plateau State Government under a PPP/Joint Development initiative. BlackPace owns 51% and Plateau owns 49%. The partnership provides BlackPace access to the growing potato economy in Nigeria which is valued at over $3.5billion. Through its processing facility to be located in Jos, the Joint Development program will process 60,000 tons of potatoes for local consumption and export.
Our vision is to change the agribusiness landscape of Africa and to support the socio-economic development of the African people.
Cros Agro’s presence in Nigeria is to offer a robust economic and social value to the agribusiness arena in the country. Our focus is Potato value chain, Oil Palm Plantation, Ginger, Banana, Coffee, Soya and Beans. We currently have over 3,000hectares of which 50% is already cultivated.
Africa’s energy sector is becoming highly competitive attracting global energy players of all sizes, all jostling for a share of the market. Several reforms and investment driven policies are being initiated by successive African governments to create level playing fields. Although not helped by current global events in North Africa and the Middle East nor monetary events in the Eurozone, which tend to adversely impact on the growth of Africa’s energy economy, particularly its hydrocarbon sector, the African energy sector requires diversification and a wellnurtured competitive environment to thrive
BlackPace is built on sound knowledge and excellent service delivery. Importantly, we have earned the trust and confidence of our clients by meeting their expectations in QoS, expertise and profitability. What more? Our team of investment managers, analysts, strategists and administrators have all excelled in their various fields. BlackPace is structured as a leading Investment Advisory boutique to Private and Institutional clients covering all aspects of Asset Management, Wealth Management, Corporate Advisory and Private Offices to wealthy clients.
Michael is a distinguished Corporate Banker. After graduating from the University of Cambridge he commenced a career in finance. Michael has more than thirty years’ experience in banking and finance with a significant international remit. In his business development capacity Michael has to a large extent concentrated on enhancing Moody’s footprint in developing economies – initially in the CIS markets and recently Sub Saharan Africa.
Director, Blackpace Africa Jerome was a Diplomat and co-head of the economic department at the Embassy of France in Lagos. He is on the Board of Cogent Global Energy. Jerome is an infrastructure and Energy expert. MBA Pantheon Sorbonne, France
Oliver is a Director at BlackPace Wealth. He is a founder and Snr. Analyst of the global firm, Wealth Insight UK and Firebreaks. Oliver is a seasoned wealth analyst and contributes to leading newspapers, magazines and journals on Wealth Management.
Olusegun Paul Andrew is the Executive Chairman and Founder of Blackpace Group. He has over 25 years of consulting practice in Investment Management, Private Wealth Management and Global Strategy. As an investment strategist he has led world class consortium for oil and gas deals in Nigeria valued at $2b. Paul is a member of Financial Management Association and European Economic Association.
Alexander RADO, CFA is a financial analyst and investment manager with over two decades of active private banking and investment banking practice. He was 1st Vice President at Banque Edouard Constant (Now EFG Private Bank). He is a board member of Cogent Global Energy. MBA, University of Geneva
Michael is a Director of BlackPace and heads the energy subsidiary- Cogent Global Energy Ltd. He has been Project/Resident Engineer on civil engineering projects in Zambia and Botswana, He was a director of Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, Shell Gas Nigeria LNG and Bonny Gas Transport.In all he has 45 years in energy related businesses and is a Chartered Engineer. MA from Cambridge, MSE and MBA from University of Pennsylvania.
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