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Doing Things Differently: Omar Jackson, Partner at Berkeley Assets

Feb 28, 2021

"We're not looking to follow a set mould. We are looking to innovate at every opportunity we can." Omar Jackson (PRUnderground) February 28th, 2021With a diversified portfolio of investments across sectors like real estate, hospitality, logistics, and technology, Berkeley Assets currently operates over 150 businesses across multiple industries, with its offices spread across Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. “We like to see ourselves as a low-risk Private Equity firm,” Omar Jackson says. “One of our unique points is that everything is tangible so, what we work with are asset-backed businesses, tangible assets. We are looking at real estate as 80-85% of our portfolio, all in the UK and the US because those are notoriously two of the most stable and historically strong real estate markets in the world.” This kind of reasoning governs Berkeley Asset’s forays into other sectors as well, wherein the company takes charge of all the assets under its purview, thereby ensuring its clientele’s peace of mind. “We, as a company, have a lot of security in terms of our charge over the assets,” he explains. “So, we are able to protect our clients’ money at all costs, at all times. And it’s great for the clients just to know that. Because if you’re doing everything through a fund, something you can’t physically see or touch, it becomes a lot more difficult. So that’s our framework, to offer clientele, retail or institutional, something physical, something tangible.” According to Jackson, this is the differentiating factor that makes Berkeley Assets stand out as a firm. “PE is very simple,” he says. “You raise money on one side, and you invest it on the other side’. Now, some PE firms go down the fund route; others go down direct placement. We’re direct placement, so a client knows his money comes in the door from one end, and it goes into projects on the other end. There are no fees; it’s a simple arrangement, they can come in for two years, five years, or 10 years, we give them a fixed rate of interest on their loan to us. So that could be 4%, 6%, or 8% per annum. They can get paid that interest bi-annually, and we do that in order so that clients can physically see the rewards of their investment, not just see it on paper. It’s physical, it’s real. That’s the whole concept of Berkeley Assets; it’s tangible.” Omar Jackson is a partner at private equity firm Berkeley Assets which has headquarters in British Virgin Islands, Dubai and London. Berkeley Assets is a multi-asset company with a strong, diversified portfolio of investments across the real estate, hospitality, logistics and technologies sectors About Berkeley Assets The post Doing Things Differently: Omar Jackson, Partner at Berkeley Assets first appeared on PRUnderground. Press Contact Name: Brazen PR Phone: +971 4 240 8395 Email: Contact Us Website: Original Press Release.

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SoftBank (UK) Completed the First Blockchain Investment Project,ZT Attracted the Investment of Millions of Dollars.

Feb 28, 2021

SoftBank (UK) made an investment of millions of dollars in ZT recently. It was also the first investment project of SoftBank (UK) in the layout of the blockchain industry.   SoftBank founded by Masayoshi Son in 1981 and listed in Japan in 1994 is a global comprehensive venture capital company that operates investments in traditional finance, technological innovation and artificial intelligence. It has been focused on seeking enterprises with strong industrial growth potential and high value in the field of blockchain investment in recent years. ZT established in 2018 is subordinate to ZT Global. It is an independent digital asset trading service provider, aiming to promoting and developing the digital asset management service related to asset digitization by taking the global digital asset trading business as the underlying business. It ranks among the top 20 in the world at present.   For this investment project, it was said by an investment director of SoftBank (UK)  Minsheng Yamada that it was hoped to make use of the global influence, ecosystem, operation experience and sufficient investment resource of SoftBank (UK) to promote the rapid development of ZT in strategic and market development, resource integration and other aspects. It was willing to take the investment project of ZT as the first investment target of SoftBank (UK) in addition to enhancing the public awareness of digital assets and creating a new era of digital economy jointly. It was also expressed that it was willing to take this opportunity to actively promote the investment of Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and other partners in the blockchain industry.   According to Li Xiaocheng, CEO of ZT (China), as the first investment target of SoftBank in the blockchain industry, ZT would be in active cooperation with SoftBank for the establishment of an open and efficient blockchain ecosystem so as to further strengthen its own underlying transaction business depth and enhance the scale management ability of global digital assets. In addition, it would set up a multi-party resource system in the near future to promote the influence and innovation of the blockchain technology on industrial formats and later asset forms and accelerate the practical path of leading blockchain technology examples.

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