Meristem Diaspora Trust

Meristem Diaspora Trust is aimed at ensuring that the fear often faced by Nigerians in the Diaspora who want a reliable “Eye” in Nigeria over their investments or Home-coming plans are eliminated. It is a service/product designed such that those responsibilities are transferred to a trustee who represents and protects the interests of the owner with a view to ensuring that those objectives are achieved.

The service provides the following advantages:

  • It relieves the client of any stress and anxiety often experienced in undertaking investments whilst abroad.
  • The investment will be managed by a team of experts, and is executed in line with your desires.
  • Meristem Trustees will ensure adherence to the Trust Deed (This is a Legal Agreement, which will be executed between Meristem and the investor containing the terms of engagement).

Services

  • Construction
  • Land/Property Acquisition
  • Land/Property Sale
  • Property Tenancy
  • Investments
  • Pre-Construction

    Viz acquisition of Land, consent/C of O and Building Approval

  • Construction

    • Foundation
    • Carcass
    • Fittings
    • Finishing
  • Post construction

    • Tenancy
    • Sales
  • Pre-Purchase

    • Searches at Land Registry
  • Purchase

    • Agency services
    • Legal Documentation/Execution
    • Governor’s consent/ C of O
  • Post- Purchase

    • Provision of security personnel at acquired property

Where there are Tenants and Eviction is involved

  • Service of Notice
  • Eviction Proper
  • Sourcing for buyer
  • Agency services (Searching for Tenant)

  • Legal Documentation

  • Rental Income Custodian

  • Acting as shareholder/director on your behalf

    • Documentation of trust deed, filing papers with CAC, SEC
    • Attending shareholders meeting and voting
    • Ensuring payment of dividends, banners, rights etc
  • Acting as a director

    • Documentation of trust deed
    • Filing papers with CAC, SEC etc
    • Attending Directors meeting
  • Buying into a company

    • Investment Research Report
    • Strategic Investment advisory
  • Securities Dealing

    • Purchase and sale of Securities (Equities and Bonds)
    • Dividend payment/revalidation monitoring
    • Bonus payment monitoring
    • Status Report on Securities
  • Money Market

    • Mutual Funds
    • Treasury bills
    • Monitoring and Ensuring Instructions are carried out
  • Asset Tracking and Consolidation (ATC)

    • Consolidation of Investment accounts
    • Asset management and reporting
    • Independent Investigation Report
  • Independent Investigation Report

    • Update Status on Investment/projects
    • Advisory based on report finding(s)

FAQs

What is Meristem Diaspora Trust Fund?

It is a product designed to assist most Nigerian living abroad who have had challenges getting reliable and capable “person” in Nigeria that can coordinate and ensure that their instructions are carried out effectively. It ensures that the fear often faced by people in Diaspora who wants a reliable “Eye” in Nigeria over their investments or Home-coming plans are eliminated.

What are the features of Meristem Diaspora Trust?
  • It is a Trust Service directed at Nigerians in Diaspora.
  • The appointment of a corporate body, Meristem Trustees to oversee the investments with the aim of ensuring performance.
  • Where Fund is involved, the investments are undertaken in line with client mandate/instruction.
  • The investment will be managed by a team of investment experts.
  • For real estate investments [Land purchase or building construction] such will be undertaken and carefully supervised by MTL leveraging on other professionals.
  • The Settlor has professionals working on his project, such will be coordinated by Meristem Trustees Limited and fund will be held in trust on behalf of the client.
What are the benefits of Diaspora Trust?
  • It relieves settlor of any stress and anxieties often experienced in undertaking investment home while abroad.
  • The investment is assured in line with your desires.
  • Flexible exit option
What are the benefit of appointing a Trustee?
  • Trustees ensure adherence to the Trust Deed.
  • Professionalism is assured
  • The settlor is kept abreast through Periodic reporting on the investment.
  • Meristem Trustees is regulated by Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC]
Why Meristem Trustees?
  • Meristem Trustees is a member of the family comprising of Meristem Securities Limited, Meristem Registrars Limited, Meristem Wealth Management Limited and Meristem Stockbrokers Limited
  • Meristem has a capital base of N3Billion
  • Meristem is one of the top ten investment banks in Nigeria
Why Meristem Diaspora Trust?

MDT is aimed at ensuring that the fear often faced by people in Diaspora who wants a reliable “eye” in Nigeria over their investments or home-coming plans are eliminated. It is a service/product designed such that those responsibilities are transferred to Meristem Trustees who represents and protect the interests of the owner.