The Perivoli Trust owns a portfolio of investment assets in real estate, public and private equities and collectibles.
The Trust has owned, from its establishment in 1999, a stake in Arisaig Partners, an emerging market-focused investment management firm headquartered in Singapore, which has been the source of its wealth.
The Trust’s real estate assets include two houses for holiday rent in Italy, the Perivoli Lagoon House in the Walker Bay Conservancy near Stanford, Hermanus in South Africa and the African Villa at the Okonjima Conservancy in Namibia. All profits from the Lagoon House and the African Villa go to conserving local flora and fauna.
The Perivoli Schools Trust was established in 2012 with its aim being to help address the challenges faced by nursery school teachers in Sub-Saharan Africa. Over 22,000 nursery school teachers across five countries have attended its two-year training programme so far, with 200,000 being the ultimate target.
Perivoli Innovations, a Jersey-based purpose trust, was settled in 2016 to invest in early-stage Life Science, MedTech, ClimateTech, Digital and other new technology companies in the U.K. and Africa with a positive societal impact. Its four areas of focus are climate change, health, social inclusion and productivity enhancement.
The Perivoli Africa Research Centre (PARC) was established at the University of Bristol in 2019 with a gift from the Trustee of the Perivoli Trust. It aims to foster more balanced partnerships between research institutions in the U.K. and Africa.
The Perivoli Climate Trust, established in 2020, supports research into climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies with an Africa focus.
The most promising strategies identified by the Climate Trust are implemented through the Perivoli Rangeland Institute, which is headquartered in Namibia, and include, so far, the introduction of agri-ecological farming practices by smallholder farmers and the conversion of invasive bushes into biochar on larger farms with the aim, in both cases, being livelihood uplift and the earning of carbon offset credits as well as greenhouse gas sequestration.
The Perivoli Foundation, a UK charity which was settled in 2020, funds the Perivoli Schools Trust, the Perivoli Africa Research Centre, the Perivoli Climate Trust and the Perivoli Rangeland Institute as well as a number of UK and Africa focussed, founder-led, charities.
The Foundation is funded by the Perivoli Trust as well as by investment gains enjoyed by Perivoli Innovations which are not reinvested.