ORIGINS

The Bellerive Group was created as the result of a management buyout from Stenham Group. Stenham was founded at the beginning of the twentieth century as a confirming house and buying agent, evolving eventually into a trade finance, wealth management and investment business a century later. The Trade Finance and Lending division was sold to Bellerive in 2011 and formed the basis of the new group.

STRUCTURE AND REGULATORY FRAMEWORK

The main operating companies are Bellerive Finance Plc, Bellerive Global Services Ltd and Bellerive Capital Ltd.

Bellerive Group Holdings Ltd, registered in BVI, is the ultimate parent company.

Bellerive Finance Plc is a UK company registered with the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for anti-money laundering purposes and carries on the main trade finance activity of the Group.

Bellerive Global Services Ltd, a Guernsey company, provides short-term lending and guarantee facilities. It is registered with the Guernsey Financial Services Commission as a non-regulated financial services business.

Bellerive Capital Ltd, a BVI company, is a private equity and joint venture investor.

Bellerive Finance (Pty) Ltd, registered in South Africa, carries on trade finance operations.

MISSION

Bellerive is dedicated to seeing its clients and their businesses succeed by assisting in creating solutions for their long and short term goals.

Bellerive enables clients to pursue opportunities, develop their companies, maximise growth and encourage entrepreneurial spirit. This is achieved by providing first class facilities, backed by a highly experienced client focussed team which strives to have close and supportive relationships with clients and a clear understanding of their requirements.

OUR VALUES AND BEHAVIOURS

The Bellerive Group has established the following values, which it expects all directors, management and staff to observe at all times in the course of business:

  • employees to act with honesty and integrity in all dealings with stakeholders;
  • to interact with fairness, dignity and respect within and outside of the Group in all business dealings;
  • to create and protect a credible and well-reputed business and working environment free from harassment and discrimination;
  • obeying the law is the foundation on which the Group’s ethical standards are built;
  • all conflict situations must be avoided or properly mitigated, where personal interest could conflict with duties to the organisation and to clients;
  • employees who have access to confidential information about the Group or any other entity are not permitted to use or share that information for trading purposes either within the Group or the other entity’s securities or for any other purpose, except in the conduct of the Group’s business;
  • the diversity of the Group’s employees is a tremendous asset. The Group is firmly committed to providing equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and will not tolerate any illegal discrimination or harassment based on race, colour, religion, sex, national origin or any other protected class; and
  • employees are required to follow all applicable environmental laws and regulations.