Folashade Adeloye is a qualified common law solicitor with extensive experience in cross border corporate finance transactions. Her competence spans private equity, business combinations, and capital markets. Having worked in asset management for over fifteen years, Folashade has developed expertise in wealth transfer as it relates to gifting, estate planning, business succession planning, future family security and charitable giving. Over the years, she has rendered wealth management and transfer services to High Net Worth Individuals and affluent families across several jurisdictions, displaying a deep understanding of trust laws and gifting techniques.
Folashade currently manages ARM Trustees Limited, a subsidiary of Asset & Resource Management Holding Company Limited “ARM Group”, the largest non-bank financial service Firm in Nigeria with over N1tn Assets Under Management. She manages ARM Trustees book of business and operations, is responsible for driving strategy and profitability and ensuring employee engagement. ARM Trustees’ close alignment with ARM Group’s wealth and investment management business has led to achievement of 100% growth target in client base and AUM. Over a three year period, Folashade and her team of experienced trust advisors have propelled ARM Group’s trust business’ appointment on high profile debt market transactions cumulatively valued at circa U$6bn, driving the business to profitability and achieving recognition as a strong player in the corporate trust industry. She is also seasoned in corporate governance and company secretarial practice.
She holds an LL.B from Obafemi Awolowo University and an LL.M from the University of Lagos, Nigeria and is a qualified Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries & Administrators (ICSA) UK, a member of the Negotiation & Conflict Management Group (NCMG) and an INSEAD alumni. She is a member of the Society for Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP) and was awarded the International Advisory Expert of the Year (Estate Planning) for Nigeria in 2018.