NAVF proposes to provide Native American Tribes with 1) proper leadership, 2) a focused portfolio to leverage tribal sovereignty as a distinct competitive advantage, and 3) capital. Based on these factors the “Funds” projected return would be far above that of a competitive fund having a similar portfolio matrix but not the tax advantages and other special benefits accruing to the Native American Tribes. The tribe holds the corporate assets but NAVF is privatizing the operational management of the tribal-NAVF enterprise portfolio.
Safeguards will be put into place to insure that the investments within the portfolio companies have a stable operating environment. In addition, the operational management would be allowed to make decisions within the portfolio’s companies. The creation of a tribal business development corporation or other business entity separated from tribal government can provide a number of advantages, as long as operational safeguards are addressed which would allow the NAVF’s holdings to: