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NES Contracts to Administer St. Louis-based QOZ Fund

NES Financial has contracted to provide its purpose-built fund administration suite for Gateway Opportunity Funds’ first fund. The St. Louis-based Qualified Opportunity Fund is making its first investment in the shovel-ready Lighthouse Landing (pictured).

“If properly implemented, the Opportunity Zones legislation has the potential to be the most transformative economic impact program in U.S. history,” said Reid Thomas, EVP at San Jose-based NES Financial. “Our purpose-built OZ solution was designed to help ensure that the program succeeds in doing the good it was intended to do.”

The NES Financial Opportunity Zone Fund Administration Suite is intended to efficiently and securely handle administration of growing funds, at scale, so that fund managers can focus on raising capital.

Gateway’s management plans to run an investor-focused and streamlined operation, while also achieving significant job creation and community improvement through the Qualified Opportunity Zone program. The fund is now open and accepting investment.

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