Divisions - Islamic Banking
DIVO may make equity investments in Islamic banking and "finance house" operations in the U.S., Canada, or elsewhere. It is anticipated that these may include start-up banking ventures.

Management has been contacted or knows of several entities raising funds for Islamic banking ventures, and has done significant research itself into launching a de novo Islamic bank. None of these are yet mature discussions, and may never mature into an investment.

A related entity has been given a "non-objection" response from the banking regulators to an inquiry regarding an attempt to create a U.S. Islamic bank, and made an attempt to acquire and convert a bank that was ultimately shuttered in the summer of 2009. This effort was not successful due to timing constraints and similar opportunities are actively being sought.