Founders Peter Johnson and Judy Kirst-Kolkman recognized the promise and value in emerging and frontier markets nearly 30 years ago and founded Developing World Markets in 1994. By the end of that decade, they had fully committed to impact investing in these markets. Since then, DWM has been a leader in proving that institutional-quality investing and sustained impact can go hand in hand.
Peter Johnson, Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner
Peter’s history of institutional-quality impact investing in emerging and frontier markets began with DWM’s first impact investment in 1999. Since then, Peter’s innovations and drive for higher standards have been influential across the industry. Today, Peter leads DWM along with Co-Managing Partner Edward Marshall and the firm’s four other owner-partners.
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A+ for Strategy
A+ for Strategy and Governance
UNPRI Assessment Report 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
A+ for Direct
A+ for Direct Inclusive Finance
UNPRI Inclusive Finance Assessment 2020, 2019