Press release

Developing World Markets Selected for ImpactAssets 50 2013


Courtland Walker, Partner,
Head of Products & Partnerships

Developing World Markets

Oct 30, 2013

Developing World Markets (“DWM”) has been selected as a leading Impact Investment Manager for the ImpactAssets 50 2013 (“The IA 50 2013”), an annually updated list of the top 50 impact investment firms, for the third year in a row. DWM has been recognized for its success in managing private debt and equity investment vehicles that connect inclusive financial institutions in developing markets with investors in international capital markets.

The IA 50 2013, an open-source, public database of private debt and equity investment fund managers, represents $10.8 billion of capital in impact investments. A Selection Committee chaired by
ImpactAssets’ Chief Strategist, Jed Emerson, and comprising industry experts, selects firms according to a set of criteria based on experience, impact, and with an eye toward reflecting the diversity of impact investment opportunities.

“DWM is proud to be recognized for its contributions in the impact investing industry,” said DWM Co- Founding Partner Peter Johnson. “DWM’s core mission is to create positive social impact in developing economies. We are incredibly honored to be recognized as one of the top impact investment firms for the third year running.”

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About Developing World Markets

Developing World Markets is a dedicated emerging markets asset manager with a mission to improve lives at the base of the economic pyramid. As a leading fund manager for microfinance and other impact assets, DWM aims to achieve sustainable development through market-level, financial returns for its investors, and social returns in the developing world.

DWM has structured and advised on approximately USD 1 billion in creative inclusive finance transactions over the past 10 years. As of September 30, 2013, DWM managed approximately USD 650 million in impact investments.

For more information, please contact Alexandra Pope at [email protected] or 1-203-655-5453 X151, or visit our website

About ImpactAssets

ImpactAssets is a nonprofit financial services firm that increases the flow of capital into investments that deliver financial, social and environmental returns. ImpactAssets impact investment strategies, donor advised fund and knowledge resources provide a dynamic platform for wealth managers and the clients they serve to advance social or environmental change through investment.

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Courtland Walker, Partner, Head of Products & Partnerships