Press release

DWM Appoints Hannah Schiff as Director of Impact


Edward Marshall,
Co-Managing Partner

Stamford, CT, USA

Dec 1, 2021

Developing World Markets (“DWM”), a US-based leading emerging and frontier markets impact investing firm with more than 20 years’ experience, is pleased to announce the appointment of Hannah Schiff as Director of Impact.

In this role, Hannah will be responsible for overseeing DWM’s impact capabilities, including implementing DWM’s impact strategies and measurement, and supporting DWM’s expansion into new impact sectors.

Most recently, Hannah led a platform-wide impact strategy as the Director of Impact, Responsible Investing at Nuveen (TIAA), where she oversaw the company’s efforts to define, drive, and manage positive social and environmental impact across asset classes. Prior to this role, she was a Research Manager at the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) and launched the organization’s 10-year industry development roadmap.

Edward Marshall, Co-Managing Partner of Developing World Markets says, “DWM is excited to expand our team with the addition of Hannah, who will advance our impact strategies and standardization process, which includes impact measurement, management, engagement and reporting.” He added, “Hannah’s ability to scale up complex impact management programs will be an asset to DWM as we continuously hone our strategies and expand into additional markets.”

About DWM

Developing World Markets is an impact investing firm with over two decades of experience in emerging and frontier markets. Through funds managed or advised by DWM Asset Management, LLC, the firm’s SEC-registered investment adviser, DWM has originated and managed over $2 billion of private debt and private equity in impact-oriented enterprises, including over 600 loans and 25 private equity stakes in more than 70 emerging and frontier countries. The firm operates from its headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut, USA, and is supported by offices and team members in New York, Delhi, Tiblisi, Lima, Managua, Nairobi, Quito, and San Jose (Costa Rica) as well as in Japan, France, Germany and the Netherlands.

As a non-EU AIFM, with vehicles regulated by Luxembourg’s CSSF and Germany’s BAFIN, longstanding partnerships in the Netherlands, Germany, and now the Nordic region, and relations with institutional investors across the continent, DWM is dedicated to serving its European investor partners, with a shared commitment to impact.

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