Stamford, CT, USA
Sep 19, 2016
U.S. based investment manager, Developing World Markets (DWM), is pleased to announce a new partnership with Invest in Visions GmbH, a Frankfurt based impact investment firm. DWM is serving as an advisor to Invest in Visions for the IIV Mikrofinanzfonds, a German open-ended public investment fund. IIV Mikrofinanzfonds provides debt financing to microfinance institutions throughout the developing world and is the largest microfinance fund in Germany. Launched in 2011, the fund had a net asset value of approx. $387mm as of September 30, 2016. This new partnership further expands DWM’s capacity to provide debt financing to its microfinance clients around the globe.
The IIV Mikrofinanzfonds fund is not available to U.S. investors.
About Developing World Markets
Founded in 1994, as an investment manager exclusively focused on emerging and frontier markets, Developing World Markets structured its first financing in microfinance in 1999 and began lending to socially and environmentally positive institutions in 2006. Impact investments are DWM’s sole focus, and the firm’s footprint spans to more than 50 developing countries. DWM primarily manages privately-placed funds on behalf of institutional clients, and invests debt and equity predominantly in “inclusive” financial institutions, such as microfinance banks and SME lenders.
Peter Johnson, Partner