Stamford, CT, USA
Oct 21, 2016
U.S. based investment manager, Developing World Markets (DWM), is pleased to announce its advisory mandate with Japan’s SBI Securities Co, Ltd., signed in August, 2016, to originate and service fixed income exposures to microfinance institutions in Asia, creating a product designed for Japanese investors. The first SBI Microfinance Bond, under this program, was issued in August, 2016.
The investments mentioned above are 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