“We embrace the challenges of lending in emerging and frontier markets, and our ability to structure creative financing solutions that balance risk and return is a meaningful differentiator. It delivers value for our investors, for borrowers, and for beneficiaries of the impact.”
–Robert Constantino, Managing Director, Private Debt
Expansive knowledge of the emerging financial services sector
We deeply understand the ways inclusive financial services can promote social and economic progress in developing countries. We lend to bank and non-bank institutions providing microfinance, small- & medium-enterprise (SME) finance, low-income mortgage, agricultural, and education finance, leasing, factoring, and other financial services—and our ongoing monitoring and discussions with these providers helps them (and therefore our investors) succeed.
Direct lending beyond microfinance
While DWM lends largely to microfinance institutions and other specialty finance companies, we also lend directly in senior secured, unsecured and subordinated debt formats to companies in meaningfully impactful sectors such as renewable energy, water & sanitation, women’s opportunity, agriculture, education, and health.
Multiple and tailored debt strategies
DWM offers tailored financing solutions including senior and subordinated debt, short- and medium-tenors, hard and local currency denominations, bond issues and syndications. We create strategies that work well for our direct institutional investors, asset-management partners, and borrowers.
Total value of impact-driven loans made by DWM in more than 60 emerging and frontier markets
Number of impactful debtors to whom DWM has lent funds and provided ongoing impact guidance
$0.5 - $30m
Size range of typical DWM debt investment, with larger total investments per debtor available over time