Founded in 2003, MicroVest is an asset management firm that offers investors a unique global investment opportunity. We seek to invest capital in under-banked markets and provide access to financial services for rising middle class communities around the world. We believe our detailed due diligence process and focus on aligning values can result in meaningful financial returns. In other words, we feel that we are able to produce risk adjusted financial returns for our investors not despite the social lens of our investment process, but because of it. We believe that financial institutions that invest in the real economy and treat their clients with respect will outperform.
We manage a family of funds that seek to provide private capital to financial institutions that in turn make loans to entrepreneurs in developing communities. As of September 2016, the institutions of our portfolio served ~13 million micro, small and medium size businesses and individuals.
In our view, applying a commercial framework to investing in under-banked markets is the best way to reduce poverty on a global scale. See the latest Annual Report.
Want to learn more about MicroVest?
Check out Devin Thorpe’s interview of MicroVest’s Managing Director of Risk, Candace Smith, featured on Your Mark on the World to learn more about what we do, how we do it, and why financial inclusion is so important for the world.