June 11, 2018

Achieving Impact Through Frontier Investment

By Andrew Holt | June 11, 2018 | IR Magazine

Larry Fink’s annual letter to CEOs last year on how companies must have a social purpose helped shift the dial further in the direction of impact investing. Undeniably, this follows a trend that has taken hold in recent years, as investing with a social conscience has gained its own mammoth momentum.

On a wider scale, the need to harness the power of private capital to solve global challenges has been felt around the world and resulted in some fund managers increasingly committing to help scale social impact investment. One company that has been leading the way is MicroVest, a US-based asset management firm dedicated to applying a commercial framework to investing in unbanked and under-served markets.

Founded in 2003, MicroVest aims to demonstrate that investing in an aspiring, and rapidly growing, middle class and its enterprises in a frontier market and focusing on a sustainable investment process that provides private capital to low-income financial institutions could, in turn, deliver good risk-adjusted returns.  

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