MicroVest is an asset manager that specializes in allocating private debt capital to responsible microfinance and small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) finance institutions serving unbanked and underbanked microentrepreneurs and small businesses in emerging markets. As one of the first U.S.-based microfinance investors, MicroVest has built a track record since 2003 of investing in institutions whose interests are aligned with the borrowers and communities they serve.
By catalyzing the availability of credit to responsible MFIs and SME Finance Institutions—many of which serve as the first provider of formal credit to underserved microentrepreneurs and small businesses—MicroVest is facilitating financial inclusion, supporting job creation, promoting gender equality, and reducing poverty.
Since its founding, MicroVest has disbursed more than $1.6 billion to over 200 microfinance and SME finance institutions in more than 60 countries.
MicroVest is a registered investment adviser, Certified B Corporation, and wholly-owned subsidiary of MicroVest General Partner Holding LLC, a Delaware statutory PBLLC whose public benefit purpose is to create scalable investment opportunities that support enterprising ventures and projects in underserved or underfinanced sectors and communities worldwide. MicroVest General Partner Holding LLC is wholly owned by DAI Global, LLC.
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MicroVest is a proud participant and signatory of a number of impact investment-focused initiatives that support the growth and professionalization of the industry around the world. Throughout our 20-year history, we have sought to build strong partnerships and lead dialogue around impact measurement, benchmarking and transparency to sustainably grow the base of capital that seeks to advance social and environmental priorities while achieving financial returns.
MicroVest is a Certified B Corporation, a member of the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) and the 2X Collaborative, and a Signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) and The Operating Principles for Impact Management. In 2023, MicroVest was again selected for the ImpactAssets 50 2023 as an Emeritus Impact Manager, a designation that recognizes established impact fund managers who have been on the IA 50 for at least five years. Of the 163 managers featured in 2023’s list, only nine, including MicroVest, have been selected in all twelve IA50 showcases since the list’s inception. MicroVest is also proud to be among the 17% of fund managers featured who have had their impact reporting verified by a third party.