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Three questions to our Business Development director

Thursday 9th, February 2017

An interview with Valérie Dujardin
Business Development director
Based in Geneva

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Symbiotics builds up its technical assistance expertise

Thursday 9th, February 2017

For over six years, Symbiotics has been developing expertise in technical assistance thanks to the launch of the Regional MSME Investment Fund for Sub-Saharan Africa Fund (REGMIFA) in 2011 and its REGMIFA TA Facility, both managed by Symbiotics. The management of the TA Facility is performed by an e

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Steady growth of talent recruitment

Wednesday 8th, February 2017

With the strengthening of several of the company’s key partnerships, and its investors’ growing interest in themes beyond microfinance, Symbiotics hired over 25 professionals reaching a total headcount of 96 staff at the end of 2016 and we expect this to continue in 2017.

Duc Nguyen, Symbioti

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Microfinance is no longer a niche investment

Thursday 12th, January 2017

Since 2005, Symbiotics has published a detailed survey on microfinance funds. This report has become a reference in the industry allowing fund managers to benchmark their performances and the industry to observe its evolution.  In a recent interview with Le Temps, Symbiotics CEO, Roland Dominicé,

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The Bond market grows its impact

Tuesday 10th, January 2017

This past year, the impact bond market is expected to double compared to 2016 and is projected to reach 100 billion U.S. Dollars.
This upward trend is being stymied equally by bond emitters and investors.

Source: Sphère Magazine in French & German

 

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Institutionals drive the market

Wednesday 21st, December 2016

The total allocation by this investor type has grown from 500 million U.S. Dollars to 5 billion U.S. Dollars in the past 10 years.
Source: L’Agefi (French)

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Extending access to credit to SMEs, microfinance’s next challenge

Wednesday 30th, November 2016

Interview with Daniel von Moltke, Symbiotics Director of Asset Management
Source: Market (French)

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New report: Microfinance Funds: 10 years of research and practice

Wednesday 16th, November 2016

“A review and analysis of CGAP’s and Symbiotics’ Microfinance Investment Vehicles Surveys”
Our white paper, co-written with CGAP on the past 10 years of investments in microfinance is available now.

This research reflects back on 10 years of data and analysis on microfinance investment veh

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3 questions to Symbiotics’ investment manager

Thursday 10th, November 2016

Short interview with Patrick d’Huart
Investment Manager Africa
Based in our Cape Town office

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Myanmar arrives on the financial inclusion map

Tuesday 25th, October 2016

Myanmar holds a potential that few emerging markets offer today.  Find out why this country has now piqued the interest of investors.
Source: Le Temps

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French

 

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Symbiotics and UBS launch a new impact investing fund, with the support of the Swiss government

Tuesday 4th, October 2016

Symbiotics has successfully closed the SME  Finance – Loans for Growth Fund, a fully subscribed USD 50 million investment product offered by UBS to its impact investor base. The 4-year closed-end structure aims to provide loans to SME finance institutions in emerging and frontier markets. It thereb

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Symbiotics and IntelleGrow launch India’s first SME pool program

Friday 30th, September 2016

Read India-based IntelleGrow’s recent press release on  a new and innovative SME debt pool program created in collaboration with Symbiotics. It will allow impact investors to invest in a group of impact-driven Indian SMEs.

Press release

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Symbiotics 2016 MIV Survey

Monday 12th, September 2016

 

 

This unique study provides asset managers, investors and academia alike with the latest information of most of the world’s microfinance fund activity in emerging markets. The 10th edition of the Symbiotics MIV Survey

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3 questions to Symbiotics’ investment analyst

Monday 12th, September 2016

Short interview with Eugene Tan.
Analyst for China, Mongolia and Pakistan
Based in our Singapore office.

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In Africa, microfinance at the service of solar energy

Tuesday 28th, June 2016

Solar energy’s contribution to a country’s overall energy output has long been marginal. That could soon change.
Source: Le Temps
English
French
 

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Three questions to our Head of Marketing & Communications

Monday 27th, June 2016

Following the company’s image refresh last January, after 10 years of business, we recently unveiled our brand new corporate website. John Staehli, Head of Marketing & Communication, tells us more about this project as well as the company’s latest marketing research developments and partner

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Sustainable investments are becoming a mainstream asset class

Monday 6th, June 2016

La fortune gérée en Suisse selon les principes de l’investissement durable approche 200 milliards de francs. La croissance est soutenue notamment par une prise de conscience accrue, et par la quête effrénée de rendements du fait de la répression financière.
Source: Le Temps (French)

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Kenya and Bolivia: the differences between winners and losers when the price of oil falls

Monday 4th, April 2016

With their opposing exchange rate regimes, energy-exporting Bolivia and energy-importing Kenya have distinct risk profiles.
Source: Le Temps English
Français

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Three questions to our Head of Financial Institutions, Vincent Lehner

Thursday 3rd, March 2016

Q1: What do you find to be the most important aspect of the investment analysts’ work and yours today?
Our team of 25 analysts, present in 4 offices around the world, is constantly travelling, performing due diligences, visiting financial institutions, regulators and associations or other actors

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Symbiotics Impact Bond platform reaches USD 300 million

Thursday 3rd, March 2016

Symbiotics impact bond platform, a pass-through notes issuance program called “MSME Bonds”, which reaches out to microfinance and SME finance in the emerging markets, has reached USD 300 million since its inception, offering a unique and innovative way for investors to boost the social impact of th

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Unctad’s Empretec helps Symbiotics gain insights on entrepreneurship

Thursday 3rd, March 2016

Symbotics’ entire management staff recently met in Geneva for a week of seminars and training. As part of the company’s training development program, they engaged in a special training session given by UNCTAD Empretec on entrepreneurship.

The workshop’s main objective was to allow participants

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How two South Caucasus nations are confronting the regional recession

Monday 18th, January 2016

While Armenia sees its economic prospects hampered by its close links with Russia, Georgia is free to turn towards the West. However, despite its current economic problems, Russia remains the engine of the regional economy and it may not be a bad idea to keep close ties with this major economic powe

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Swiss Microfinance report 2015: Switzerland leader in managing global microfinance investments

Tuesday 15th, December 2015

Swiss Microfinance Report 2015 shows that Switzerland remains the leader in managing global microfinance investments

The recently updated Swiss Microfinance Investments Report confirms that Switzerland remains the world market leader in microfinance investments with 38% of global investments. Thi

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Company enters its high conference season

Monday 19th, October 2015

Our company enters its high conference season

Symbiotics has begun its conference high season. Many staff members will be attending several regional and microfinance network conferences into the months of November and December. In addition, some conferences have been organized by the Business D

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Company’s first energy deal with M-KOPA

Thursday 15th, October 2015

Symbiotics recently became a partner of M-KOPA, an Africa-based solar energy solutions company that has connected thousands of homes in several countries in Central Africa to solar power. Their market-tailored product relies not only on more affordable green technology but also on an innovative pay-

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Three questions to the Head of Market & Credit Risk, Jérôme Savelli

Thursday 15th, October 2015

Three questions to the Head of Market & Credit Risk, Jérôme Savelli

A new Market & Credit Risk unit has been added at Symbiotics. Jérôme Savelli, its new head, talks to us about the creation of the unit, its various dimensions and what it will bring to the company’s investment value c

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Nigerians are finally starting to dream of a country with an effective administration

Monday 12th, October 2015

How is it that Africa’s largest oil-producing country has effectively managed to run out of fuel? This is precisely the question the world asked in May 2015 as Nigeria’s businesses faced crippling fuel shortages that threatened the economy.
Source: Le Temps English Français

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Betting on Sub-Saharan Africa

Thursday 1st, October 2015

Authors: Daniel von Moltke & David Grimaud
Source: Banque et Finance – Asset Management Suisse 2015 
Misez sur l’Afrique sub-saharienne
Setzen Sie auf Subsahara-Afrika

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Africa appears to be a new vector of growth

Friday 18th, September 2015

Slowing down of private microfinance asset management.  Africa, the outsider, is drawing attention.
Source: L’Agefi (French)

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Symbiotics publishes its 9th Annual Microfinance Investment Vehicles survey

Wednesday 16th, September 2015

The 9th edition of the Symbiotics Microfinance Investment Vehicles (MIV) Survey has just been published. It is the only industry survey providing a full overview of market trends as well as a peer group analysis of global microfinance investment vehicles. These specialized intermediaries include mic

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Symbiotics participates in the 2nd African Microfinance Week

Thursday 23rd, July 2015

Several Symbiotics staff recently had the opportunity to meet with a large number of microfinance practitioners and policy makers from 36 African countries from June 29-July 3rd in Dakar Senegal for the second edition of the African Microfinance Week was held. This year’s driving theme was “Innovati

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Ivan Pictet replaces Prof. Francis Waldvogel as Chairman of the Board

Friday 26th, June 2015

This week Symbiotics held its annual shareholders’ meeting in Geneva. The majority of the company’s current 64 shareholders attended and were able to have a full overview of the 2014 results and gain insights regarding the 2015 business developments and outlook.

This was an exceptional meeting wi

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How Ecuador is dealing with declining oil revenues

Monday 15th, June 2015

L’Equateur (le plus petit membre de l’OPEP) a récemment subi des pressions sur ses recettes fiscales causées par la chute du prix du brut amorcée aux troisième trimestre 2014.
Source: Le Temps English Français

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Symbiotics celebrates 10 years of sustainable investments

Wednesday 27th, May 2015

In late January, Symbiotics celebrated its 10 years of business with the company’s entire staff, nearly 85 people to date, and its main stakeholders in Geneva. This provided an opportunity for the founders to share how the company got started as well as its main highlights, obstacles and achievement

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Press Release: Symbiotics opens an office in Zurich and grows its business development activities

Wednesday 27th, May 2015

Symbiotics has recently opened its second office in Switzerland at Forchstrasse 280 in the city center of Zurich. The office is run by a new Head of Investor Relations, Christoffer Dahlberg. His predecessor, Fabio Sofia, was made Director of the new Business Development unit, which includes the inve

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3 questions for the CEO

Tuesday 26th, May 2015

Reinforcing the senior management.
Symbiotics presented its history and business plan during its 10-year celebration on January 27th. The company’s investment portfolio has experienced a compounded annual growth rate of 40% over the past decade. Symbiotics plans to double its assets under managemen

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India’s SMEs grow their waste management role

Wednesday 25th, March 2015

With Prime Minister Modi’s Clean India campaign making global headlines, a company in India is creating impact by bringing professionalism to an unorganised waste management sector, thereby generating wealth and security for its valuable employees: the rag pickers.
Source: Le Temps English Franç

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The Flourishing Microfinance Market: Past, Present and Future

Wednesday 25th, March 2015

A conversation with Fabio Sofia, Head of Business Development, and John Staehli, Head of Marketing and Communication, Symbiotics
Global Trends

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Microfinance’s attractive potential

Wednesday 21st, January 2015

The sector is booming. Geneva-based Symbiotics celebrates ten years of success and intends to double its assets under management in the next three years.
Source: Bilan English Français

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In ten years, microfinance has gained credibility in the eyes of investors

Wednesday 21st, January 2015

Symbiotics, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, has invested 2.2 billion francs for its clients. True to its social charter, the Geneva-based company plans to expand into other sectors
Source: Le Temps English Français

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Africa’s strong growth to continue with Senegal

Monday 1st, December 2014

L’émission de 500 millions de dollars en Eurobonds est un premier pas vers l’emergence de la république ouest-africaine.
Source: Le Temps English Français

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Investing in micro-credit

Thursday 18th, September 2014

Source: Ticino Management (Italian)

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Tajikistan could gain from the current crisis in Ukraine

Monday 1st, September 2014

The poorest former Soviet republic’s growth should be buttressed by agricultural exports towards Russia – a nice windfall at a time when remittances from migrants working in Russia are declining. In parallel, the mining, energy and finance sectors are attracting foreign investors.
Source: Le Temp

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Microfinance booms, and Switzerland is at the forefront

Saturday 30th, August 2014

Source: NZZ am Sonntag (German)

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Microfinance: Switzerland in pole position

Wednesday 27th, August 2014

Source: L’Agefi (French)

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Switzerland, leader in microfinance

Wednesday 27th, August 2014

Laut einer aktuellen Studie von Symbiotics wird ein ein Drittel aller Mikrofinanz-Investitionen weltweit in der Schweiz verwaltet.
Source: fondstrends.ch (German)

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Switzerland leader in microfinance investments

Wednesday 27th, August 2014

Source: finanzen.ch

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Switzerland, leader in microfinance

Monday 11th, August 2014

Der Schweizer Finanzplatz hat sich zu einem Hub für Microfinance entwickelt. Doch für Kleinanleger ist diese Anlagekategorie schlecht zugänglich.
Source: Tages Anzeiger (German)

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The new entrepreneurs come from Africa

Monday 4th, August 2014

Sept des dix pays ayant la plus forte croissance sont africains et les pays fourmillent de projets. Le boom économique ne profite pas encore à la majorité. La transformation devra s’appuyer sur une finance inclusive.
Source: Le Temps (French)

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The financial revolution is underway in Africa

Friday 20th, June 2014

L’afrique est aujourd’hui fermement ancrée dans le camp de la croissance, après la stagnation des années 1980-2000. Reste qu’une certaine réticence trop répandue empêche encore les investisseurs de considérer sereinement, voire objectivement, les progrès réalisés. Comment capitali

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It’s time to invest in Africa

Thursday 12th, June 2014

Le continent, et particulièrement la région subsaharienne, devrait connaître de forts taux de croissance du PIB. Les conditions deviennent favorables aux investissements.
Source: Bilan francais

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The cradle of microfinance, Bolivia remains solid

Wednesday 16th, April 2014

What factors have contributed to the growth and sophistication of Bolivian microfinance? Well-managed microfinance institutions (MFI), borrowers using credit in a targeted manner, a good regulatory framework, and access to abundant domestic and international funding. This, despite the emergence o

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An economic boom is pushing Cambodians to demand a more just redistribution of the country’s wealth

Monday 10th, March 2014

Activists, particularly those from the textile industry, are demanding higher salaries. A first in country traditionally not inclined towards protests. Cambodia has seen 7% growth over the last 10 years.
Source: Le Temps english français

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Regulation helps clean up microfinance in India

Saturday 1st, March 2014

Govind Singh et son programme financent 300 000 femmes en Inde. Il se réjouit des règles mises en place ces dernières années pour encadrer son secteur d’activité
Source: Le Temps (available upon free registration)

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Proven performance in microfinance

Thursday 30th, January 2014

La microfinance a délivré une performance de plus de 40% en dix ans. Volatilité et correlation avec les autres classes d’actifs très faibles.
Source: L’agefi français

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Microfinance suffers from a lack of promotion from its clients

Thursday 30th, January 2014

Selon Symbiotics, les investissements durables sont prisés mais pas assez mis en avant par les établissements financiers
Source: Le Temps (available upon free registration)

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Microfinance – Stable – but not without risks

Monday 23rd, December 2013

Source: Neue Zurcher Zeitung German

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How Kyrgyzstan has become a cog in the wheel of globalization

Monday 16th, December 2013

The market in Dordoy has become a central element in ensuring Kyrgyz growth with the country’s accession to the WTO in 1998. In the future, the development of gold mining and domestic consumption should take over.
Source: Le Temps english français

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Cocoa instead of cocaine

Thursday 12th, December 2013

Source: Handelszeitung German

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Microfinance at the summit

Tuesday 8th, October 2013

Symbiotics. La société de microfinance connaît une croissance importante et renforce son leadership
Source: Indices – L’agefi français

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Microfinance continues its mutation

Monday 7th, October 2013

Comment s’offrir une exposition sur Equity Bank au Kenya? La microfinance permet désormais de s’exposer en direct au travers d’obligations listées.
Source: Indices – L’agefi français

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Zimbabwe makes its return on the emerging investments map

Wednesday 25th, September 2013

The adoption of the dollar has stabilized the country’s economy. With low inflation and strong growth, the country led by Robert Mugabe is starting to attract investors. Especially microfinance funds
Source: Le Temps English français

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Sustainable Finance gains in maturity

Monday 9th, September 2013

L’investissement socialement responsable élargit son audience. Reste que le soutien public est encore insuffisant pour que la Suisse puisse rivaliser avec des places comme Londres.
Source: L’Hebdo français

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Making an impact

Tuesday 20th, August 2013

With impact investments ranking high on fund managers’ and investors’ agendas, Anna Lyudvig finds that Africa offers promising investment opportunities in the microfinance space
Source: Africa Asset Management

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Banking is essential. Banks are not

Monday 19th, August 2013

Banking is essential, banks are not. Bill Gates said there are more than 15 years. And it is not the only one to think. Many experts see the traditional model of change so that its end is near … Even if it still holds the prophecy, a fact nevertheless remains clear banking sector banking is ess

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2013 MIV Survey report: Market data and peer Group analysi

Monday 29th, July 2013

Symbiotics SA has conducted the seventh annual survey of microfinance investment vehicles (MIVs) which draws on survey responses from 84 MIVs representing approximately 93 percent of the global MIV market asset base. This paper presents an analysis of the financial and social performance of the micr

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The role of microfinance in a portfolio

Wednesday 24th, July 2013

Kleinstkredite in Schwellen- und Entwicklungsländern sind als Anlagethema relevant – Investment-Strategien und Produkte werden differenzierter
 
Source: Finanz und Witschaft German

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The Deployment of Microfinance Investments

Wednesday 24th, July 2013

Les fonds actions ont doublé leurs prises de participation dans des institutions locales en 2012. Marché en croissance de 19%

 
Source: L’Agefi français

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Symbiotics publishes 2013 MIV Survey

Wednesday 24th, July 2013

Symbiotics 2013 MIV survey, published on July 24, 2013, confirms diversification and growth in the microfinance investment sector.
Source: Emerging Markets ESG

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Engagement and performance at the heart of exchanges

Monday 10th, June 2013

La quatrième édition du Geneva Forum for Sustainable Investment (GFSI) renouvelle l’intérêt pour le secteur.
Source: L’Agefi français

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Microfinance in Africa: opportunities for social Entrepreneurs

Saturday 18th, May 2013

It is undeniable that there is a large untapped microfinance market in Africa today, although constraints remain numerous. Africa, with an average loan size estimated in 2011 at USD 475, is well above the average portfolio yield of the Symbiotics worldwide microfinance index. Despite this high

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Microfinance, an indispensable tool to capturing growth in emerging countries

Wednesday 15th, May 2013

Le FMI parle de plus de 70% de la création de richesse provenant de pays comme l’Inde, la Chine, le Nigeria ou le Pérou d’ici quelques années. Il prévoit même que le PNB cumulé des pays émergents pourrait dépasser celui des pays développés d’ici 2014 déjà. La preuve qu’il faud

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The logical progression in development

Monday 6th, May 2013

Le spécialiste genevois de la microfinance a reçu l’agrément de la Finma en tant que gestionnaire de placements collectifs

Source: L’Agefi français

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Small loans raise big expectations

Wednesday 16th, January 2013

La société Symbiotics vient d’accorder un prêt de 10 millions de dollars à AccessBank. La première banque de microfinance d’Azerbaïdjan a reçu cette somme le 20 novembre, via la plateforme de fonds d’obligations MSME de Symbiotics.
Source: Finanz und Wirtschaft German

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Symbiotics loans 10 Million to AccessBank

Monday 3rd, December 2012

La société Symbiotics vient d’accorder un prêt de 10 millions de dollars à AccessBank. La première banque de microfinance d’Azerbaïdjan a reçu cette somme le 20 novembre, via la plateforme de fonds d’obligations MSME de Symbiotics.
Source: L’Agefi français

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Institutionals want to measure the impact of their investments

Monday 15th, October 2012

IMPACT FINANCE. La société de gestion genevoise Symbiotics s’allie avec le britannique Oxfam et la Ville de Londres.
Source: L’Agefi Français

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Oxfam turns investor with Mongolian loan

Tuesday 9th, October 2012

British anti-poverty charity Oxfam has made its first venture into corporate finance with a £1m loan to a Mongolian machinery and equipment leasing company.
Source: The Financial Times

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If Oxfam did hedge funds

Monday 8th, October 2012

Meet the most improbable new entrant to the financial services arena this year: Oxfam.

 
Source: Private Equity International

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Microfinance helds eradicate poverty (TV interview)

Friday 14th, September 2012

Daniel Schriber, Director at Symbiotics, joins Dukascopy TV journalist Navjeet Grewal to discuss how since microfinance has evolved it has become a useful tool helping to eradicate poverty. Daniel tells viewers how microfinance is a big help to lower income households in developing countries where f

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A New multi-strategy approach

Wednesday 18th, July 2012

Symbiotics et la banque Gonet & Cie s’associent pour lancer le fonds de fonds Symbiotics Emerging Sustainable Funds
Source: L’Agefi Français

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Five Questions about Microfinance

Monday 2nd, July 2012

Special Interview with Roland Dominicé CEO Symbiotics
Source: Emerging Markets ESG

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Sustainable Finance: from a Niche Market to Global Impact Issues

Monday 11th, June 2012

La troisième édition du Geneva Forum for Sustainable Investors s’est concentrée sur les institutionnels.
Source: L’Agefi (French)

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From Microfinance to Impact Investment, New Investment Themes

Thursday 7th, June 2012

Que de chemin parcouru en un peu plus de 10 ans.
Source: Invest’news (français)

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Central Asia continues to be the most favorable region for microfinance

Thursday 3rd, May 2012

Source: Le Temps (French)

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Financing SMEs in emerging markets

Wednesday 28th, March 2012

Interview of Daniel Schriber, Director Symbiotics Research & Advisory
Source: Bilan (French)
 

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The Funds show an average yearly return of 4.2%

Thursday 9th, February 2012

Les fonds suisses de microfinance dégagent un rendement moyen de 4,2% par an Depuis la crise financière, les écarts de rendement se creusent entre les véhicules suisses spécialisés dans le microcrédit.
Source: Le Temps (French)

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Oxfam Chooses Symbiotics to Invest in Microfinance

Thursday 9th, February 2012

Oxfam choisit Symbiotics pour investir dans la microfinance L’ONG a créé avec la société genevoise un fonds de placement. Ce véhicule vise un impact social à travers l’aide aux PME en Afrique et en Asie
Source: Le Temps (French)

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Oxfam moves into fund world

Monday 23rd, January 2012

Oxfam, the anti-poverty charity, is branching out into asset management by launching its first investment fund, which will aim to combine social good with financial returns.
Source: Financial Times

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Some Genevans spur microfinance

Monday 23rd, January 2012

Une société genevoise mise sur le crédit à de petits entrepreneurs locaux.
Source: Tribune de Genève (French)

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Leadership to be consolidated

Monday 16th, January 2012

La microfinance devra surmonter les réglementations dans les deux années à venir.
Source: L’Agefi (French)
 

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Switzerland among the leaders of the microfinance sector

Monday 16th, January 2012

La place financière gère plus du quart des investissements dans le monde. Soit près de 2,5 milliards de dollars.
Source: L’Agefi (French)

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A third of microfinance investments are managed in Switzerland

Saturday 27th, August 2011

Publication de l’étude MIV Survey 2014 de Symbiotics.
Source: market.ch (French)

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Resilience and attractive returns

Monday 14th, February 2011

Source: Banque et Finance (French)

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Symbiotics Launches a new investment instrument addressing the investments needs and challenges of the microfinance Industry

Monday 14th, February 2011

En mai 2004, BlueOrchard émettait le premier CDO. A cette époque, l’image des «Collateralized debt obligations» n’était pas encore collée à celle des «subprime» et de la crise immobilière américaine. En deux jours, le spécialiste genevois de la microfinance avait récolté près de

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Microfinance actors reacts to the latest criticism of the industry

Thursday 13th, January 2011

BlueOrchard et Symbiotics, entre autres, défendent l’industrie suite à la crise en Inde.
Source: Le Temps (French)

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The rise of the impact investing

Monday 13th, September 2010

L’impact investing comprend la famille grandissante des investissements qui ont pour objectif de mesurer leur impact social, environnemental et économique autant que financier.
Source: L’Agefi (French)

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That 25 entrepreneurs who shape Geneva

Wednesday 1st, September 2010

Depuis 2004, Symbiotics fournit informations, conseils d’investissement et services divers à tous les acteurs actifs dans le domaine de la microfinance.
Source: PME Magazine (French)

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Microfinance’s Potential in Sub-Saharan Africa

Friday 2nd, July 2010

10% du volume d’investissement étranger en micro-finance est géré depuis Genève.
Source: Le Temps (French)

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Symbiotics open an office in South Africa

Thursday 1st, July 2010

La société genevoise parie sur le développement de l’Afrique subsaharienne Afrique subsaharienne Afrique subsaharienne
Source: Le Temps (French)

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Microfinance: the potential of Africa

Monday 7th, June 2010

Alors que le secteur informel et la petite entreprise prédominent, le continent dispose du taux de bancarisation le plus faible au monde. Des éléments qui vont soutenir le développement du petit crédit dans ces régions.
Source: Le Temps (French)

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Symbiotics eyeing to Africa

Monday 7th, June 2010

De la crise bancaire à l’entrée sur le marché africain. Créée en 2005 à Genève, la firme de microcrédit Symbiotics n’avait pas imaginé que la finance mondiale menacerait de s’effondrer à peine trois ans après son lancement.
Source: Bilan (French)

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Over-indebtedness comes on top of concerns of Microfinance

Thursday 18th, February 2010

La société genevoise de conseil Symbiotics fêtait ses cinq ans mercredi. Elle continue à croître alors que la crise mondiale a fini par frapper le marché du microcrédit.
Source: Le Temps (French)

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Symbiotics celebrates five years of activity in microfinance

Wednesday 17th, February 2010

La société genevoise conseille 20% des fonds qui investissent dans le microcrédit. Elle vient d’ouvrir sa quatrième antenne en Afrique du Sud.
Source: L’Agefi (French)

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Symbiotics rewarded for its actions in Tajikistan

Friday 24th, July 2009

Le spécialiste genevois de la microfinance a remporté le prix du « meilleur investisseur 2008 », dé- cerné lors du concours «Finance responsable» organisé par l’Association de Microfinance du Tadjikistan (AMFOT).
Source: L’Agefi (in French)

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Symbiotics, advisory services for the microfinance sector

Saturday 27th, September 2008

Notre travail consiste à faire en sorte qu’un financier puisse approcher la microfinance de la façon la plus normale possible.
Source: Le Temps (in French)

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Small investments with lasting effects

Friday 1st, June 2007

La microfinance? Par de petits prêts elle fournit des ressources financières aux populations pauvres et exclues du système bancaire…
Source: Baboo Time (French)

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Symbiotics launches a CDO in the Balkans

Friday 20th, January 2006

Grâce à la société genevoise, les microbanques des pays de l’Est ont accès aux collateral debt obligations (CDO) et entrent dans la cour des grands.
Source: L’Agefi (French)

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Cédric Lombard starts “Symbiotics”

Sunday 1st, January 2006

Le cocréateur de BlueOrchard, Cédric Lombard a quitté sa société pour créer Symbiotics en début d’année…
Source: Private Banking (French)

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Symbiotics, a new actor in Geneva

Wednesday 12th, October 2005

Des anciens employés de BlueOrchard ont créé leur société de conseil en microfinance.
Source: Le Temps (French)

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