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Press Release: Symbiotics and High Impact Capital Advisors (HICA) announce new USD 8.9 million loan agreement for CD Finance

Friday 15th, May 2020

Geneva, 15 May 2020 – Symbiotics, with the support of High Impact Capital Advisors (HICA) has raised CNY 63,000,000 (approx. USD 8,900,000) for CD Finance, a Chinese microfinance company focused on empowering the rural economy and the development of underserved groups, thereby alleviating poverty.

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New report: SME Finance Loans for Growth Impact Report 2019

Thursday 16th, April 2020

We are pleased to provide you with the SME Finance Loans for Growth Impact Report 2019.

This report is the third of a unique study assessing whether, by enabling small and medium enterprise (SME) lending, the Loans for Growth (LFG) impact fund fosters job creation, employment and entrepreneurship

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Press Release: ASN Bank invests USD 16.2 million in the Regional MSME Investment Fund for Sub-Saharan Africa (REGMIFA)

Wednesday 5th, February 2020

Geneva, 5 February 2020 – Netherlands-based ASN Bank has invested USD 16.2 million debt in the REGMIFA Fund to foster development in Sub-Saharan Africa through employment creation, income generation and poverty alleviation. With ASN Bank the first private investor is joining REGMIFA that endorses

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Press Release: Swiss private-sector development finance message for SDG capital mobilization

Wednesday 2nd, October 2019

Geneva, 2 October 2019 – Some 50 representatives from the development finance private sector have called upon Swiss financial authorities in a joint message for greater support to scale private-sector investment in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and leverage the country’s position as g

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New report: Swiss Microfinance & Impact Investments Report

Wednesday 2nd, October 2019

We are pleased to provide you with the Swiss Microfinance & Impact Investments Report.

This paper reviews the evolution of private-sector development finance in Switzerland from 2010 to 2018. It analyzes the contribution of Swiss managers specialized in impact investing towards the financing

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Answering five hard questions on impact bonds

Friday 20th, September 2019

Impact bonds are on the cusp of a turning point. With a 34% share of the 502 billion USD impact investing assets under management by the end of 2018, private debt is the largest asset class in impact investing. It has therefore shifted from an investment debated solely by a handful of do-good foreru

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Vincent Dufresne, Symbiotics co-founder, leaves after 15 years of commitment and entrepreneurship. He will be replaced by Sébastien Duquet in the general management.

Wednesday 5th, June 2019

Vincent Dufresne joined the firm at inception, being one of the four founders in 2005. After 15 years of successful growth and leadership in the industry, he leaves the firm conscious of the value built by the inception team and restful of the solidity of its current business model and developments.

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New report: SME Finance Loans for Growth Impact Report 2018

Monday 8th, April 2019

We are pleased to provide you with the SME Finance Loans for Growth Impact Report 2018.

This report is the second of a unique study assessing whether, by enabling small and medium enterprise (SME) lending, the Loans for Growth (LFG) impact fund fosters job creation, employment and entrepreneurshi

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Investment up close and personal: Meet Kinara Capital’s Hardika Shah

Monday 1st, April 2019

Interview of Hardika Shah, CEO of Kinara Capital.

Kinara Capital provides financing of USD $2,000 to $20,000 to small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) in India to grow and hire.

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Plumseeds, the online impact investing platform launched by Symbiotics for professional investors

Thursday 13th, December 2018

Plumseeds is the digital impact investment platform launched by Symbiotics. It offers professional investors the opportunity to choose specific impact investments according to their appetite and values. Via the Plumseeds website institutional investors and family offices can exclusively access well-

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FMO, SYMBIOTICS and ZOLA Electric announce new USD 32.5 million facility for ZOLA Tanzania’s expansion

Tuesday 11th, December 2018

ZOLA Electric, formerly Off Grid Electric; FMO, the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank; and Symbiotics, a leading investment firm specialized in emerging, sustainable and inclusive finance, today announced a USD 32.5 million facility to finance the growth of ZOLA’s Tanzania operations over the

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White paper: Banking for Impact

Monday 26th, November 2018

This white paper reviews the key developments that have taken place in inclusive finance markets over the period 2006-2017, supported by 12 years of data on the business models of Symbiotics’ partner financial institutions.
This research includes trend lines on more than 40 performance indicators

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Banking for Impact – Our new white paper available mid-November

Monday 19th, November 2018

Ramkumar Narayanan, Markets & Institutions Senior Analyst, Symbiotics, talks about our new white paper: Banking for Impact.

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Interview with Marloes Noppen of Symbiotics: What Is Crowdfunding and How Could It Help Financial Inclusion?

Thursday 8th, November 2018

Crowdfunding is gaining in worldwide popularity. Some crowdfunding platforms specialize in impact investments. Who is crowdfunding for financial inclusion? Who is the crowd of these platforms and what deals do they fund? As part of this year’s European Microfinance Week, Marloes Noppen will partic

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Unhedged currencies strategy

Tuesday 23rd, October 2018

Alexandre Prautzsch, Deputy Head of Clients Division, Symbiotics, explains the advantages of an unhedged currencies strategy.

Learn more about going unhedged in frontier markets by reading our White Paper.

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