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Symbiotics won the Award for innovation – bond structure (green bond) category in Environmental Finance’s 2021 Bond Awards

Wednesday 31st, March 2021

We are delighted to announce that the Green bond we structured for Pan Asia Pan Asia Banking corporation in Sri Lanka, for a total volume of LKR 1.42 billion (USD 7.75 million), won the Award for innovation – bond structure (green bond) category in Environmental Finance’s 2021 Bond Awards.

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Returning to microfinance field visits in India

Wednesday 24th, February 2021

Shefali’s travel notes, Investment Analyst in Singapore
When I arrived in India a couple weeks ago, after many months confined in Singapore, the most bizarre thing of all that struck me was how normal things appeared. At least superficially. The usual hustle and bustle on the streets has resumed

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The second snapshot in the Covid-19 CGAP-Symbiotics series is available

Tuesday 23rd, February 2021

This update confirms that MFIs remain resilient. A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, liquidity concerns in the microfinance sector have not materialized as anticipated. Where loan payments moratoria ended, repayments rates have been encouraging. Disbursements are also picking up again, closer to what

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KfW Development Bank invests EUR 20 million in the Regional MSME Investment Fund for Sub-Saharan Africa (REGMIFA)

Thursday 14th, January 2021

REGMIFA, an impact investment fund advised by Symbiotics, has attracted a further EUR 20 million from German-based KfW to promote private investment under the G20 Compact with Africa program, initiated under the German G20 presidency. KfW manages this investment on behalf of the German Federal Minis

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Symbiotics launches COP 35,8 billion (USD 10,5 million) Social Bond with La Hipotecaria Colombia

Wednesday 23rd, December 2020

Symbiotics, the leading market access platform for impact investing, has arranged its first Social Bond to be used for affordable housing and associated household financing, by means of a loan in local currency of COP 35,8 billion (USD 10,5 million) for La Hipotecaria Compañía de Financiamiento (

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Press release: Invethos and Symbiotics partner up through enhanced Emerging Impact Bond Fund

Monday 30th, November 2020

Invethos, a sustainable wealth manager, and Symbiotics, the leading market access platform for impact investing, have established a partnership through the enhanced Emerging Impact Bond Fund (EIBF). Since Symbiotics launched the fund in 2015, EIBF has built a five-year track record investing predomi

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Press release: Symbiotics launches first AMD 5,283,232,000 (USD 10,700,000) Sustainability Bond with ARMECONOMBANK OJSC in Armenia

Monday 30th, November 2020

Symbiotics, the leading market access platform for impact investing, has arranged its first Sustainability Bond, that is also the first such bond in Armenia, by raising AMD 5,283,232,000 (USD 10,700,000) in local currency for ARMECONOMBANK OJSC (“AEB”).

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Press release: Ameriabank raises Tier 2 Capital from Symbiotics

Friday 27th, November 2020

Symbiotics has entered into a long-term subordinated loan agreement with Ameriabank for USD 15 million, with possible increase of up to USD 25 million. The funds qualify as Bank Tier 2 capital instrument under Basel III framework and are aimed at strengthening the overall capital position of the Ban

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CGAP and Symbiotics partner to monitor COVID-19’s impact on Microfinance

Tuesday 17th, November 2020

CGAP and Symbiotics launched a partnership to track and analyze the performance of hundreds of microfinance institutions (MFIs) across the world over the next six months, in an ongoing effort to shed light on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the microfinance sector.

The COVID-19 pandemic ha

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Press release: Private asset impact fund ecosystem worth over USD 30 billion – PAIF Report 2020

Thursday 29th, October 2020

Symbiotics publishes its inaugural global impact fund survey, merging its historical microfinance investment vehicle survey, started with the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) in 2007, and its private debt impact fund survey, started with the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) in 2018

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Press release: Symbiotics launches USD 17.14 million (INR 1,260,000,000) Bond to finance Indian C&I Solar developer Fourth Partner Energy Limited

Wednesday 16th, September 2020

Symbiotics, the leading market access platform for impact investing, has arranged its first bond, the proceeds of which are solely used to finance renewable energy projects. It raised USD 17.14 million (INR 1,260,000,000) for Fourth Partner Energy Limited (“Fourth Partner Energy”), a commercial

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Press release: Symbiotics appoints Théodore Economou as head of Asset Management

Tuesday 1st, September 2020

Symbiotics SA, the leading market access platform in impact investing, today announced the appointment of Théodore Economou to the position of head of Asset Management. Théodore will lead a consolidated asset management function within Symbiotics that will regroup client management, product manage

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Press release: Symbiotics launches USD 6.75 million (INR 506,250,000) Social Bond with Samunnati Financial Intermediation & Services Private Limited in India

Thursday 27th, August 2020

Symbiotics, the leading market access platform for impact investing, has arranged a Social Bond, raising USD 6.75 million in local currency (INR 506,250,000) for Samunnati Financial Intermediation & Services Private Limited (“Samunnati”), a non-banking financial company (NBFC) in India.

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Press Release: Symbiotics launches first USD 10.25 million Social Bond with Cooperativa de Ahorro y Crédito ABACO in Peru

Tuesday 4th, August 2020

Geneva, August 4, 2020 – Symbiotics, the leading market access platform for impact investing, has arranged its first Social Bond, raising USD 10.25 million (PEN 36.1 million) for Cooperativa de Ahorro y Crédito ABACO (“ABACO”), a credit institution in Peru.

This bond is issued via Symbiot

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Press Release: Symbiotics expands its Flagship Industry Survey – From Microfinance Funds to Private Asset Impact Funds

Tuesday 30th, June 2020

Geneva, June 30, 2020 – Building on 15 years of track record in collecting and reporting data on the financial and social performance of Microfinance Investment Vehicles (MIVs), Symbiotics is broadening its fund research expertise with a new survey on Private Asset Impact Funds (PAIF Survey). Tar

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