Plumseeds, the online impact investing platform launched by Symbiotics for professional investorsThursday 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-
FMO, SYMBIOTICS and ZOLA Electric announce new USD 32.5 million facility for ZOLA Tanzania’s expansionTuesday 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
White paper: Banking for ImpactMonday 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
Banking for Impact – Our new white paper available mid-NovemberMonday 19th, November 2018
Ramkumar Narayanan, Markets & Institutions Senior Analyst, Symbiotics, talks about our new white paper: Banking for Impact.
Learn more about the paper
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
Unhedged currencies strategyTuesday 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.
New report launch at the GIIN Investor Forum, October 30-31Monday 22nd, October 2018
Symbiotics, sponsor of the GIIN Investor Forum, will launch its new white paper:
Enablers of Inclusive Finance since 2006
This white paper will be available mid-November.
Learn more about the white paper Financial Institutions – Enablers of Inclusive Finance since 2
Symbiotics at the Social Good Summit October 23rdMonday 22nd, October 2018
Symbiotics is a proud partner of the Social Good Summit which will be held October 23rd at the Credit Suisse Forum (Geneva).
Roland Dominicé, CEO, Symbiotics, and Guillaume Dubray, Managing Partner, Polytech Ventures, will moderate the Accelerate 2030 session from 8:45 to 10:15 am.
The Financial Performance of Impact Investing Through Private Debt. 3 questions to Marina Parashkevova Holmegaard, Research Manager at Symbiotics.Thursday 11th, October 2018
Marina Parashkevova Holmegaard, Research Manager at Symbiotics explains the motivation behind the report launched with the GIIN on The Financial Performance of Impact Investments Through Private Debt, the key findings as well as the
The Loans for Growth Fund Impact Report – 2 Questions to the Impact Measurement Team at SymbioticsThursday 11th, October 2018
Safeya Zeitoun, Impact Measurement Specialist and Christian Bauwens, Impact Project Coordinator at Symbiotics, explain what the impact report for the Loans for Growth Fund launched in May 2018 is about and what the benefits of outco
Symbiotics 2018 MIV SurveyTuesday 25th, September 2018
The 2018 Symbiotics Microfinance Investment Vehicles (MIV) Survey provides asset managers, investors and academia alike with the latest information of most of the world’s microfinance fund activity in emerging markets.
111 identified Microfinance Investment Vehicles with a total estimated mar
Special report on microfinance and profitabilitiesThursday 13th, September 2018
Article by Marina Parashkevova, Manager Research & Ramkumar Narayanan, Markets and Institutions Senior Analyst, in the Microfinance Barometer 2018 published by Convergences: Are microfinance investments still profitable for investors?
Source: Microfinance Barometer 2018
Join us for the 11th Convergences World Forum “Make Society, Make Tomorrow”!Monday 3rd, September 2018
The 11th edition of the Convergences World Forum takes place on September 3rd&4th at the Palais Brongniart in Paris. More than 5,000 attendees and speakers from the business, solidarity, government, academic and media will gather to share ideas and build solutions around the theme “Make Societ
Symbiotics launched a Digital DivisionTuesday 24th, July 2018
Building on the commitment to improve the experience of our client and partners with our services and products and aligned with our 2020 strategy of increasing our digital footprint, we have created a dedicated Digital Division, active from July 1st 2018. John Staehli, previously Head of the Marketi
Symbiotics launched an Impact DivisionTuesday 24th, July 2018
On July 1st, Symbiotics has created the Impact Division to reinforce at the organizational level our commitment of putting impact management in the focus of our activities. The newly established Impact Division will regroup and uplift the social performance management framework of the firm, as well
FINCA Bank Georgia to Expand Lending to MSME with 15 million GEL injection from SymbioticsWednesday 27th, June 2018
Tbilisi, May 18, 2018 – Today, a loan agreement was signed between Symbiotics and FINCA Bank Georgia by which Symbiotics injects GEL 15 million to further support MSME lending programs of FINCA Bank Georgia in the country.
“It is very important for FINCA Bank Georgia that partnership with Symbi
New report: SME Finance Loans for Growth Impact Report 2017Thursday 3rd, May 2018
This impact report aims to measure the extent to which the Loans for Growth (LFG) fund meets its objectives to foster job creation, employment and entrepreneurship in emerging and frontier markets through SME finance.
The current report is the first in a series of four annual impact reports, which
New report: The Financial Performance of Impact Investing Through Private DebtTuesday 17th, April 2018
In this new report, the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) and Symbiotics present the first comprehensive analysis of the financial performance of private debt impact investment funds.
The report sheds light on the business model, investment strategies, financial performance, and impact mea
2018 will be a pivotal year for financial inclusion in emerging markets. 3 questions to David Grimaud, CFA, Head of Asset Allocation at Symbiotics.Monday 16th, April 2018
2018 will be a pivotal year for financial inclusion in emerging markets. David Grimaud, CFA, Head of Asset Allocation at Symbiotics, explains the goal of the Asset Allocation function within Symbiotics and how the outlook affects investment decisions an
Three questions about social performance measurement and management by Ramkumar Narayanan, Markets & Institutions AnalystTuesday 20th, March 2018
Measuring and Managing Social Performance: Ramkumar Narayanan describes Symbiotics’ social performance management framework around which the company measures and reports on the social side of its investments into the microfinance sector.
Why sustainable investing is becoming so popularWednesday 7th, March 2018
Interview of Christoffer Dahlberg, Head of Investor Relations, Symbiotics, sharing an update on CNNMoney Switzerland about Symbiotics and Impact Investing in general.
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