Symbiotics - 2018

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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New report launch at the GIIN Investor Forum, October 30-31

Monday 22nd, October 2018

Symbiotics, sponsor of the GIIN Investor Forum, will launch its new white paper:

Financial Institutions
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

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Symbiotics at the Social Good Summit October 23rd

Monday 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.

Five impac

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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

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The Loans for Growth Fund Impact Report – 2 Questions to the Impact Measurement Team at Symbiotics

Thursday 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

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Symbiotics 2018 MIV Survey

Tuesday 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

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Special report on microfinance and profitabilities

Thursday 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

In French

In Eng

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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

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Symbiotics launched a Digital Division

Tuesday 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

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Symbiotics launched an Impact Division

Tuesday 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

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FINCA Bank Georgia to Expand Lending to MSME with 15 million GEL injection from Symbiotics

Wednesday 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

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New report: SME Finance Loans for Growth Impact Report 2017

Thursday 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

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New report: The Financial Performance of Impact Investing Through Private Debt

Tuesday 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

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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

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Three questions about social performance measurement and management by Ramkumar Narayanan, Markets & Institutions Analyst

Tuesday 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.

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Why sustainable investing is becoming so popular

Wednesday 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.

Start: 11:10 / End: 21:10

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