Microfinance Investments: 2014 Symbiotics MIV Survey release.

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As of December 2013, the combined assets of microfinance investment vehicles (MIVs) worldwide is estimated at 9.9 billion U.S. Dollars. Their outstanding microfinance portfolio amounted to 7.1 billion USD, a growth of 68% since 2010. The majority of this portfolio (33%) is managed by Swiss asset managers, followed by Dutch (25%) and German (14%) companies. Microfinance investments are primarily channelled through debt instruments (82%) and continue to be targeted towards mostly Eastern Europe & Central Asia (40%). The study also shows that MIVs investing in local currency are facing increased currency exposure with an unhedged portfolio representing 13.2% of their debt microfinance portfolio in 2013 (a jump from 2.5% in 2010).  More…

 

Source: Symbiotics

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