Die Gesellschaft und die Finanzwirtschaft stehen vor einer epochalen Transformation. Stabil geglaubte Systeme sind überlastet. Finanzströme müssen in notwendige Veränderungsprozesse gelenkt werden. Nur wie? Dieser und weiteren Fragen widmet sich die 9. Fair Finance Week vom 7. bis 11. November 2022 in Frankfurt.
Ten years of IIV microfinance funds, 25 employees, 600,000 microborrowers, 935 million euros in assets under management – microfinance is now one of the established asset classes and offers good financial and social returns. This was not always the case.
Invest in Visions GmbH (IIV) and BIB - BANK IM BISTUM ESSEN eG welcome the EU Commission's proposal for a social taxonomy. A clear definition of activities and investments that make a significant contribution to a social objective and do not significantly harm other objectives, such as environmental objectives, is a top priority. In this way, the spread of socialwashing in corporate activities and investments can be avoided.
Invest in Visions GmbH launched a new fund on June 1, 2021. The "IIV Sustainable SME Debt Fund EM – Finance for Future" is a special fund for professional and semi-professional investors. Its goal: the financing of small and medium enterprises (SME = small and medium-sized enterprises) in developing and emerging countries. The investment process is clearly regulated.
Invest in Visions GmbH has granted a senior loan of EUR 10 million to the Colombian financial services provider Bayport Colombia S.A. through its IIV Microfinance Fund. The common goal is to promote financial support for underserved pensioners and public sector workers.
"I am fundamentally interested in the promotion of women – not only on International Women's Day," says Edda Schröder, founder of Invest in Visions GmbH. With the IIV Microfinance Fund, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, Invest in Visions supports microborrowers in developing and emerging countries.
"Invest in education, invest in the future," says Edda Schröder, Managing Director of Invest in Visions. Learn more about the dramatic education crisis in developing countries and how impact investing can contribute to combating it.
A good six years after its launch, the IIV Microfinance Fund has exceeded the threshold of 500 million euros in terms of fund volume. The fund invests in unsecuritised loans to currently 70 microfinance institutions in a total of 27 emerging and developing countries. The microfinance institutions invested grant small and micro loans to promote self-employment and entrepreneurship. Please refer to the attached press release for further information.
Elections in Albania The mood in Albania is divided: while economic optimism and pro-European attitudes dominate overall, the frustration of many young people who want to leave the country and see no prospects is increasing. This is fatal in a country with an average age of 29 years. Nepotism prevents many from advancing socially. Unemployment is falling, but is still at just over 18%. Albania has been an official candidate for EU membership since 2014.
Invest in Visions GmbH, together with the service KVG HANSAINVEST LUX S.A., launches the RAIF IIV IMPACT INVESTING FUNDS. The Impact Investing Umbrella Fund, designed as a Luxembourg special fund, is launching 2 microfinance funds for institutional investors under this umbrella. "The mission of the fund management is to enable underprivileged people in developing countries who do not have access to formal financial services to do so," explains Edda Schröder, founder and managing director of Invest in Visions.
With Developing World Markets (DWM), the IIV Microfinance Fund has been able to gain a new advisor for microfinance and sustainable investments. Headquartered in the United States, the company will support the IIA in country analysis and the selection of microfinance institutions in the future.
"The pleasing inflows into the IIV microfinance funds have prompted us to expand our investment universe with Uzbekistan to 15 countries," says Edda Schröder, founder and managing director of Invest in Visions GmbH. (...)