Press releases

Double success at the Boutiquen Awards
17.10.2023

The Impact investor Invest in Visions has won the Boutique Award in the categories "Sustainability" and "Investor Communication".

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First Parallel Loan with IFC
18.08.2023

The IIV Mikrofinanzfonds has granted a parallel loan together with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to the Uzbek PJSCB DAVR Bank.

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Invest in Visions expands management team
01.06.2023

From single to double leadership: Lars Siebert (44) is appointed second managing director alongside founder Edda Schröder.

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The Fair Finance Week is entering its ninth round.
25.10.2022

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.

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FS acquires a stake in IIV
15.09.2022

With FS Invest Holding GmbH, Invest in Visions GmbH is bringing a long-term investor on board and setting the course for further growth in the field of impact investing.

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Invest in Visions breaks the €1 billion mark
28.04.2022

Invest in Visions GmbH now manages assets of more than 1 billion euros. We are very excited about this milestone.

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“Best Bond Fund” as part of the Fund Boutique Award
14.10.2021

At the inaugural face-to-face event for the presentation of the Boutiquen Awards 2021, the IIV Microfinance Fund was named "Best Pension Fund" in the Pensions category.

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The IIV Mikrofinanzfonds celebrates its 10th anniversary
12.10.2021

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.

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IIV and BIB support social taxonomy
16.09.2021

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.

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New fund for the missing middle
10.06.2021

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)[1] in developing and emerging countries. The investment process is clearly regulated.

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EUR 10 million loan to Bayport Colombia
26.03.2021

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.

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International Women’s Day: Empowering women with microfinance
05.03.2021

"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.

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Invest in Visions founder Edda Schröder is “Woman of the Year”
26.10.2020

Edda Schröder, Managing Director and founder of Invest in Visions GmbH, was named "Woman of the Year" by Fondsfrauen, a career network for women in the fund and finance industry.

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Human right education
20.07.2020

"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.

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IIV Microfinance Fund exceeds the €500 million mark
08.12.2017

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.

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Elections in Albania
22.06.2017

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.

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Invest in Visions launcht Mikrofinanzfonds für institutionelle Investoren
09.05.2017

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.

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Invest in Visions wins renowned advisor with DWM
15.12.2016

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.

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IIV Microfinance Fund has a fund volume of 200 million euros
15.07.2016

The IIV Microfinance Fund, which was launched in October 2011, exceeded the EUR 200 million mark in January 2016. (...)

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The time is ripe for Uzbekistan
13.01.2015

"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. (...)

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