For us, long-term and reliable partnerships are not only necessary, but an integral part of our corporate philosophy. We are convinced that by working together as equals in a spirit of trust, we can achieve the best results for investors, business partners and, in particular, the sub-borrowers we reach in developing and emerging markets through the funds we manage.
On an administrative level, since 2018 we have been working closely with the service fund administration company HANSAINVEST Hanseatische Investment-GmbH in Hamburg, whose subsidiary HANSAINVEST LUX S.A. is our partner in Luxembourg.
HANSAINVEST was founded in 1969 and acts as a asset manager for real assets and securities. In these areas they set up and manage label funds for initiators. In the financial assets area, they also administer the mutual funds of the SIGNAL IDUNA Group. HANSAINVEST’s sister companies are responsible for portfolio management and sales. Through the subsidiary HANSAINVEST LUX S.A., they have also been active in Luxembourg since 1988 and, through this commitment, can also realize all those vehicles that are not feasible in Germany.
Donner & Reuschel Aktiengesellschaft
Donner & Reuschel Aktiengesellschaft is a German credit institution based in Hamburg and is part of the Signal Iduna group. Since 1999, they have also been a service partner of institutional investors for custodian services in the area of securities funds and tangible asset investments among others. The range of services as a depositary for tangible asset funds, open-ended tangible asset funds, closed-ended tangible asset funds and real estate funds includes public collective investment schemes, open-ended and closed-ended public AIFs as well as open-ended and closed-ended special AIFs.
The advisors of Invest in Visions GmbH
We are convinced that the best results for investors, business partners and especially for the sub-borrowers in the countries can be achieved through a trustful cooperation at eye level. In selecting suitable microfinance institutions, we are currently supported by external staff and by four consulting firms: Agents for Impact GmbH, High Impact Capital Advisors Ltd, Incofin Investment Management NV and Verdant Capital Ltd.
Agents for Impact
Agents for Impact started with a regional focus on South Asia and is constantly expanding its portfolio.
They also deal with various sustainability issues and advise investors and microfinance institutions.
High Impact Capital Advisors
High Impact Capital Advisors from Hong Kong provide support, particularly for investments in China, and network with financial institutions that contribute to the United Nations’ sustainability goals beyond microfinance.
Incofin Investment Management
Incofin is a specialist in rural microfinance. The Antwerp-based investment company has offices in Chennai, Nairobi, Bogota and Phnom Penh, and has built a global network as a result.
Other cooperation partners and memberships
We also maintain strong partnerships through memberships in various associations and initiatives, which enable us to stay up-to-date on legal and administrative issues, among other things. In addition, this enables us to better represent our interests, particularly in the area of sustainable financial products. By providing our own information and the exchange within the network, all partners benefit equally.
Foundation – Alliance for Development and Climate
The Alliance for Development and Climate promotes climate protection projects for companies, institutions, organizations and private individuals where development impacts are highest: in countries of the Global South. In this way, they simultaneously strengthen economic development, improve people’s living conditions and protect the planet.
German Federal Association for Alternative Investments (BAI)
The Bundesverband Alternative Investments e.V. (BAI) is the cross-asset class and cross-product interest group for alternative investments in Germany.
Federal Initiative Impact Investing
By building the impact investing ecosystem in Germany, the Bundesinitiative Impact Investing aims to create the conditions for additional capital to be used to address social and environmental challenges.
CRIC- Corporate Responsibility Interface Center
CRIC- Corporate Responsibility Interface Center is the largest investor community for the promotion of ethics and sustainability in investment in German-speaking countries.
DZ PRIVATBANK is a specialist in private banking, fund services and loans in all currencies within the Cooperative Financial Network.
Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen (FNG)
Since 2001, the FNG has been the professional association for sustainable investments in German-speaking countries. The approximately 230 FNG members include banks, investment companies, rating agencies, financial advisors, scientific institutions, insurance companies, NGOs and private individuals.
Fondsfrauen is the largest German-speaking career network for the promotion and equality of women in the financial industry.
Ökofinanz-21 e.V. Netzwerk für nachhaltige Vermögensberatung
Ökofinanz-21 e.V. is a nationwide network of independent consultants for financial services who focus not only on the profitability, security and flexibility of investments and insurance, but also on their social and ecological effects.
We have signed several principles to underline our commitment to impact investing.
Operating Principles for Impact Management (OPIM)
The Operating Principles for Impact Management (OPIM) provide a framework to ensure that impact orientation is effectively integrated into the overall investment process. To this end, nine principles have been established. You can find our explanation of the OPIM here.
Principles for Responsible Investment
The six principles of responsible investing offer a range of possible measures to integrate ESG considerations. We signed it for the first time in 2017. Our company page on the UNPRI website can be found here.
Europäischen Transparenz Kodex
The European Transparency Logo for Sustainability Funds indicates that Invest in Visions GmbH is committed to providing correct, appropriate and timely information in order to give interested parties the opportunity to understand the approaches and methods of sustainable investment of the respective fund. You can find our code here.
Client Protection Pathway
When microfinance institutions are refinanced, they are required to make a written commitment to the so-called “Client Protection Pathway”, the market standard for client protection in microfinance. The Client Protection Pathway describes the steps a financial services provider can take to implement the client protection practices necessary to avoid harming clients.