Posts Tagged ‘global financial crisis’

Microfinance investments independent from capital market fluctuations: LuxFlag

By Matthew Fuchs Microfinance Focus, Dec. 16, 2009: Microfinance investment vehicles (MIVs) remain "largely de-correlated" from other capital markets, a study of by LuxFlag of MIV performance during the economic crisis has found. Despite a slowing down in the pace of investment and an increase in cash positions, these MIVs have demonstrated resilience, posting positive though relatively low returns during the global economic crisis. Despite some low ... Full story

OPIC Board Approves $125 MN Microfinance Fund for Latin America

Microfinance Focus, November 22, 2009: The Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) approved $125 million for a microfinance growth fund that will provide much-need capital to microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Latin America and the Caribbean, said a statement. President Obama announced establishment of the fund at the Summit of the Americas in April, as a response to the impact of the ... Full story

European Microfinance Week 2009 to reflect on MF performance amidst crisis

European Microfinance Week 2009 to reflect on MF performance amidst crisis
Microfinance Focus, Nov. 06, 2009: European Microfinance Week 2009 will take place from 24th - 26th November 2009 in Abbaye de Neumunster, Luxembourg. Conference will be organized by the European Microfinance Platform, a microfinance network of over 115 organizations active in microfinance. The theme for the 2009 meeting will be 'Microfinance in a new financial ... Full story
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