Microfinance

“First emerging market ‘impact’ trust targets $150 million” – Investment Trust Insider – May 2, 2017

On May 2, 2017 Investment Trust Insider reported that next month the UK’s first impact investment trust plans to launch its initial public offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange to raise $150 million. According to the article, “(t)he Impact Investment Trust will hold 10 to 15 locally managed private equity investment funds looking to […]

Open Letter to Fintech – LinkedIn – November 16, 2016

On November 16, 2016 Dr. Ascanio Graziosi published an “Open Letter to Fintech” on LinkedIn in which he proposes a free commission for money transfers and remittances for particular segments of the population. He writes:  “Technologists and financiers should find a way to not overcharge the transfer of small amounts of money, presumably made by […]