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The Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets is the development finance institution of the Swiss Confederation. SIFEM promotes long-term, sustainable and broad-based economic growth in developing and emerging countries by providing financial support to commercially viable small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) as well as fast-growing enterprises which in turn helps to create secure and permanent jobs and reduce poverty.

Active portfolio of 488 companies (funds, financial institutions and their investments) 

Promotion and creation of around 575,000 jobs in collaboration with partners (since 2005)

A total of approx. USD 793.1m has been invested in 115 investments to date.

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SIFEM helps providing financial services for low-income people in Cambodia

SIFEM provided a USD 8,4m senior loan through a syndication led by FMO.

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Press release SIFEM AG: Profit is reinvested into new projects

The Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets (SIFEM), the development finance institution of the federal government, has further enlarged its 2016...

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New investment Catalyst II Fund

Catalyst Fund II is a private-equity fund that will make investments in SMEs and other fast growing companies in East Africa. The companies are...

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