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Merger between Obviam AG and Asteria Investment Managers SA

SIFEM AG (Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets) is the Development Finance Institution (DFI) of the Swiss Confederation and is therefore an…

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European Development Finance Institutions scaling up joint Covid-response with EUR 280 million financing initiative – SIFEM to contribute EUR 8 million

Eleven members of EDFI, the Association of European Development Finance Institutions – of which SIFEM is a member – are partnering with the European…

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SIFEM is supporting microfinance in Latin America and the Caribbean by committing USD 10m to Locfund Next

The Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets (SIFEM) has committed USD 10m to Locfund Next. Locfund Next is an open-ended fund with the aim to…

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SIFEM’s investments in Ukraine – a story of resilience in the face of adversity

The collapse of the Soviet Union, civil unrest, a military conflict, an inflation rate which peaked at 50 percent, and a global pandemic: businesses…

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Championing economic opportunities for women in Africa – first 2X Flagship Fund

SIFEM and various other Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), including CDC, DEG, FMO, Proparco, SwedFund, and FinDev, have signed a Memorandum of…

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SIFEM invests USD 8 million in Myanmar – first SIFEM investment for microfinance in Myanmar

The Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets (SIFEM) has provided a USD 8 million loan in local currency to the Pact Global Microfinance Fund…

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First SIFEM investment which qualifies for “2X Challenge: Financing for Women"

Bank of Georgia has become SIFEM’s first investment which is eligible to be recognised as a “2X Challenge” investment for women’s economic…

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USD 4.5 billion for the 2X Challenge – initial target exceeded

Just two years after the launch of the 2X Challenge at the G7 Charlevoix Summit in Canada, the 2X Challenge for women’s economic empowerment has…

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Publication of SIFEM Business and Financial Report 2019

In 2019, SIFEM committed a total of USD 104.5 million across nine different projects and concluded the year with a positive operating result of CHF…

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European governments urged to strengthen Development Finance Institutions (DFI)

In the face of the Covid-19 crisis, 20 high-ranking European personalities from academia, international organisations, governments and politics,…

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