SIFEM - Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets

The Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets launches a procurement process with a Request for Information

The Board of the Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets (SIFEM), the development finance institution of the Swiss federal government (, launched today a process designed to identify private entities able to assume SIFEM’s management functions and investment functions from July 2022 onwards.

In a first step, SIFEM will explore market interest in these mandates and identify the competencies and the constraints of potential bidders. Interested parties are invited to consult the SIMAP platform of the Federal Office for Buildings and Logistics (, register, and participate in a dialogue with SIFEM via the transparent SIMAP process.

The SIFEM Board will assess the results of this process and take them into consideration in the final framing of the services to be formally procured in summer 2021. It is expected that this process will be concluded before the end of this year, with new business and portfolio management mandates awarded in January 2022 at the latest.