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SIFEM invests in SPE Africa Industrialization Fund (AIF I) to support growth capital for SMEs

The Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets (SIFEM) continues to play a counter-cyclical role in promoting growth and job creation in a region…

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SIFEM has committed USD 8 million to Fund aimed at Central American SMEs

The Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets (SIFEM) has committed USD 8 million to the Central American Small Enterprise Investment Fund (CASEIF)…

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New SIFEM Impact Report – 2020 Edition – with a focus on jobs

The latest SIFEM Impact Report gives an overview of the institution’s investment activity and the composition of its portfolio. In the context of this…

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Successful verification of SIFEM’s implementation of the Operating Principles for Impact Management

SIFEM was among the first adopters of the Operating Principles for Impact Management which were developed by the International Finance Corporation…

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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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