Conference: Microfinance: The Investment Opportunity

Apr 2008
San Fransisco, United States, April, 07 2008 - July 14th - 15th, 2008. Hilton Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco, CA. Financial Research Associates in partnership with the Silicon Valley Microfinance Network proudly present an event like no other in the world's epicenter of socially responsible investing. Microfinance: The Investment Opportunity will cover all aspects of investing in institutions that provide banking services to the world’s poor.

Microfinance is no longer the exclusive domain of philanthropists. Institutional investors and individual investors alike are alleviating poverty while enjoying impressive returns. You will experience:

  • Hear directly from Elizabeth Funk, Vinod Khosla, and Pierre Omidyar.
  • A pre-conference primer elucidating the nuts & bolts of microfinance
  • How to reduce your portfolio volatility with microfinance
  • Benchmarking microfinance against other sectors
  • Local microfinance best practices and lessons learned from top regional experts
  • The implications and opportunity of foreign exchange and in microfinance investing
  • Due diligence and risk management in microfinance
  • How technology jumpstarting poverty alleviation at an amazing rate
  • Microfinance institutions going beyond microfinance
  • 60+ experts sharing their microfinance expertise


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The fund indexes, institution benchmarks and other market information displayed here are all Symbiotics designed analysis tools, created in-house by our analysts and experts. Symbiotics has one of the oldest track records in microfinance investment analysis dating back to the late 1990s; its indexes and benchmarks have been regularly used as markers by investors, asset managers, financial institutions and practitioners. These, as well as several other research products, are available through the Research Account. Click on the link below to find out more.

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