Microfinance Meets Wall Street

Mar 2008
United States, March, 26 2008 - Notwithstanding the fact that most foreign microfinance funding comes from public entities and socially motivated private investors, over a hundred new debt and equity funds have been created in the past decade, and particularly in the past three years.Three examples highlight the range of capital market tools that MFIs have begun to use: 1) BRAC's securitization of retail microfinance loans; 2) Blue Orchard's securitization of wholesale loans to MFIs via a collateralized loan obligation; and 3) the IPO of Compartamos, Mexico's largest MFI.

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Source : Forbes

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