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Microfinance Innovation Conference 2010

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Analysing New Investment Opportunities, Innovative Products, New Delivery Channels & Emerging Regions Conference:

October 25th & 28th 2010. Crowne Plaza Hamilton, Washington D.C

Early Bird Rates available until Friday Sept. 3 – save up to US$450 !

Mainstream Investors Drawn To Microfinance

From 2005 to 2009, MIV assets grew from $1.2 billion to $6 billion according to microfinance rating agency Microrate. And this money is not coming just from the development charities but from harder-nosed institutional and commercial investors.

In a recent article, Jean-Pierre Klump, CEO of BlueOrchard commented:

“Investors come in because they think it is good diversification. Microfinance is an asset class that has different drivers than other asset classes… and doesn’t react to shocks in the same manner.”

At this year’s Innovation in Microfinance conference taking place in Washington D.C from 25-28 October, you will get the chance to meet the investors driving Microfinance forwards. The investors of today and tomorrow will share their motivations for investing, address the risks of investing in emerging markets, question the impact of over-indebtedness and examine investment models that go beyond loans.

To register or for more information please:

Call: +44 (0) 203 1418 700

And do not forget to ensure you quote your priority booking code: MFInsights when registering

  • Join over 50 speakers to discuss who is investing in Microfinance, how they are investing safely and what they are investing in:
  • Why invest in Microfinance and what impact can you make? Join Deutsche Bank, CGAP, Symbiotics, the IFC and OPIC to take a closer look at how to approach Microfinance in order to diversify your investments and reduce portfolio volatility
  • Who will make up the next generation of investors? Aavishkaar, BNP Paribas, MicroPlace and the Calvert Foundation share their appetite for investing in Microfinance. Gain an insight into their drivers, motivations and long term plans
  • What else can you invest in aside from credit? Investigate the investment opportunities related to energy, sanitation, health and education and how profitable these areas could be for you with i3 Advisors, ARC Finance, Vittana and Carbon Manna
  • Which regions are ready for investment? Address the challenges and opportunities of investing in Sub-Saharan Africa, the MENA region and Latin America to ensure you are driving the best returns as well as maximum social impact
  • How will IPOs impact Microfinance over the next 12 months and beyond? Join Aavishkaar and the World Microfinance Forum Geneva to examine the details of the recent IPOs and how realistic they are in the long term

Hear insights from 50+ investors committed to Microfinance including:

Richard Wilcox, Head of Structured and Asset Finance, The Co-Operative Bank
Asad Mahmood, Managing Director Global Social Investment Funds & Community Development Finance Group, Deutsche Bank
Loren Rodwin, Director Microfinance, OPIC
Shari Berenbach, CEO, Calvert Foundation
Jyrki Koskelo, Vice President for Global Industries, IFC
Roland Dominicé, Executive Director, Symbiotics
Joan Trant, Executive Director, IAMFI
Daniel Dax, General Director, LuxFlag
Kurt Koenigsfest, CEO, BancoSol
Emmanuel de Lutzel, Head of Microfinance, BNP Paribas
Vineet Rai, Board Director, Aavishkaar

View the full speaker line up and conference agenda.

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