For the second year in a row, Medical Credit Fund has been selected for the ImpactAssets 50, a free, online resource for impact investors and their advisors. The IA 50, now in its fourth year, is the first publically available database of private debt and equity impact investment fund managers.
”The IA 50 is a solid starting point for investors and advisors looking for fund managers with established track records across a range of impact investment criteria,” said Matthew Weatherley-White, Managing Director of the CAPROCK Group and member of the selection committee. Fund managers included in the IA 50 2014 manage a combined USD 15.5 billion in assets devoted to creating measurable, positive impact.
The IA 50 is the only free, public, searchable database of outstanding impact investing fund managers. It includes a range of funds across the globe, spanning diverse issue areas and investment, with demonstrated and compelling social and environmental impact. The IA 50 is not an index or investable platform and does not constitute an offering or recommend specific products. It is a not a replacement for due diligence.
Increase in investable opportunities
In order to be considered for the IA 50 2014, fund managers needed to have at least USD 10 million in assets under management, more than 3 years of experience as a firm with impact investing and documented social and/or environmental impact. Additional details on the selection process are here. The IA 50 selection committee is chaired by ImpactAssets’ Chief Impact Strategist, Jed Emerson, and includes experts from The CAPROCK Group, Labrador Ventures, Toniic, UBS, and other leading impact investors.
“Impact investing is moving into the mainstream,” said Jed Emerson, Chief Impact Strategist of ImpactAssets. “We’re in a positive cycle where the increase in investable opportunities is bringing more investors into the impact fold, and the results from those investments fuel increased awareness and desire to achieve social and environmental as well as financial returns.”
The ImpactAssets 50 2014 are available at:http://impactassets.org/ia50_new/
ImpactAssets is a nonprofit financial services firm that increases the flow of capital into investments that deliver financial, social, and environmental returns. ImpactAssets’ donor advised fund (”The Giving Fund”), impact investment notes, and field building initiatives enable philanthropists, other asset owners, and their wealth advisors to advance social or environmental change through investment.