ImpactAssets released its sixth annual ImpactAssets 50 yesterday. This impact investment showcase provides a list of experienced private debt and equity impact investing fund managers, representing a broad range of geographies and impact areas of focus. It serves as a gateway into the world of impact investing, offering an easy way to identify experienced impact investment firms.
Fund managers in the IA 50 2016 manage an estimated USD 10.6 billion in assets devoted to creating positive social and environmental impact. IA 50 users can sort and filter across a range of asset classes (debt, private equity and real estate), geographies, size of funds, themes and more.
‘In the investment climates where we work, it is especially difficult for the health sector to access capital. The 97% average repayment rate on the more than 1000 loans in our portfolio have helped change risk perceptions among African banks and international investors. In parallel, the technical assistance that is part of our approach has helped health SMEs improve both their clinical and their business performance. Being selected for the IA 50 yet again is an important testimony to the results we have achieved with our partners in Africa and we are very proud of this continued recognition,’ said Medical Credit Fund Managing Director Monique Dolfing-Vogelenzang.
The IA 50 is the only free, public, searchable database of outstanding impact investing fund managers. This year’s IA 50 showcase, which includes funds based in the United States, Africa, Europe and Latin America, highlights the increasingly diverse opportunities for investors to help create social value across the globe. ‘As impact investing continues to move from niche to mainstream, those new to the field – as well as impact veterans – appreciate the IA 50’s broad overview of innovative fund strategies,’ said Jed Emerson, Chief Impact Strategist, ImpactAssets. ‘The IA 50 roster offers a great overview of innovative managers and diverse approaches to creating impact with investment capital.’
‘The IA 50 was designed to help convert interest into action by showcasing funds with expert management and solid track records,’ said Matthew Weatherly White, Managing Director, The CAPROCK Group. ‘Investors who have been watching from the sidelines and waiting for the field to mature will find no shortage of opportunities.’
Take a look at Medical Credit Fund’s showcase here.