January 26

Press Release: Tameo Report Shows 17% Growth in Private Impact Fund Sector

Tameo Impact Fund Solutions (Tameo) published its 2022 Private Asset Impact Fund (PAIF) report, providing detailed insights into the growing impact investing industry. The report is the most comprehensive look at impact funds’ private market activities in developing countries. Insights on topics including financial performance, investment geography, asset class, capital structure and impact management are available in the PAIF report.

Tameo surveyed 94 different investment managers and compiled data from 198 funds. These funds saw nearly 17% growth in total assets in 2021. Of the worldwide impact investing market estimated to be USD 1.164 trillion by the GIIN, Tameo estimates that USD 84 billion is invested in private asset impact funds focusing on emerging and frontier markets.

This is spread across 346 different investment managers, managing 672 different funds. Out of the 672 funds, currently 206 have a multi-sector focus, with a combined size of USD 28 billion (33% of the total). Microfinance-focused funds are the second most prevalent (126 funds, 24% of total assets), followed by SME development (116 funds, 9% of total assets), and climate & energy funds (115 funds, 21% of total assets). Other sectors of focus include food and agriculture, health and education, as well as housing, water and communities funds.

Investment managers headquartered in the United States manage 25% of the USD 84 billion impact fund market. Swiss-based investment managers represent 15%, while the Netherlands (11%), the United Kingdom (10%) and Germany (7%) complete the top five countries for investment management.

“This is the most complete survey we’ve done in terms of scale and depth. It’s a great reflection of the growth and diversity of the sector,” said, Ramkumar Narayanan, Managing Partner at Tameo. “We hope the data and insights will contribute to the promotion and mainstreaming of impact investing.”

“Being able to visualize the trends that drive our sector, with over 300 specialized fund managers around the globe, is a key contribution to impact investing in emerging markets,” comments Roland Dominicé, Tameo’s Chairman, and Managing Director at Symbiotics Group. “The 2022 PAIF survey goes a long way since its first version in 2007, and will with no doubt serve the transparency and benchmarking needs of our industry.”

For the full report, visit Tameo’s website or download it here:

About Tameo: Tameo Impact Fund Solutions SA (Tameo) is a Swiss impact investing specialist serving the financial industry with independent expert solutions. Tameo guides investment funds, managers, and investors through the entire impact investing journey. It offers the most comprehensive online database of impact funds, customized analyses, and independent valuations. Through its research and advisory services, Tameo empowers clients to move towards best-in-class impact measurement & management. Tameo acts as the business services manager of the Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets (SIFEM).

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