Release of 2012 MIV Survey – growth stabilizes in spite of lower rates and investor redemptions

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Washington D.C., October 16, 2012 – Today MicroRate released The State of Microfinance Investment 2012, which finds that microfinance investment has stabilized into a lower growth rate following the global financial crisis.

According to Sebastian von Stauffenberg, CEO of MicroRate, “the findings from this year’s study show how the microfinance investment market is maturing and settling into a more sustainable rate of growth. This growth, in spite of record-setting redemptions, shows the resilience of these funds within the impact investment asset class.”

This report, which is MicroRate’s 7th annual survey of microfinance investment vehicles (MIVs), is based on interviews with MIV managers and a survey of the 102 active MIVs with total assets under management estimated at $7.5 billion as of December 2011. Of this universe, MicroRate received data on 85 funds, covering 93% of global MIV assets.

Source: Press Release (link opens in a new window)

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