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23 March 2020

Finance in Motion once again included in ImpactAssets 50

Frankfurt, March 23, 2020 – Finance in Motion has once again been included among the ImpactAssets 50 (IA 50): the impact investing industry’s first publicly available online database featuring a diversified listing of private capital fund managers that deliver social and environmental impact as well as financial returns. The IA 50 2020 saw a record number of applications. 

Selectees who met the IA 50’s in-depth review criteria manage an estimated USD 39.8 billion in assets devoted to creating measurable, positive impact, up from USD 26.9 billion in 2019. A total of 97% of impact fund managers delivered either in line with or above their initial target returns, with 78% either at market rates or above market rates of return.

This is the third time that Finance in Motion, which develops and advises funds focusing exclusively on positive impact in low and middle-income countries, has been included in the list.

“We are honored to be featured alongside impactful peers making a difference in pursuing the Sustainable Development Goals,” said Florian Meister, one of the Managing Directors at Finance in Motion. “The IA 50 is an important resource for impact investors, family offices, financial advisors, and institutional investors alike.”

“With record applicants and assets under management, the IA 50 continues to reflect the rapid growth and interest in impact investing,” said Jed Emerson, ImpactAssets Senior Fellow, and IA 50 Review Committee Chair. “This year’s showcase includes eleven impact funds with more than USD 1 billion in assets under management.”

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About Finance in Motion 

Finance in Motion is a global impact asset manager focused exclusively on sustainable development in low and middle-income countries. The company develops and advises impact investment funds whose blended finance structures bring together public and private investors to promote economic prosperity, social development, climate change mitigation and adaptation, sustainable use of natural resources and biodiversity conservation. 

Over the course of its operations, Finance in Motion has unleashed a cumulative total of over EUR 4 billion toward these goals in Southeast Europe, the Caucasus, Latin America, the Middle East, and North Africa. In addition to investment activities, the funds also provide technical assistance to support investees, foster responsible finance, and maximize impact in the countries they serve. Finance in Motion furthermore makes selected direct investments in impactful enterprises that share the company’s values. 

Through its 17 offices that manage activities across more than 30 countries, Finance in Motion helps partners develop their businesses and demonstrate that sustainable and financial returns can go hand-in-hand.

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About the ImpactAssets 50

The IA 50 is the first publicly available database that provides a gateway into the world of impact investing for investors and their financial advisors, offering an easy way to identify experienced impact investment firms and explore the landscape of potential investment options.  The IA 50 is intended to illustrate the breadth of impact investment fund managers operating today, though it is not a comprehensive list.  Firms have been selected to demonstrate a wide range of impact investing activities across geographies, sectors and asset classes.

The IA 50 is not an index or investable platform and does not constitute an offering or recommend specific products. It is not a replacement for due diligence. In order to be considered for the IA 50 2020, fund managers needed to have at least $25 million in assets under management, more than 3 years of experience as a firm with impact investing, documented social and/or environmental impact and be available for US investment. Additional details on the selection process are here.

The IA 50 Emerging Impact Manager list is intended to spotlight newer fund managers that may demonstrate future potential to create meaningful impact. Criteria such as minimum track record or minimum assets under management may not be applicable.

About ImpactAssets

ImpactAssets is a nonprofit financial services firm that increases the flow of capital into investments delivering financial, social and environmental returns. ImpactAssets’ $1.1 billion Donor Advised Fund and field-building initiatives enable philanthropists, other asset owners and their wealth advisors to advance social or environmental change through impact investment and philanthropy.

Media contact Finance in Motion 

Merle Römer
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Phone: +49 69 / 271 035-171 
Fax: +49 69 / 271 035-110