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24 February 2017

Press Release - Finance in Motion Joins List of Leading Impact Investing Firms

Finance in Motion, a global leader in asset management for development finance, had been named to the latest ImpactAssets 50 (IA 50), a database of outstanding impact investing fund managers.

With over EUR 1.5 billion in assets under management, Finance in Motion is one of the world’s leading impact asset managers. The company advises four impact funds that finance micro, small, and medium enterprises; biodiversity conservation; and the reduction of energy use and CO2 emissions. The funds have been active in 24 countries on five continents. Following the opening of its El Salvador office in January, Finance in Motion now has a permanent presence in 16 countries, including its headquarters in the German financial capital Frankfurt.

ImpactAssets, which works to catalyze the impact investing ecosystem, says its sixth annual guide features fund managers representing private debt and equity investments that deliver social and environmental impact along with financial returns.

Finance in Motion Managing Director Sylvia Wisniwski said, “We welcome our addition to the list. This honor shows that the impact community has recognized our ability to effect positive social and environmental change in the regions we serve while providing returns for investors.”

In a statement, Jed Emerson, Chief Impact Strategist, ImpactAssets, said: “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. The IA 50 roster offers a great overview of innovative managers and diverse approaches to creating impact with investment capital.”

The IA 50 Review Committee is chaired by Emerson, and Jennifer Kenning, CEO and Co-Founder of Align Impact served as the Committee’s Senior Investment Advisor. Members include, Karl "Charly" Kleissner, Co-Founder of Toniic and KL Felicitas Foundation; Kathy Leonard, Senior Vice President, Investments and Senior Portfolio Manager for UBS; Deval Patrick, Managing Director of Bain Capital; Liesel Pritzker Simmons and Ian Simmons; Co-Founders of Blue Haven Initiative; Fran Seegull, Executive Director, U.S. Impact Investing Alliance of Ford Foundation; and Matthew Weatherley-White, Managing Director of the CAPROCK Group.

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About Finance in Motion
One of the world’s leading impact investment advisors, Finance in Motion focuses exclusively on for-profit funds promoting sustainable economic, social and environmental progress in low- and medium-income countries. With more than EUR 1.5 billion in assets under management, the company leverages development aid through public-private partnerships. In line with the goals of its funds, Finance in Motion promotes long-term relationships and helps partners develop their business. Backed by 15 local offices spread through the more than 20 countries it serves, Finance in Motion advises the following development finance vehicles: the European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE), which finances micro-, small and medium enterprises (MSME finance); the Green for Growth Fund (GGF), which targets reduction of energy use and CO2 emissions; the SANAD Fund for MSME in the Middle East and North Africa; and the Fund, whose goal is the preservation of biodiversity and the sustainable use of natural resources.

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