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07 April 2015

Press Release - Finance in Motion releases first Impact Investment Report

Finance in Motion, a global leader in asset management and technical assistance in the area of development finance, today released its first impact investment report, entitled “Generating Returns through Development Finance”.

The idea behind the impact investment report is not only to showcase the achievements of Finance in Motion’s impact funds EFSE, GGF, SANAD and, but also to provide an overview of the market for impact investments and the particular aspects of this emerging investment fund class.

“Impact investments have seen impressive growth in recent years,” says Florian Meister, Managing Director at Finance in Motion. “Finance in Motion’s single business purpose has always been impact investing, so we are very proud to find ourselves in the role of frontrunners in this new market segment.”

Finance in Motion is solely focused on impact investing in the area of development finance. Its mission is to promote sustainable development in emerging economies through market-based finance solutions. Although investments in emerging markets differ fundamentally from those in developed markets in terms of their political, legal and economic risk profiles, Finance in Motion has a solid track record of operating successfully in this challenging environment. While making sure that all investments meet or exceed a minimum ‘impact benchmark’, Finance in Motion seeks to optimize financial returns as well.

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Click here to download the Impact Investment Report 2014

About Finance in Motion
Finance in Motion is an alternative asset manager exclusively focused on development finance and manages investment vehicles to promote sustainable economic, social and environmental development. Finance in Motion has over EUR 1.3 billion of investor commitments under management (as at 31 December 2014) leveraging development aid through public private partnerships. In line with the development mission of each fund, Finance in Motion develops partnerships with eligible financial institutions and projects covering debt, mezzanine and equity, as well as non-financial advisory services (technical assistance). Finance in Motion has offices in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, and in a further 13 cities covering its operations in Southeast Europe,  Caucasus, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and Latin America. Finance in Motion currently provides asset management and technical assistance management services to the following development finance vehicles: the European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE) – finance for micro-, small and medium enterprises (MSME finance); the Green for Growth Fund, Southeast Europe (GGF) – energy efficiency and renewable energy; the SANAD Fund in the Middle East and North Africa region – finance for micro-, small and medium enterprises (MSME finance) and employment creation; and the Fund – preservation of biodiversity and sustainable use of natural ressources.

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Merle Römer
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