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36 Africa-Focused Impact Investment Funds Receive Prestigious IA Recognition

The IA 50 is the first publicly accessible database that offers a portal into the field of impact investing for investors and their financial advisors. ImpactAssets increases the flow of capital into investments that generate financial, social, and environmental returns.

This year’s list is now available, and it provides a convenient way to find experienced impact investment firms and explore the landscape of potential investment choices. The IA 50 is in its tenth year, and after a volatile year, total assets under management (AUM) for selected fund managers reached a new high of US$228 billion in 2020, up from US$181 billion in 2019.

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The 36 new entrants on the list are Acre Impact CapitalAfrican Frontier CapitalAlphaMundi GroupBamboo Capital PartnersCalvert Impact CapitalCapria VenturesClean Energy Ventures, and CrossBoundary.

There’s also DBL PartnersDeveloping World MarketsFactorE VenturesFyre Fem Fund ManagersGlobal PartnershipsGoodwell InvestmentsINOKS CapitalInvestisseurs & PartenairesKiva Capital ManagementLeapFrog InvestmentsLendableMedia Development Investment FundMirova, and Okavango Capital Partners.

The list is completed by Open Road Impact FundPymwymic Investment ManagementQuona CapitalresponsAbility InvestmentsRoot CapitalShared InterestSocial Investment Managers and AdvisorsStichting Medical Credit FundSunFunderUNICEF Impact Fund for ChildrenVestedWorldVital CapitalWaterEquity, and Women’s World Banking.

Monica Brand Engel, co-founder and managing partner of Quona Capital, one of the Africa-focused fund which invests in fintech companies that help underserved customers and small businesses in Latin America, Africa, India, and Southeast Asia gain access to financial services, said, “We are thrilled to be included once again in the IA 50. ImpactAssets has done important work identifying a great swath of impact investors who are working to deliver a positive impact on the world as well as positive returns for investors”.

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