|Date joined:||30 January, 2018|
Finance in Motion is an impact asset manager exclusively focused on micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) finance and green finance, such as for energy efficiency, renewable energy, biodiversity conservation and the sustainable use of natural resources. With around EUR 2 billion in assets under management, the company develops and advises impact investment funds with the primary goal of achieving significant economic, social and environmental impact in low and middle income countries. Backed by an international team of around 200 staff based in 17 offices, Finance in Motion has a strong market presence in the regions of Southeast Europe, the Caucasus, Latin America and the Middle East and North Africa.
Finance in Motion has become a leader in structuring multi-layered blended finance funds where public monies serve as a risk cushion for private impact investors. Currently, the company advises five impact investment funds serving more than 30 countries: the European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE), the SANAD Fund for MSME, the Green for Growth Fund (GGF), the eco.business Fund and the Arbaro Fund. The funds mainly provide targeted debt and – to a smaller extent – equity to local financial institutions, which on-lend to final borrowers, such as small businesses, households and farmers. In addition, capital is increasingly invested directly in renewable energy projects, greenfield institutions and other companies. Partner institutions are supported with capacity building to leverage the impact of investments.
Link to Impact Investment Report