These are two financial institution clients who mandated Obviam to manage their impact funds.
The Impact Investing SME Focus Fund is UBS’ first impact fund dedicated to investment in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in emerging and frontier markets. The fund invests in private equity funds active in sectors and businesses that drive social or environmental change, such as healthcare, education, access to finance, basic infrastructure and agriculture/sustainable forestry. The Impact Investing SME Focus Fund was conceived in order to offer UBS clients an investment opportunity that would generate significant social and environmental impact while yielding a financial return. The fund is fully invested and advised by Obviam.
rABOP is a diversified private equity and MFI fund-of-fund investment vehicle anchored by Swiss investors that focuses on the base of the pyramid (BOP) in emerging and frontier markets. The fund was conceived as a public-private partnership, and institutions such as Credit Suisse, Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and Baumann & Cie, Banquiers, took part in the initial closing in 2006. The fund is fully invested and is managed jointly by responsAbility and Obviam.
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