LuxLAG, the Luxembourg labeling agency, has granted the Mikro Kapital Mikro and Alternative funds so-called Microfinance Applicant Status under its labeling regime. This means that the funds show a commitment to responsible investing principles, and have committed to apply for a full fund label once eligible. the Applicant Status has been developed to support marketing efforts of eligible […]
Funds seeking the LuxFLAG label have until 15 January to submit their applications for the next review sessions, according to the labelling organisation. This follows a month after the latest batch of funds, for which labels were confirmed on 14 December, across the Microfinance, Environment, ESG, Climate Finance and Green Bond categories of labels offered. […]
Zurich-headquartered impact investing asset manager BlueOrchard has announced it will expand its offering this Autumn with the launch of the Impact Bond Fund and of the Caucasus Real Estate Fund. The Impact Bond Fund will invest in a selection of frontier and emerging markets bonds issued by corporations, including quasi sovereigns, with significant impact activities, in particular […]
The Japan ASEAN Women Empowerment Fund (JAWEF) has been awarded the LuxFLAG Microfinance label, as the first fund of its kind focused on “empowering women in South East Asia frontier and emerging markets”. The fund aims to advance the role and position of women in the region with a focus on poverty reduction, job creation and […]
Zurich-based manager ResponsAbility Investments AG, focused on sustainable venture capital and impact investing, has appointed Roland Pfeuti as head of Investment Solutions & Sales and member of the executive management. Prior to joining the Swiss boutique, Pfeuti was a managing director of Asia Climate Partners. He also served as senior investment director of RobecoSAM Private […]
LuxFLAG, the organisation providing ESG, Environment and Microfinance fund labels to promote responsible investments, has confirmed the next date for submission of applications to the labelling process will be 2 August. Fund providers seeking to obtain a LuxFLAG lable must submit details of their funds, which are subject to review of the investment processes before […]
LuxFlag, the fund labelling organisation, has announced a number of funds have been awarded its Environment or Microfinance labels, either for the first time or on a renewed basis. The Parvest Aqua fund was awarded the Environment label for the first time. Those that saw their labels renewed included: BNP Parisbas Aqua BNP Parsbas Aqua […]
Renaissance Credit, a new microfinance institution in Lagos, Nigeria, has launched on the Temenos T24 platform for Microfinance and Community Banking (MCB), hosted in the cloud on Windows Azure.
In its continuing series of podcasts, the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry talks to Axel de Ville, executive director of ADA, a Luxembourgish NGO working in the micro-finance field, and chairman of the Luxembourg Micro-Finance and Development Fund.
In its continuing series of podcasts, the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry talks to Damian von Stauffenberg, founder and chairman of MicroRate, the first micro finance rating agency, about trends within the micro finance industry.
The European Responsible Investing Fund Survey published by ALFI, the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry, suggests that close to a third, 28%, of the 1,236 products identified are domiciled in the country.