Building on the course “Microfinance—Introduction”, this seminar conveys the skills necessary for analyzing investment opportunities and understanding investment strategies, risk mitigation, and new developments in investments in financial inclusion.
Target audience and qualifications
This course is designed for all those who are interested in investments in or funding for microfinance institutions and financial sector development, who already have a basic understanding of microfinance. The target audience includes social microfinance investors, asset and portfolio managers with a focus on socially responsible investments, staff of development agencies and NGOs-family offices, and consultants. Participants have a graduate degree and several years of working experience.
Participants gain an advanced understanding of specific instruments for monitoring and evaluating the financial and social performance of investments in microfinance and financial sector development. Participants can also characterize different microfinance investment instruments and vehicles and understand the key principles of risk management of microfinance investments.