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Top 100 Microfinance Institutions in the World

For the third year running, MIX has released it’s Composite Ranking of the performance of microfinance institutions and Grameen Financial Services Pvt Ltd is the highest ranked Indian MFI at No 4 . Next comes SKS Microfinance at No 7, followed by Spandana at No 8. BASIX is ranked at No 11, SHARE at No 12 …
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Money For Good: $120 Billion Impact Investing Market Opportunity

By Hope Neighbor On Friday, I talked about principles to guide efforts to improve the quality of charitable giving. Today, I’ll talk about another opportunity to achieve social impact – by addressing the $120 billion market opportunity for impact investments for individuals. Today, these dollars are “hiding in plain sight,” in individuals’ investment accounts. In …
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SKS Microfinance Jumps in IPO Debut – WSJ.com

By JOHN SATISH KUMAR MUMBAI—Indian microlender SKS Microfinance Ltd. climbed 11% on its stock-market debut, as investor expectations of strong growth helped overcome its high valuation. SKS Microfinance, which counts among its investors George Soros’ Quantum Ltd., Sequoia Capital, Kismet Capital, Unitus, venture capitalist Vinod Khosla and Infosys Technologies founder N.R. Narayana Murthy, closed at …
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Microfinance Equity Investments Showing High Performance: WSAS Index

Microfinance Focus, July 23, 2010: Witnessing an unprecedented level of growth, the microfinance sector is increasingly attracting the interest and investment of equity investors world over. According to a recently released ‘Microfinance Institutions Shareholder Value Index 2006’ (WSAS MFI SVIX) by Wall Street Advisory Services, the sector has posted a 148% increase (in US$ terms) …
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SKS Microfinance – 10% gains on first day of trading

Shares of SKS Microfinance closed up by more than 10 per cent at Rs 1,084 over its issue price of Rs 985 on its listing day on Monday on the NSE. A poll conducted on India Microfinance Business News had predicted that SKS Microfinance would close at around Rs 1100 on it’s first day of Trading. A …
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SKS Microfinance IPO Subscribed 13.55 Times – WSJ.com

By JOHN SATISH KUMAR . MUMBAI—The initial public offering of SKS Microfinance Ltd. was fully subscribed on the third day of subscriptions Friday, an investment banker involved in the share sale said. . Earlier India Real Time: Microlenders Make Millions With SKS IPO SKS Microfinance Raises $63.9 Million in Allotment to Anchor Investors . “The …