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SKS Microfinance Q2 net jumps three-fold

Press Trust of India, September 28, 2010 (New Delhi) SKS Microfinance Ltd on Tuesday recorded over three-fold jump in profit at Rs. 67 crore for the the quarter ended June 30, 2010. The microfinance institution had a net profit of Rs. 18 crore in the same quarter a year ago. The total income increased 82 …
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Microfinace Beats Blue Chips

Editor’s Note: Garrett Wyse co-authored a feature story in the December issue of Microfinance Focus Magazine titled: Microfinance & Philanthropy, the New Realities. The author’s (Garrett Wyse and Jerome Peloquin) predicted that, as a result of the financial crisis, an investment in a developing country would be more secure and more profitable than a traditional …
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dfe Partners and Creation Investments Establish CEE Microfinance Holdings, as a Regional Holding Company and Complete 3 Acquisitions

Combined Talent from Financial Services and Microfinance Join to Expand Microfinance Services Throughout Central and Eastern Europe DATELINE, September 23rd, 2010 – CEE Microfinance Holdings, N.V., a new, private equity backed, Dutch holding company owned by the Balkan Financial Sector Equity Fund, managed by the Swiss based dfe partners, and Creation Investments Social Ventures Fund …
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Reframing the Poverty Problem

Marketing can help address social ills Based on the Research of Bobby J. Calder , Richard Kolsky And Maria Flores Letelier With billions of people living at the bottom of the income pyramid, some on less than $2.50 a day, the problem of poverty is as widespread as it is pressing. There are nearly as …
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Wealth Firms Lag Client Buzz over Microloans

Article published on September 2, 2010 By Tom Stabile Budding client demand for microfinance and other “impact investments” has yet to translate into products at big brokerages and private banks. A few advisors, managers and consultants are serving up limited fare to the hungriest clients, but few wealth management firms have scratched the surface of …
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Building Microfinance Into an Asset Class

The $44 billion global microfinance industry got a boost recently as private equity investor BlueOrchard attracted $195 million to a new fund aimed at helping microfinance lenders modernize their organizations, improve governance and risk management, and develop into fully-fledged financial institutions. The knock-on effect is that as the industry as a whole becomes more standardized, …