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Microfinance Growing in Attraction to Private-Equity – WSJ.com

Microfinance Growing in Attraction to Private-Equity By Isabella Steger, November 18, 2012, 9:38 PM Bloomberg News A Hindusthan Microfinance Pvt. Ltd. employee checks loan application forms at the company’s office in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, June 12, 2010. Amid all the negative news surrounding the private-equity industry, one sector that caters to the poor is drawing …

Council of Microfinance Equity Funds Issues New Guidelines for Corporate Governance

Publication Updated and Expanded to Discuss Social-Performance Management, Risk and Crisis Management, Responsible Exits, Aligning Incentives and More BOSTON, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — The Council of Microfinance Equity Funds (CMEF), a membership organization of leading microfinance equity investors, today announced the release of a new, enhanced version of its corporate governance manual, …

Road Map for the Microfinance Industry: Reaffirming Responsible and Client-Centered Microfinance

From the Microfinance CEO Working Group, January 2012 In less than 40 years, microfinance has spread around the world, today providing access to credit and other financial services to more than 205 million poor clients1, most of whom were previously ignored by mainstream financial institutions. From modest roots, microfinance has built a global network of …