As a socially responsible fund manager and investment bank, Developing World Markets (DWM) has a single mission – to use the capital markets for sustainable development. The DWM team members all have two things in common: a strong background in finance and a strong sense of social mission. As Wall Street trained professionals, DWM has been able to deploy well-tested financial models and strategies in areas that have not had access to capital markets. Having already completed the world’s first cross-border securitization of loans to microfinance institutions (MFIs) and created a model that has become an industry standard, DWM is now a leading institutional fund manager for microfinance with more than $250 million under management. As a financial pioneer, DWM has a long history of “firsts”. It was the first emerging market fund to focus on initial public offerings by companies, mostly small capitalization, in their local stock markets. It was also the first regionally-focused microfinance fund financed by international capital markets investors. Through its work in microfinance, DWM is able to help reduce global poverty by providing capital to the bottom tier of society..
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