Parting Shot: IFC unveils new equity fund in Latin America

Sep 28, 2017

Multilateral agency aims to go beyond the standard A/B loan structure and build a more active portfolio in Latin America, says Irene Arias

Mick Bowen

Keywords: equity investment funds fund management asset management IFC Irene Arias

We aim to do about $25 billion in business [in Latin America] over the next five years, but not so much in traditional A/B loans. We aim to use more innovative financing structures that will allow us to bring in investors like insurance companies and pension funds, both outside and within Latin America, that have an appetite for longer tenors and that help meet the financing needs in critical sectors like infrastructure.

One example is the Managed Co-lending Portfolio Program, or MCPP, where we have raised money from institutional investors. The advantage is that we are not subject...

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