The investment advisors are led by the MEF’s Investment Committee, convening on a monthly basis and composed of reputable professionals of the microfinance industry Dr. Klaus Glaubitt, Mr. Syed Aftab Ahmed, Mr. Michael Neumayr and Mr. Karlo de Waal.
IC Decision to allocate MFIs to one Investment Advisor
The Investment advisors present to the Investment Committee a form disclosing the key MFI information,
the investors and the initial terms negotiated with the MFIs.
Before launching the negotiation process the Investment Advisors need to secure a
positive decision from the Investment Committee prior to carrying out the MFI Investments.
Submission of investment proposal
The Investment Advisors will conduct a due diligence and submit an investment proposal indicating,
among other, the following elements: that the MFI meets the minimum underwriting eligibility criteria;
main transaction features: amount, proposed minimum pricing; shareholders and lenders of the MFI;
and any specific additional section as may be requested by the IC.
Signature of the loan agreement + disbursment
If approved, the Investment Advisor will prepare, negotiate and execute the legal documentation
which will typically include financial, social and environmental covenants and reporting requirements.
As required in the loan agreement the MFIs must provide the Fund with meaningful and reliable
reporting on their activities on a regular basis. Based on this information the Fund
will monitor that all MFIs comply with the terms and conditions of the loan agreement:
On a monthly basis, the Investment Advisors shall provide the Fund with key
figures on the MFIs as well as covenants
On an annual basis, the MFIs provide the Fund with their annual financial information
as well as with its environmental and social reporting
For further information, please contact any one of the four investment advisors.