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SEB's microfinance funds reach EUR 700m as institutional interest surges

Microentrepreneurs and SMEs are some of the strongest drivers of economic development in emerging and frontier markets, but access to finance remains a critical barrier for their growth, says SEB portfolio management duo Hetal Damani and Camilla Löwenhielm.

Camilla Löwenhielm (left) and Hetal Damani (right) manage SEB's microfinance funds. | Photo: PR: SEB

There is a growing interest in microfinance among large institutional investors in the Nordic region, says SEB's portfolio manager Hetal Damani.

SEB Investment Management's six microfinance funds have reached an asset volume of EUR 700m since the launch of the first fund, making SEB one of the largest managers of microfinance funds in Europe.

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