MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: C-Quadrat’s Dual Return Funds Loan $6.5m to Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) in China, Panama

During January 2016, Austria’s C-Quadrat Asset Management issued loans worth the equivalent of USD 6.5 million via its two Dual Return Funds to unspecified microfinance institutions (MFIs) in China and Panama. USD 5.5 million of this total was invested in an MFI based in Beijing, China. The MFI, which was launched in 2008, provides financial services through branches in 17 provinces, primarily to women in rural areas of China. Financial information on the organization is not available.

C-Quadrat Asset Management GmbH provides investment and advisory services in the field of microfinance. The firm’s Dual Return Fund – Vision Microfinance and Dual Return Fund – Vision Microfinance Local Currency were created in 2006 and report combined assets of USD 284 million under management as of January 2016. C-Quadrat Asset Management is a unit of Austrian fund group C-Quadrat, which manages assets equivalent to EUR 5.4 billion (USD 6.1 billion) as of September 2015.

By Meredith Steih, Research Associate

About C-Quadrat Asset Management

Formerly known as Absolute Portfolio Management GmbH, C-Quadrat Asset Management GmbH is an Austria-based provider of investment and advisory services in microfinance. The firm’s Dual Return Fund-Vision Microfinance and Dual Return Fund-Vision Microfinance Local Currency were created in 2006 and report combined assets of USD 284 million under management as of January 2016. C-Quadrat Asset Management is a unit of Austrian fund group C-Quadrat, which manages assets equivalent to EUR 5.4 billion (USD 6.1 billion) as of September 2015.

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