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  • 5 new microfinance funds were created in 2011, including 2 for $95million in assets or more, such as responsibility Financial Inclusion Fund and the Developing World Markets Microfinance Fund-J. In 2012 support from investors continues to remain sound with 7 new funds either launched or that are targeting mid-2012 closings. Most of these funds are mainly in debt instruments, with increasing interest in equity, such as African Microfinance Fund and ISIS (both equity funds).
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  • Examples include: Fefisol and Rural impulse Fund II : Est. $19million and US $41million in assets as of Dec 2011- created to focus on financial access in rural markets. Oikocredit and FMO plan to structure a Euro 10Million fund targeting only low income countries. Microfinance Initiative for Asia supported by IFC and KfW- announced the launch of a $100million fund focused on microfinance and capacity building in underserved Asian Markets. Additionally, several asset managers have opened offices in SSA in 2011.
  • The increase is due to a number of factors including consistent GDP growth rates, increased political stability, a growing middle class and reforms that reduce barriers to entry (World Bank
  • MFIs perform worse there than in other regions, with weaker asset quality (higher PAR and lower reserves for delinquencies) and a higher cost structure.
  • In fact, some public development finance institutions (DFIs) indicated that they are prepared to invest in almost all SSA countries at this time if they find investible opportunities.
  • According to MFX solutions, SSA had the most volatile hedge rates in year end-September 2011.