- “Growing consumer populations continue to consume essentials,” write Will Poole and Dimitrios Lagias of Capria, which invests in emerging market private-equity funds, in a market brief that charts the resilience of such consumption in previous market downturns.
- ImpactAlpha’s Agents of Impact Call No. 5 will help you start to get gender-smart about the new funds, investment products and initiatives that are driving impact alpha with gender-lens investing.
- It’s becoming a biennial ritual to loft “infrastructure” as one of the few issues on which bipartisan cooperation is even imaginable in the current U.S. political climate. The pipe dream found new life after last week’s midterm elections, which will give the Democrats a majority in the House of Representatives.
Capria Fund’s first close was anchored by $20 million from Vulcan Capital, the family office of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, who died last month. (Microsoft’s other co-founder, Bill Gates, is also an investor.) The Capria Fund will invest in the network of funds in Africa, Asia and Latin America that have gone through its fund-manager
Fearless Girl has some explaining to do. State Street Global Advisors installed the statue of a defiant girl standing her ground in front of Wall Street’s Charging Bull last year in part to market its SHE exchange-traded fund. The statue’s original plaque (later removed) read: “Know the power of women in leadership. SHE makes
- Investors are increasingly pressing oil companies to account for their climate risk under the recommendations from the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures
- “If you’re going to build an impact business with impact at its core, you need a posse of people around you to help you,” Conduit co-founder Paul van Zyl told Impactalpha – in the bar, of course – to record the latest episode of our Returns on Investment podcast.