Media Development Investment Fund raises $13 million for journalism in markets hostile to the press

  • "In all of these markets, the competitive advantage of the companies we’re working with is trust,” MDIF’s Harlan Mandel told ImpactAlpha. Reliable news businesses in politically risky and economically distorted environments, he says, are undervalued by investors.
 

Hedge in a volatile market: Companies meeting basic needs in emerging markets

  • “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.