Franklin Templeton’s social infrastructure fund invests in hospitals, schools and care facilities

  • The firm has raised more than €150 million ($167 million) for the fund and made six investments, including a German university complex, a Swedish school, Italian and Danish hospitals, and health center and nursing home facilities in the U.K.

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.