Raj Shah on opportunity zone experiments; Hamilton Lane, Aavishkaar and Polymath raise funds; Russell Family Foundation’s move to mission-investing

  • Raj Shah on opportunity zone experiments; Hamilton Lane, Aavishkaar and Polymath raise funds; Russell Family Foundation’s move to mission-investing

Opportunity Zone experiments in reviving economic mobility: Q&A with Raj Shah

  • The zones are “the biggest experiment today in the American economy...to tackle what I think is the biggest challenge in the American economy, which is the lack of opportunity that so many American households suffer through," says Shah.

Aavishkaar wants to up the ante on South Asian impact

ImpactAlpha, November 5 – Aavishkaar wants to increase investment activity in Indonesia, Vietnam and Myanmar with its eighth fund. The India-based impact investor has a fundraising target of $300 million, DealStreetAsia reports. “We are avoiding India and China [with the fund], and looking more at smaller markets which have un-utilized potential,” Aavishkaar’s Vineet Rai said.