Leveraging private sector funding, resources, and expertise to support development priorities and business growth
FMI is perhaps best known for its blended finance, credit facilitation, and investment promotion work, which has mobilized over $400 million dollars in fresh private sector capital to SMEs worldwide. This work reflects the fact that private investment flows to developing countries greatly exceed donor-funded assistance. FMI’s capital mobilization work aims to link global demand for investment opportunities with the development challenges faced by emerging market countries. FMI has created, revamped, and advised numerous credit and investment facilitation structures in diverse environments, in addition to working closely with conventional banks and microfinance institutions to improve the quality and availability of SME products. For these financial institution partners, FMI has conducted feasibility studies, drafted and implemented business plans, conducted financial analyses, raised capital, and drafted comprehensive operational policies and procedures. FMI has hands-on experience managing and advising grant and investment funds, and has provided asset allocation advice to governments and pension funds.