Events | 30 September 2010 | Frankfurt

FTD Hotspot Microfinance

In cooperation with one of Germany's leading economic and financial newspapers, Financial Times Deutschland, the EFSE hosted a high-class half-day event on the topic "Microfinance - an attractive asset class for banks and investors?" on September 30, 2010 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

More than 50 financial practitioners discussed the potential of microfinance: Are microfinance funds an attractive asset class for institutional and private investors? What is the potential of the microfinance market? Which successful business models for microfinance do exist?


Prof. Dr. Alexander Kritikos, Unit Leader Innovation, Industry, Services, Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW)
"Welche Perspektiven bietet der Deutsche Markt für Mikrokredite?"

Andreas Storm, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

Monika Beck, Division Chief, Competence Center for Private and Financial Sector Development, KfW Entwicklungsbank & Member of the EFSE Board of Directors and the EFSE Investment Committee, Chairperson of the EFSE Development Facilty
Wie kann der Staat helfen, Investitionen in Mikrofinanzierung für Anleger attraktiver zu machen? (German)

Dr. Thomas Rüschen, Global Head Asset Finance & Leasing, Deutsche Bank
"Mikrokreditfonds – ein interessantes Investment für institutionelle und private Anleger?"

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