This marks the 8th consecutive year that MicroRate has conducted its survey of microfinance investment vehicles (MIVs), which play a key role in connecting private and public capital with microfinance institutions (MFIs) around the world. Despite the ups and downs of the microfinance market, these market intermediaries have consistently continued to play this important role and we look forward to providing continued coverage of their activities in the years to come.
This year’s survey includes responses of 92 MIVs, out of a total 102 contacted. Of the estimated $8.5 billion in total global assets under management (AUM) as of year-end 2012, the 92 MIVs represented here account for $8.1 billion, or 95% of global AUM. We would like to thank every survey participant for his or her time and contributions.