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Investing for impact and return...

FMO is a triple-A bank with more than 45 years experience investing in the private sector in emerging and frontier markets.

As a development bank we know that even the world’s most underdeveloped regions offer significant opportunities for business and investment. We reach out to those underserved markets and encourage the growth of responsible and profitable businesses in key sectors for development.

We actively challenge the businesses we invest in to meet high international standards with regard to the welfare of people, business integrity and the environment. By investing in their businesses in this manner, we enable them to operate and grow sustainably for the long term, creating jobs and generating taxes that strengthen local communities and economies. Such positive changes are a rich source of financial returns.

FMO contributes to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of its core business. We seek opportunities to help investors fund projects that contribute to the SDGs, forging new partnerships for positive change and enhancing the impact of our and others’ activities.

Thanks to our vast experience and long track record, we can offer investors the comfort to invest with us. We comply with internationally-accepted banking standards and are supervised by the Dutch Central Bank (DNB).

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Key facts 2015

€ 9,2 bln

Triple A

Split by sector (%)
  • Agribusiness
  • Infrastructure, Manufacturing & Services
  • Energy
  • Financial Institutions
  • Multi-Sector Fund Investments
Split by product (%)
  • Commercial loans
  • Equity
  • Guarantee
  • Mezzanine
Split by country income class (%)
  • Low income
  • Lower middle income
  • Upper middle income

Investing & Funding

Institutional investors can participate in our syndicated loans and invest in our bonds; FMO Investment Management provides access to FMO’s sustainable investing expertise and dealflow through investment funds.

  • FMO Investment Management

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    If you wish to use your capital to drive impact and returns, visit the website of our subsidiary FMO Investment Management. They are an independently licensed investment firm for professional investors. At FMO Investment Management investor appetite is matched with FMO's experience and deal flow.

    FMO Investment Management

  • Syndications

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    As part of our mission we strive to mobilize more capital and catalyze commercial and institutional investors to frontier markets.

    We partner with commercial banks, impact investors, institutional investors and development finance institutions to finance loans via our A/B loan program or other co-financing arrangements.

  • Funding

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    FMO funds itself in public markets and through private placements aiming for diversification in markets, geography, investor types and tenor of its funding.

    The Dutch State guarantees FMO’s bonds via an explicit issuer guarantee.

    Investor Relations

    Funding Programs

    Sustainability Bonds

  • Public Investment Management

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    We manage three funds for the Dutch Government, which we invest in higher-risk projects that promise substantial development impact. We also initiated the Electrification Financing Initiative (ElectriFi) funded by the European Commission and Power Africa.

    Infrastructure Development Fund

    MASSIF, the Financial Inclusion Fund

    Access to Energy Fund

    ElectriFi

Our investments

Since 2013 we disclose our new investments.

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Sustainability Bond Newsletter

The Sustainability Bond Newsletter is published bi-annually. It reports on the status and disbursements of projects selected for the Sustainability Bond. For the latest version we interviewed Manuel Adamini, Investor Outreach & Partners Program Director at the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI).

Sustainability Bond Newsletter No 6.