Women's World Banking Capital Partners
- Equity fund launched by Women’s World Banking
- Aims to increase access to finance for women around the world
- Partners: WWB Asset Management and Triodos Investment & Advisory Services
About the fund
Focus on women
Women’s World Banking Capital Partners, LP is a closed-ended USD 50 million equity fund launched by Women’s World Banking in 2012 with the aim to increase access to finance for women around the world. The fund takes minority equity positions in microfinance institutions, mostly Women’s World Banking affiliates across the globe that have a significant focus on women.
Many of these institutions require capital to enable sustainable growth and expand product and service offerings to their clients. Women’s World Banking Capital Partners, LP, as a mission-aligned investor, provides long-term support to ensure responsible institutional transformation.
Investment management is done by WWB Asset Management in cooperation with Triodos Investment Advisory & Services. This cooperation is a special landmark in the joint history of Women´s World Banking and Triodos Bank. For 30 years both organisations have worked together to promote a shared vision for the microfinance sector and to support the development of the world’s leading microfinance institutions.
Rita de Boer
Senior Investment Officer and Triodos liaison for Women’s World Banking Capital Partners - Rita de Boer has 20 years’ experience in international banking. She is a Senior Investment Officer for Africa and the MENA region and served on the Board of Directors of FFP FIE (now Banco FIE) in Bolivia (2004-2006) and of Mibanco in Peru (2004-2006). She currently serves on the Board of Directors of MDO Arvand in Tajikistan. As the Triodos liaison for Women’s World Banking Capital Partners, she is responsible for the coordination of Triodos Investment & Advisory Services’ co-investment management activities for this fund. Rita joined Triodos Bank in 2000 and re-joined Triodos Bank in 2007 after an interim-year working at DOEN Foundation. Before Triodos Bank, she worked in various positions at ING’s international corporate banking division in the Netherlands. She holds a Master of European Studies from the University of Amsterdam.