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GLS Microfinance Fund


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Microfinance Fund

Objectives & outreach

Sustainable Development Goals – No Poverty
Sustainable Development Goals – Decent work and economic growth
Sustainable Development Goals – Reduced Inequalities

Main objective of the Fund is to provide financial access to people and small entrepreneurs in developing countries. It primarily invests in microfinance institutions that – besides offering basic financial products – aim at making a strong social impact.

At the end of 2021, the Fund had a volume of EUR 225 million and was investing in 71 microfinance institutions from 35 countries. It thereby reached nearly 50,000 borrowers, half of which are women and clients from rural areas, respectively.

FS Impact Finance provides the entire range of fund management services from investment management, risk management, portfolio management and transaction management to FX/hedging, compliance and AML.

FS Impact Finance has been a reliable partner

since setting up our Microfinance Fund in 2015. As Fund Manager they provide our investors a high investment ratio and an excellent portfolio quality – while always ensuring positive social impact.

As Germany’s leading social bank, we are very pleased working with a team that completely shares our mission and vision. I personally appreciate their integrity, sincerity and hands-on mentality. GLS Bank looks forward to many more years of successful cooperation.

Karsten Kührlings, GLS Bank

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GLS Microfinance Fund


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GLS Microfinance Fund

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Ralf Burmeister
Ralf Burmeister

Ralf Burmeister

Head of Portfolio Management
Torsten Becker

Torsten Becker

Senior Portfolio Manager


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