Zurich, 2 July 2018 — responsAbility Investments, a leading impact investor targeting emerging markets, is strengthening its presence in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg and has appointed Fanny Ruighaver as Head of Business Development Benelux with the aim to manage investor relations in this important market with its traditionally strong affinity to development-related investment topics.
Founded in 2003, development investment specialist responsAbility manages USD 3 bn of assets from institutional (40%), retail (40%) and public (20%) investors.
responsAbility’s portfolio comprises 15 investment vehicles that offer private debt and private equity to over 540 companies in 90 countries in the inclusive finance, sustainable agriculture and renewable energy sectors.
All responsibility-led investment aim to deliver market-based financial returns for investors as well as a development impact as defined by the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Fanny Ruighaver joins responsAbility from Candriam Investors Group. With 15 years of experience in the ESG and impact investment areas, and having worked for Dutch impact investors Triodos and Oikokredit, among others, she is intimately familiar with investors’ needs and aspirations.
Speaking on behalf of responsAbility, CEO Rochus Mommartz explained: “The Netherlands have traditionally been at the forefront of impact investments, and we perceive a keen interest in our investment products, particularly from institutional investors. By strengthening our presence in this important market, we are confident that we will be able to increasingly grasp the opportunity to raise funds for investments that deliver both returns and a sustainable development impact.”
About responsAbility Investments AG (responsAbility.com)
responsAbility Investments AG is a leading asset manager in the field of development investments that offers professionally managed investment solutions to private, institutional and public investors. The company supplies debt and equity financing to firms in emerging economies. responsAbility currently has USD 3 billion of assets under management invested in over 540 companies in 90 countries. Founded in 2003, the company is headquartered in Zurich and has local offices in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Lima, Luxembourg, Mumbai, Nairobi, Oslo and Paris. Its shareholders include a number of reputable institutions in the Swiss financial market and its own employees. responsAbility is regulated by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA.
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