Women Entrepreneurs Debt Fund

The WEDF provides senior loans to commercial banks for on-lending to women-owned small and medium-sized enterprises, aiming to spur lending to women entrepreneurs in developing countries

Fund facts

  • Size (US):

    $115 million
  • Vintage Year:

    2016
  • Sector:

    Commercial Banking
  • Region:

    Global

The WEDF provides senior loans to commercial banks for on-lending to women-owned small and medium-sized enterprises, aiming to spur lending to women entrepreneurs in developing countries

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Size: 
$115 million
Region: 
Global
Sectors: 
Commercial Banking
Vintage Year: 
2016
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Fund team

Timothy M. Krause

Co-Head

Timothy M. Krause

Co-Head, Financial Institutions Group Funds

Prior to joining IFC, Tim was an international economist with the US Treasury Department. He has more than 25 years of experience investing in emerging markets and specializes in financial sector investments.

 

Tim is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BBA from the University of Notre Dame, and an MA in International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Chongsi Bi

Associate

Chongsi Bi

Associate, Financial Institutions Group Funds

Chongsi returned to AMC in 2017 as part of the Financial Institutions Group Funds team after obtaining her MBA. Prior to joining the FIG Funds, Chongsi worked as an investment analyst at AMC. Previously, she was an investment banking associate in the Financial Institutions Group at J.P. Morgan.

 

Chongsi holds a BA in International Relations and Economics from Brown University and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Justin Kim

Analyst

Justin Kim

Analyst,

Justin joined AMC in February 2017. Prior to joining AMC, Justin worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at Financo in New York, focusing on M&A transactions in the Consumer sector.  Justin also has previous experience with IIX Singapore, a leading impact investing fund and advisory firm in Asia.

 

Justin holds a BSE in Economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

April  Yin

Analyst

April  Yin

Analyst, Analysts

April joined AMC in May 2018. Prior to joining AMC, April was an Investment Banking Associate at Goldman Sachs in Toronto, where she worked on M&A, IPO, and other financing transactions across various sectors, including consumer, industrials, technology, financial services, and power and utilities. April began her career as an Investment Banking Analyst at Scotiabank, where she focused on mergers and acquisitions in the financial services sector.

 

April holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) from Queen's University.

Portfolio

Investment Sector Country Status Investment Date
ABA Bank Ltd Banking Cambodia Current May, 2017
ACLEDA Bank Plc Banking Cambodia Current March, 2017
An Binh Commercial Joint Stock Bank Banking Vietnam Current December, 2017
Banco Pichincha S.A. Banking Ecuador Current June, 2016
BRAC Bank Ltd Banking Bangladesh Current June, 2017
CAL Bank Ltd Banking Ghana Current July, 2018
Co-operative Bank of Kenya Ltd Banking Kenya Current October, 2017
Equity Bank Kenya Ltd Banking Kenya Current December, 2016
XacBank LLC Banking Mongolia Current July, 2016

Company

Sector

Banking

Country

Cambodia

Status

Current

Investment Date

May, 2017

Sector

Banking

Country

Cambodia

Status

Current

Investment Date

March, 2017

Sector

Banking

Country

Vietnam

Status

Current

Investment Date

December, 2017

Sector

Banking

Country

Ecuador

Status

Current

Investment Date

June, 2016

Sector

Banking

Country

Bangladesh

Status

Current

Investment Date

June, 2017

Sector

Banking

Country

Ghana

Status

Current

Investment Date

July, 2018

Sector

Banking

Country

Kenya

Status

Current

Investment Date

October, 2017

Sector

Banking

Country

Kenya

Status

Current

Investment Date

December, 2016

Sector

Banking

Country

Mongolia

Status

Current

Investment Date

July, 2016