Azure Partners

Investor in funds

User Profile

Azure Partners is a Swiss based investment advisor specialized in microfinance. With a unique team combining microfinance, mainstream finance and emerging markets experience, we are advising several investment funds and institutional investors on their microfinance investment strategy. We benefit from a strong knowledge of the microfinance investment universe, which is composed by microfinance institutions, fund managers and investors. During the last 10 years, we have actively worked with the key players of the sector and invested alongside the vast majority of microfinance fund managers. Based on our unique position in the industry, we see great opportunities to deliver financial value and social impact for investors.

IRIS Use

We encourage the microfinance funds we invest in to use IRIS standards to foster transparency in our industry. The IRIS metrics we track are fully part of our due diligence process and help us understand if the funds we invest in target their investments in MFIs correctly.

Other Impact Measurement Tools

We have created our own proprietary social performance rating to compare microfinance fund managers social performance measurement tools.