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Symbiotics Microfinance Index

Published in Thematic Indices

The SMX-MIV Debt Index tracks the monthly performance of microfinance investment vehicles (MIVs), most of whose assets are invested in fixed-income instruments. The index has been developed by Symbiotics as a market intelligence tool in order to better guide the decisions of industry practitioners. Available since 2004, the index serves as a reference benchmark for microfinance fund managers and as a support tool for institutional investors wishing to position microfinance investments within their global portfolio. The index is available in three currencies: USD, EUR and CHF.

Symbiotics is the leading market access platform for impact investing. Over the past decade, the company has originated and structured more than 3,700 investment transactions, worth nearly USD 5 billion, on behalf of 436 companies in 83 emerging and frontier markets, all serving a measurable sustainable and inclusive finance objective, purchased by 50 different investment funds and institutional investors. Symbiotics is a registered asset manager in Switzerland, a registered investment adviser in the United Kingdom, and has a further office presence in Mexico, the Netherlands, Singapore, South Africa and the United States, regrouping more than 145 employees worldwide.

Key Features and Coverage on RIMES

For this data source, RIMES hosts the SMX-MIV Debt index in USD. EUR and CHF versions are also calculated by Symbiotics.

Symbiotics’ in-house indexes track, on a monthly basis, the NAV of a selection of funds with a majority of assets invested in fixed income instruments. The funds are equally weighted.

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  • Index Value
  • Index Currency


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