Development Finance Institutions

 

An institution that provides risk capital for economic development projects or funds in emerging / developing markets. DFIs are often majority owned by national governments.

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Bilateral DFI

Independent institutions or part of a larger bilateral development bank

 

Multilateral DFI

Private sector arms of international finance institutions with shareholders ranging from national governments to private institutions. Often support the private sector through equity investments, long-term loans and guarantees.

PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT; OECD

Major Considerations

 

  • Mainly focused on emerging and frontier markets

  • Can be open to smaller, emerging and niche fund managers

  • Can be 1st close investors

  • Either prioritize development in emerging markets and/or their own domestic priorities

  • Usually like co-investments and directs

Largest Bilateral DFIs

 

  1. IFU (Denmark) AUM - 11.2Bn

  2. OPIC (United States) AUM - 9.3Bn

  3. Swedfund (Sweden) AUM - 7.5Bn

  4. KfW/DEG (Germany) AUM - 6Bn

  5. CDC Group (UK) AUM - 4.3Bn

  6. OeEB (Austria) AUM - 1.1Bn

  7. COFIDES (Spain) AUM - 600M

  8. BIO (Belgium) AUM - 500M

  9. Finnfund (Finland) AUM - 500M

  10. FinDev (Canada)

PreQin 2020

Largest Multilateral DFIs

 

  1. European Investment Bank (AUM - 550Bn)

  2. Inter-American Development Bank (AUM - 130Bn)

  3. International Finance Corporation (AUM - 98Bn)

  4. Asian Development Bank (AUM - 82Bn)

  5. European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (AUM - 62Bn)

  6. African Development Bank (AUM - 40Bn)

  7. Islamic Development Bank (AUM - 22Bn)

 

PreQin 2020

Articles of Interest

 

HOW ARE DFIs RESPONDING TO COVID-19?; DevEx

 

THE ROLE OF DFIs IN ENABLING THE TECHNOLOGY REVOLUTION; CSIS

DFIs AND THEIR ROLE IN PRIVATE EQUITY FUNDS; Venable

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