The primary objective of the LuxFLAG Microfinance Label is to reassure investors that the MIV actually invests, directly or indirectly, in the Microfinance sector. Investing indirectly means that the MIV can, rather than giving direct loans to Microfinance Institutions (MFIs), invest into other MIVs themselves investing more than 50% in Microfinance.

Microfinance Investment Vehicles target (amongst others) the following Sustainable Development Goals:

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Main features

  • UNIQUE:

    The first and unique Microfinance Label in the world was launched in July 2006 by LuxFLAG

  • TRACK RECORD:

    More than 60% of eligible Microfinance Investment Vehicles (MIV) worldwide representing more than 5.9 bn Assets under Management have the LuxFLAG Label

  • EXPERTISE:

    Luxembourg offers excellent infrastructure and technical know-how for setting up an MIV

  • SOCIAL IMPACT:

    LuxFLAG Quality Label enhances transparency of MIVs which are creating measurable social impact

Advantages of the label

Enhances the visibility of your MIV

  • An MIV that has been granted the LuxFLAG Microfinance Label may use the distinctive LuxFLAG Logo in its marketing and promotional activity

  • The labelled MIVs are listed on LuxFLAG's website, annual report and announced in the monthly newsflash with a direct link to your website

  • LuxFLAG offers a forum for you on its website to publish statements relative to your MIV

  • The LuxFLAG Label is widely promoted by the Agency and its Members through conferences, seminars and industry related media opportunities, adding value to the brand and providing a platform from which to attract institutional investors.

Reinforces credibility towards investors

Investors can be confident that:

  • Their money is predominatly invested in Microfinance

  • Your MIV is annually scrutinised by an expert panel and meets internationally recognised standards in the Microfinance sector

  • Your MIV demonstrates a responsible commitment to the « double bottom line ».

Helps reaching the international investment community

  • LuxFLAG and its labelled MIVs are presented worldwide at roadshows of ALFI and Luxembourg for Finance

  • The labelled MIVs benefit from a special listing on Fundsquare database (a subsidiary of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange) which is made available to major international data vendor companies.

Portfolio outreach of LuxFLAG Labelled MIVs

Portfolio outreach of LuxFLAG Labelled MIVs