The primary objective of the LuxFLAG Microfinance Label is to reassure investors that the Microfinance Investment Vehicle (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.

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Often Microfinance Investment Vehicles target the following Sustainable Development Goals:

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Main features


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


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


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


    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 and social medias 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 reviewed 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 systematically presented worldwide at roadshows and respective events and publications

  • The labelled MIVs benefit from a special listing on fund databases, distribution platforms and fund selectors resouces which is made available to major international data vendor companies

Portfolio outreach of LuxFLAG Labelled MIVs

Portfolio outreach of LuxFLAG Labelled MIVs