An independent investment advisor

Obviam is an independent investment advisor specialised in long-term investments in emerging and frontier markets. We advise public, institutional, and private clients, including the Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets (SIFEM), the Development Finance Institution (DFI) of the Swiss Confederation. Across our various mandates we manage over USD 800m on behalf of our clients.

Investing for impact

Obviam offers investors an opportunity to capture attractive returns and generate sustainable positive impact in emerging and frontier markets, via a proven and responsible investment approach.  Aside from investment returns, Obviam seeks to drive entrepreneurship, create jobs, deepen and strengthen financial sectors, and stimulate economic growth through investment. Moreover, with an objective of investing responsibly in the creation and growth of viable private businesses, Obviam takes a rigorous approach to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) matters.

Emerging Markets Experience

Obviam is one of the few investment advisors with a track record of over 10 years in emerging and frontier market private equity fund investments. Obviam has focused exclusively on emerging markets, diversifying globally into Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America, developing a wide network of relationships in these markets. In 2010, Obviam’s predecessor SIFEM won the G-20 SME Challenge Award for innovative investment solutions to unlocking access to finance for small and medium-sized enterprises in developing countries.