Investing in Small and Medium Enterprises, mostly via private equity funds and financial institutions, is a core feature of impact investing at Obviam.

In many emerging and frontier markets SMEs are a critical driving force for entrepreneurship, economic growth and job creation. This is particularly true in frontier markets, where SMEs and the informal sector represent the overwhelming majority of businesses, contribute to a major portion of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and account for the majority of employment. In these markets the creation and growth of viable private businesses is one of the most important contributors to the economic growth upon which the developing world’s prosperity depends. Beyond job creation and economic growth, Obviam delivers a range of impact outcomes according to the mandates of its various stakeholders.