Obviam invests on behalf of public, institutional and private investors

SIFEM Mandate

Obviam advises the portfolio of the Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets (SIFEM), the Swiss Development Finance Institution (DFI). SIFEM provides long-term finance to private equity funds and financial institutions in emerging markets. SIFEM's primary focus is on institutions investing in the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector. On a selective basis, SIFEM also invests in microfinance. 

Details of the SIFEM mandate  and SIFEM portfolio can be viewed on the SIFEM website.

responsAbility BOP Investments S.C.A. SICAR (closed)

The responsAbility BOP Investments S.C.A. SICAR is an investment fund investing in leading small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) and microfinance private equity funds in Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. 

The Fund allows sophisticated and knowledgeable individuals and institutions to benefit from sustainable financial returns that are commensurate to emerging market risk, promoting responsible investments with the upside of capitalizing on rapidly growing emerging market economies.

The Fund is advised in cooperation with responsAbility, a leading microfinance investor in developing countries. Obviam advises the SME component of the Fund's portfolio.

UBS Impact Investing SME Focus Fund (closed)

The Impact Investing SME Focus Fund is UBS’ first impact fund dedicated to investing in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in emerging and frontier markets. The fund invests in private equity funds that are active in sectors and businesses driving social or environmental change, such as healthcare, education, access to finance, basic infrastructure and agriculture/sustainable forestry.


Social considerations are an integral part of the investment policy, and investors receive an annual social impact report. Furthermore, social impact of the fund’s investments is monitored and measured independently by the Global Impact Investing Reporting System (GIIRS).


The Impact Investing SME Focus Fund offers investors a unique investment opportunity to generate significant social and environmental impact while yielding a financial return. Obviam acts as investment advisor to the Fund.


For further information regarding this mandate, please refer to the press release.

Obviam also acts as an advisor for tailor-made investment solutions and managed accounts.
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