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Author: Mara James

The SuperReturn Emerging Markets Conference is an annual forum uniting private equity investors in emerging economies. The three-day long event serves as a platform where leading GPs in emerging and growth markets connect with international commercial LPs and DFIs looking to invest. Two of SEAF's...

In 2016, I worked in Jordan for an NGO supporting Syrian refugees, where I saw firsthand the limbo in which many refugees live--unable to work, often unable to study, and knowing full well that they are seen as a burden on their host communities. Despite...

At last week’s Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver, Gender-Smart Investing hosted an event titled “The Power of Finance” which SEAF Managing Director Bob Webster was fortunate enough to attend. The event began with Suzanne Biegel, co-producer of Gender-Smart Investing and founder of Catalyst at Large, discussing...

SEAF employs both debt and equity investments, but as CEO Bert van der Vaart explains, there is an excess amount of debt available in the global markets, and there are perils for entrepreneurs in developing countries borrowing in USD. Equity, which can be hard to...