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IFC and StanChart collaborate on credit-linked notes to improve microfinance sector

16 May 2008

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IFC and Standard Chartered Bank have collaborated on the launch of the first-ever issuance of notes backed by loans to microfinance institutions in Africa and Asia. The innovative transaction will establish a new product to provide investors with access to microfinance as an asset class, and it will enable Standard Chartered to expand its lending to the microfinance sector.

IFC will invest $45...