> Posted by Kelley Mesa
The 2009 Microfinance Banana Skins Report has been published by the London-based Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation (CSFI). The report is sponsored by Citi and CGAP, with the Council for Microfinance Equity Funds (CMEF) serving as a member of the steering committee.
This year’s report reflects the fundamental shift in the sector risk landscape, as perceived by participants, since the 2008 report. The global economic and financial crisis of the past year has brought to the forefront risks of credit quality, liquidity and funding that are commanding the attention of investors.