CMEF Meeting

April 3-4, 2013, Lima, Peru

The Council of Microfinance Equity Funds (CMEF), a council of 25 private equity funds, will gather in Lima in early April for their semi-annual meeting, themed “Where are the future global flows of equity funds heading?” Members will conduct a global mapping exercise to determine where equity investments are being made, what the investment drivers are, where exits are expected to take place, and how these investment flows might change in the future. Continuing the discussion on “balanced returns” that began at the recent SPTF’s social investor roundtable in Belgium, the CMEF will examine how greater clarity can be achieved around expected returns, and how the differences in social and financial objectives among investors can be more effectively communicated. This CMEF meeting will also place a lens on Latin America through discussions of existing hot spots or emerging high-activity areas which could lead to over-indebtedness or portfolio problems in the region.