FMO Investment Management's approach
FMO has the scale and qualities to make a difference. Yet the huge need for long term finance in emerging markets cannot be met by development finance institutions alone. Involvement of commercial investors is essential. This is why FMO Investment Management creates solutions for qualified investors to co-invest in new deals sourced by FMO.
As FMO Investment Management provides access to investments made by FMO, we follow FMO's investment approach before anything else. In addition, for each fund or mandate serviced, we apply specific fund criteria agreed with our partners and investors.
FMO's approach is based on two pillars and each investment must contribute to both:
- Financial return, which is achieved through thorough opportunity selection in combination with solid risk management, underpinned by FMO’s regulated bank status.
- Impact, by selecting opportunities that support jobs and/or reduce greenhouse gas emissions, whilst meeting FMO’s high environmental, social and governance standards.
We believe commercial viability and sustainability can go hand in hand, as demonstrated by FMO’s profitable track record and the top sustainability rating among a growing peer group of financial institutions, assigned by Sustainalytics.