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Note Enabling financial inclusion across Sub-Saharan Africa The Regional MSME Investment Fund for Sub-Saharan Africa (“REGMIFA”) is a unique social impact investment fund structured to promote the growth of Africa’s MSME sector and foster economic development through employment creation, income generation and poverty alleviation. To achieve its goal, REGMIFA provides debt financing to microfinance institutions, local commercial banks and other financial institutions providing funding to micro, small and medium sized enterprises. A dedicated Technical Assistance Facility runs parallel to the Fund, providing tailor-made technical and institution-building support to REGMIFA’s partner institutions. The Regional MSME Investment Fund for Sub-Saharan Africa S.A., SICAV-SIF (REGMIFA) was launched on 5 May 2010 and qualifies as a Société d’ Investissement à Capital Variable – Fonds d’Investissement Spécialisé (SICAV-SIF) under Luxembourg Law. It is a multilayered fund structured to attract both, public and private investors, looking to promote impact with a risk adjusted return. The Technical Assistance Facility (TA Facility) was set-up as an independent entity from the Fund and was structured as a fiduciary agreement under Luxembourg law in July 2010. The TA Facility offers the REGMIFA’s lending institutions various capacity building services to reinforce their internal processes or to further develop their service offering to MSMEs. Symbiotics, a Geneva based asset management company specialized in impact investing, is acting as both the Investment Manager and the TA Facility Manager of REGMIFA. INVESTMENT APPROACH REGMIFA is a private debt fund which focuses on refinancing regulated and non-regulated microfinance institutions, local commercial banks and other financial institutions, which are established in Sub-Saharan African countries and serve micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). REGMIFA offers primarily long term senior loans, subordinated debt and term deposits, in either local currency or USD. The Fund aims to build a diversified balanced portfolio, with small and medium-sized financial institutions comprising an important part of the client mix. MSMEs form the backbone of many economies, acting as engines for growth and income generation. Today, access to finance is still by far the largest obstacle to growth for MSMEs alike, particularly in low and middle-income markets. In order to be part of the economic development taking place in their markets, and consequently provide income opportunities to their managers and employees, MSMEs need to have a greater access to funding. REGMIFA aims to removing these obstacles and unlock the growth potential of MSMEs in Sub-Saharan Africa.