22nd February, 2017
Navigating the debt capital market for NBFCs
Taking a leaf out of Kshama’s sailing experience, the feature goes on to discuss in detail about how Kshama along with her 120-member team at IFMR Capital has facilated over $6 billion of financing for MFIs/NBFCs in the country.
18th January, 2017
NBFCs’ collection efficiency takes a hit post demonetisation
Bindu Ananth & Kshama Fernandes on the impact of demonetization on the NBFC sector
13th December, 2016
Being capital market friendly while delivering financial inclusion
In about seven years of working together, the IFMR Capital and Annapurna partnership has contributed to the confidence of capital market investors in the micro-finance industry.
1st August, 2016
IFMR arm raising Rs100 crore to invest in microfinance businesses
IFMR Investment Managers Pvt. Ltd, part of IFMR group, is raising a Rs.100 crore debt fund to invest in the microfinance businesses, a top executive of the firm said.
2nd June, 2016
IFMR Capital helping small firms connect with capital market: CEO
Chennai-based IFMR Capital, which is focussed on helping the financially excluded class of clients get funds, is at present working with 25 originators in SBL.
1st March, 2016
Finance for All, By Kshama Fernandes
How, by using sophisticated risk management tools, IFMR Capital is transforming the lives of ordinary people across the sub-continent
13th September, 2015
IFMR Capital bets on agri-finance
IFMR Capital, the Chennai-based non-banking finance company (NBFC), will be focussing on agricultural finance, a new asset class.
9th September, 2015
With unclear rules and wary investors, Charioteer Fund fades away just two years after rollout
Kshama Fernandes on how institutional interest for debt participation in SVFs has been good
23rd June, 2015
Microfin companies will soon have up to Rs 450 crore more to lend
Five lakh households in rural and semiurban areas could benefit as the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) partner IFMR Capital plans to release Rs 400-450 crore of credit to MFIs
18th April, 2015
NBFC-MFIs should stay under RBI ambit
Kshama Fernandes on the importance of RBI regulation in the NBFC-MFI sector
11th April, 2015
Coming of age: institutional investors see investment merit in NBFCs, MFIs
Institutional investors in the debt market are gradually gaining confidence in bonds and other debt instruments issued by NBFCs and MFIs
25th March, 2015
Why domestic investors are missing from the startup banter
Kshama Fernandes, CEO of IFMR Capital, and Samit Ghosh, founder of Ujjivan Financial Services, discuss financial inclusion, microfinance and small banks
21st March, 2015
Micro finance institutions extend loan to the 'missing middle'
After lending money to the just below and the just above the poverty line segment, micro finance institutions are now targeting the 'micro finance plus'
6th March, 2015
Lending to SMEs proving to be attractive entrepreneurial opportunity for startups
On the huge untapped potential of the SME sector and the important role of financial intermediaries like IFMR Capital in realizing that potential
16th January, 2015
IFMR to tap pension funds and insurance cos for funding
Kshama Fernandes, on IFMR Capital's plan to tap pension funds and insurance companies
9th September, 2014
IFMR Capital diversifies
IFMR Capital diversifies from micro finance to other sectors such as affordable housing, vehicle financing and agriculture loans