SIFEM invests in developing and emerging countries, i.e countries whose GNI per capita is below a set threshold (USD 7,025 per capita as of 2016) as defined by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The partner countries of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) are given a priority status. At least 60% of SIFEM's investment volume in any year must be allocated to these priority countries. In cases of regional or global funds, the geographical criteria is fulfilled if at least 50% of the fund or financial institution investment is made in the priority countries.
Largest exposures per country by invested capital
Largest exposures per number of companies