• Report Edition 2018/19

    New report "SIFEM - Investing in Sustainable Development"

  • Mother Mary School - case study

    Mother Mary School Complex - a School built on Passion

  • Amret

    Case study about Amret, a microfinance institution in Cambodia

Our mission

The Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets is the development finance institution of the Swiss Confederation. SIFEM promotes long-term, sustainable and broad-based economic growth in developing and emerging countries by providing financial support to commercially viable small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) as well as fast-growing enterprises which in turn helps to create secure and permanent jobs and reduce poverty.

Active portfolio of 478 companies (funds, financial institutions and their investments) 

Promotion and creation of around 830,000 jobs in collaboration with partners (since 2005)

A total of approx. USD 958.1m has been invested in 132 investments to date.

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New flagship report "Investing in Sustainable Development"

The current report "SIFEM - Investing in Sustainable Development" gives an overview of the institution’s investment activity, the development effects...


Access to credit for SMEs in Cambodia

SIFEM provides a loan of USD 15 million to Hattha Kaksekar Limited (HKL), a Microfinance Institution in Cambodia. This will help HKL to give access to...


Supporting MSMEs in Kazakhstan

SIFEM is providing a loan of USD 10 million to KazMicroFinance. This will help the microfinance institution to support MSME clients that have largely...


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Obviam is ensuring business continuity

Dear Investors, dear Partners,

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the declarations of the Swiss Federal Council, we would like to inform you that despite the current lock-down, we are ensuring the smooth running of our operations – without disruption to daily business.

  • The Obviam office remains open but effective from 16 March 2020 - with very few exceptions - Obviam employees have been working remotely.
  • Obviam employees will continue to be contactable via email and on their usual phone numbers.

We will monitor the situation closely and keep you informed of any changes.

This is an unprecedented situation requiring flexibility on all sides, and we are committed to do our part while ensuring business continuity.

Let us stand together – at least virtually and morally – and continue our successful collaboration in these extraordinary times.

Kind regards,
The Obviam Management Team, the Manager of SIFEM