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Annual Impact Investor Survey 2016

The Global Impact Investing Network May 18, 2016 Abhilash Mudaliar, Hannah Schiff, Rachel Bass

The sixth edition of the Annual Impact Investor Survey is based on an analysis of the activities of 158 of the world’s leading impact investing organizations, including fund managers, foundations, banks, development finance institutions, family offices, pension funds, and insurance companies.

The survey provides detailed insight into investor perceptions and a number of key market variables such as types of investors, the number and size of investments made, target returns, attitudes towards liquidity and responsible exits, and impact measurement practices. This “State of the Market” analysis explores how investments continue to be made across different geographies, a range of sectors, and multiple asset classes, signaling continued market growth and an increasing interest in impact investing opportunities.

J.P. Morgan is an anchor sponsor of the 2016 survey. The study was also produced with support from the U.K. Government through the Department for International Development’s Impact Programme.

Interact with Data on Sub-Groups of Survey Respondents

In order to offer greater insight into findings from the GIIN’s 2016 Annual Impact Investor Survey, the figures below show how findings vary between different sub-groups of respondents that share certain characteristics. An example of a sub-group is investors with the majority of their capital allocated to a particular asset class or geography.  The table to the right details the sub-groups included and their defining characteristics.

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Sub-group of RespondentsDescription of the category
Developed Market-Headquartered Respondents headquartered in developed markets
Emerging Market-Headquartered Respondents headquartered in emerging markets
Private Debt-Focused Respondents that allocated 75% or more of their impact investment assets under management (as of end 2015) to private debt
Private Equity-Focused Respondents that allocated 75% or more of their impact investment assets under management (as of end 2015) to private equity
Market Rate Returns-Seeking Respondents that principally target risk-adjusted, market rate returns (as of end 2015)
Below Market Returns-Seeking Respondents that principally target below market rate returns, some closer to market rate and some closer to capital preservation returns (as of end 2015)
Developed Market-Focused Respondents that allocated 75% or more of their impact investment assets under management (as of end 2015) to developed markets
Emerging Market-Focused Respondents that allocated 75% or more of their impact investment assets under management (as of end 2015) to emerging markets

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