ANDE Investment Manager Training

The ANDE Investment Manager Training is an intensive five day course which covers all aspects of investing in small and growing business (SGBs) – from deal sourcing and due diligence to exit strategies. The course will focus on deals across emerging markets, with reference to global case studies.  This will take place in Washington, DC from 27 November – 1 December, 2017.

This five day course is based largely on actual deals made by ANDE members and is designed to be highly interactive and participatory. It will also focus on the social and environmental impact of investing at this level, and how that affects the investment process. This is the only course of its kind that focuses on both investing in emerging and developing markets and impact investing.

If you are interested in gaining additional knowledge on investing in early stage deals in emerging markets from some of the leaders in the field, then this is the course for you. Want to learn more?See the sample agenda from 2016 here.

 

Who Should Attend?

The training is primarily targeted at those who are directly responsible for investment and portfolio management or capacity development providers who work closely with investment managers and/or with entrepreneurs seeking investment.

Participants should be mid-level and have a good understanding of basic financial and accounting concepts, including internal rates of return and discounted cash flows.

Who will be instructing?

Bob Webster is an experienced SGB investor, having held C-suite positions with two leading impact investment funds, the Grassroots Business Fund and Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF). Bob is now a Managing Director at SEAF.  He was also the fund manager for one of SEAF’s more successful funds, SEAF/ Macedonia, which had several high return exits and which made effective use of technical assistance for investees. Bob has had his own advisory and training firm on SGB risk capital and impact investing, including conducting related training for ANDE, the Global Impact Investing Network, Santa Clara University and Harvard Business School. He is currently the Investor-in-Residence for Santa Clara University’s Social Enterprise Accelerator program. Bob has an MBA from Indiana University and attended the Kennedy School’s executive program on Financial Institutions for Private Sector Development. In addition to his native United States, he has lived and worked in Bangladesh, Vietnam, Egypt, Romania and Macedonia, while also having supported investment activity in India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mozambique, Ghana, Equatorial Guinea and South America.