2022 Project Impact Summary

LFS are proud to showcase the key advisory services provided in 2022. Thank you to all of our project partners for the great collaborations this year. We will look forward to future projects. 

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LFS Supports Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) in Latin America and Sub-Sahara Africa

LFS recently carried out a study for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to support the development of the Forest Landscape Restoration Implementation Hub (FLR Hub), a joint initiative by IUCN, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and the World Resources Institute (WRI). 

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Agrifinance Webinar sponsored by the SANAD Technical Assistance Facility

LFS Advisory is pleased to invite you to join the Agrifinance Webinar sponsored by the SANAD Technical Assistance Facility: Facilitating Knowledge Exchange on Agrifinance - What can MENA and SSA learn from each other on Agrifinance? 

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The Challenge of Mainstreaming ESG Investments

ESG investing has gained significant acclaim over the past 10 years. Challenges in mainstreaming this investment approach are related to misguided investor perceptions, data quality issues, and greenwashing efforts of investee companies. Over the past years, LFS has actively extended its portfolio of ESG-related projects. 

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Our 2021: An Overview of Key Accomplishments

Following a global pandemic, Banks and other financial institutions face new competitive challenges. LFS are proud to showcase the key advisory services provided in 2021.

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LFS Exhibit Unveils HelloCash at the Qatar Fintech Summit – A Virtual Expo and Summit on Fintech

It was a pleasure for LFS Advisory GmbH to represent HelloCash as an Exhibitor at the Qatar Fintech Virtual Expo & Summit that took place on 24 August 2021. The Qatar Fintech Summit is the meeting place facilitating networking opportunities among leading industry experts to foster collaboration, discuss current challenges and identify solutions.

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LFS Attends Panel “Ethiopian Entrepreneurship At Work: Angel Investors, Impact Investors, Private Equity, Venture Capital & Corporate Venture Capital”

LFS joined FMO, IFC, RENEW, and Swaye Ventures to discuss investment climate and VC/PE opportunities in Ethiopia, at a panel organized by Enkopa. LFS discussed its experience in designing the Ethiopian Entrepreneurship Fund (EEF).

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Digital Transformation Readiness Tool for FIs - LFS has Assessed the Digital Readiness of 13 FIs in 7 Developing Countries Across 3 Continents

LFS has developed a Digital Transformation Readiness Tool for Financial Institutions. Over the past 12 months, the tool has been applied with a total of 13 clients in 7 countries, who have been supported in their digital transformation journey.  

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Housing Finance for Everyone - Increasing Access to Finance for Better Homes

From 2018 to 2020, the LFS team worked on six assignments in housing finance to equip MFIs to improve living conditions for low-income people through finance. Projects included housing market research, product development, and roll-out of tailor-made products. Access to housing finance has improved through all projects.

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Expanding Rural Access to Finance for Micro and Small Enterprises in Peru

LFS Advisory recently concluded a multiyear effort in advising four Peruvian financial institutions on expanding access to credit for rural micro and small enterprises. With the improved competency and developed teams, the participant entities will continue providing sustainable access to finance for Peruvian farmers and rural entrepreneurs. 

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Digitalizing SACCOS payments in Tanzania - Connecting the Puzzle Pieces.

Tanzania was an early adopter of mobile money. Until today, many SACCOS, who are important pillars of the financial system, rely on manual systems and cash transactionsHow was LFS Advisory able to connect the two puzzle pieces? 

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Webinaire sur les Approches Digitales dans la Finance Agricole Tunisienne en Temps de Covid-19

LFS Advisory a le plaisir de vous inviter à rejoindre lesprofessionnels Tunisiens du secteur agricole et financierpour un webinaire sponsorisé par la Facilité d’AssistanceTechnique de SANAD.

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How does my financial institution start the digital transformation journey?

Your Financial Institution knows it needs to digitally transform and is probably already implementing some projects, but do you have a strategy or even fully understand your digital status quo?  

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LFS Engagement in Local Currency Finance: Research & Deal Execution for Public- and Private-Sector Stakeholders.

Over the last year, LFS has managed many projects to promote Local Currency (LCY) Finance in emerging markets – helping a variety of development finance stakeholders to mitigate the challenges that FX Risk poses to the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Innovative Development Finance – Stocktaking and Tool Box of Innovative Development Finance in the German Financial Development Cooperation

LFS Advisory, together with Niras and Convergence, were contracted by KfW to analyze German and international Financial Cooperation experiences in the area of innovative development finance, and generate concrete proposals on how to further develop financial cooperation instruments and approaches.

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Our 2020: An Overview of Key Accomplishments

2020 was a difficult year globally. It has shifted how work is accomplished and altered the way people connect with each other. Nonetheless, we’ve chosen to focus on the positive and grow.

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LFS and Imad Chishti jointly submit HelloCash for the BMZ #SmartDevelopmentHack Hackathon.

Currently, all mobile money services have one common operational struggle, ensuring effective cash management for agents and subsequently customers. We want to introduce HelloCash, a specialized platform that provides anyone in need of cash deposit or withdrawal to collaborate directly and manage their cash needs. 

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COVID-19 Risk Management Assessment (CRMA) Tool for Financial Institutions

LFS is launching its new Covid-19 Risk Management Assessment (CRMA) Tool for Financial Institutions. The tool helps impact investors and managers in mapping, comparing and monitoring the preparedness of investee companies for managing the global COVID-19 outbreak.

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LFS deliver a successful webinar on COVID-19 outbreak and containment discussing the topics of business continuity and risk management

On March 23, LFS hosts their second webinar in English on the Corona related crisis / risk management and business continuity for financial institutions coping with the global COVID-19 outbreak. The participation was more than a success.

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WEBINAR COVID 19 Outbreak and Containment - Risk Management and Business Continuity for Financial Institutions

LFS have began conducting webinars on the Corona related crisis / risk management and business continuity for financial institutions coping with the global COVID-19 outbreak.

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Reaching Peruvian Farmers with Better Finance

In December of this year, the Latin America team of LFS advisors successfully concluded a multiyear effort in advising 4 large Peruvian financial institutions on improving agricultural credit products in rural areas. The team’s experts in agricultural finance spent several months around the country in primarily rural areas. Working side by side with farmers and credit analysts, the advisors learned about specific needs and preferences for financial services. 

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LFS Advisory and Foster Lewis enter into a strategic alliance in Malawi

Berlin/Lilongwe, December 2019 - LFS Advisory GmbH (“LFS”), a leading global impact advisory firm based in Berlin (Germany), and Foster Lewis, a local consultancy with transaction focus based in Lilongwe (Malawi), have formed a strategic alliance to provide investment advisory and capital market services to investors and impact-generating enterprises in Southeastern Africa.

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LFS Advisory Moderates Investor Plenary Session at the 22nd MFC Annual Conference in Istanbul

Marco de Natale from LFS Advisory moderated an event focused on exploring the implications of the digital revolution on financial and social inclusion

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LFS's Consultancy Team Continues to Grow

LFS strengthens its Berlin head office team with two experienced new joiners: Chris Statham (Left) and Marco de Natale (Right)

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LFS welcomes a new Business Line Manager for Green Finance

LFS Advisory GmbH welcomes Divya Balakrishnan, who joined the Berlin team in December 2018. Divya will be LFS’ new business line manager for Green Finance.

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LFS focuses on increasing access to finance for MSMEs in the rural markets of Peru.

Working to finance equipment and machinery allowing positive effects on agricultural production, employment and income for rural Peruvians.

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LFS Announces Change of Name and Corporate Re-Branding

In the context of the spin-off of its AccessHolding-related business lines, LFS has decided to conduct a corporate re-branding.

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2 Managing Directors Leave, 1 Managing Director Joins LFS

The spin-off of the AccessHolding business divisions is associated with changes in the management structure of LFS.

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LFS Financial Systems GmbH Spins Off its AccessHolding Business Line

LFS Financial Systems GmbH (LFS) announces a significant change of its business activities and set-up.

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