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Victory Park将设发展中国家Fintech专属投资基金

著名咨询公司安永近日发布的一项研究显示,发展中国家对金融科技的迅速发展起到了巨大的推动作用。

由于现有金融基础设施不足,智能手机和宽带服务价格不断下降,人口众多的新兴市场对金融科技带来的颠覆性革命反而更加开放。其中,巴西、中国、印度、墨西哥和南非的数字化消费者平均采用金融科技的比例为46%,远高于全球平均水平。从个人市场的角度来看,中国和印度采用率最高,分别为69%和52%。

而这样潜力巨大的新兴市场也吸引了不少风投公司的注意。

就在本周,来自芝加哥的Victory Park Capital(后文简称VPC)宣布,将与世界银行下属的国际金融公司合作设立一项专门针对发展中国家金融科技创企的投资基金。不过,VPC高级合伙人兼共同创始人Brendan Carroll拒绝对外透露这个基金的具体规模。

据了解,VPC此前已经累计参与了至少45个金融服务交易,累计投资总额高达55亿美元。而2017年,国际金融公司也已经在发展中市场累计提供了约193亿美元的投资。

 

Victory Park Capital is partnering with the International Finance Corporation on a new fund that'll invest in fintech startups in the developing world.

Fintech adoption is being driven by countries in emerging markets, a recent EY study suggests.

Fintech adoption is ramping up in the developing world, and one Chicago-based investor is looking to capitalize on the red-hot market with a new fund.

Victory Park Capital (VPC), the Chicago-based alternative investment firm, announced it is partnering with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a private-sector investment-focused sister organization to the World Bank, to launch a new fund that'll invest in financial-technology companies in the developing world.

VPC has been involved in over 45 transactions in the financial-services sector, adding up to approximately $5.5 billion. But the new partnership with the IFC, which provided $19.3 billion in financing to companies in developing markets in 2017, opens the firm up to developing markets for the first time.

"The reliance on mobile devices for day-to-day life is more prevalent in emerging markets and that creates a big opportunity," Brendan Carroll, a senior partner and cofounder of VPC, told Business Insider.

VPC and IFC have worked together on deals before, Carroll said.

"I do think working together will be beneficial and a continuation of our global-investment focus over the last ten years," Carroll said.

Carroll declined to comment on the size of the fund.

A recent study by consultancy EY found that one in three digital consumers used two or more fintech products. This level, according to EY, indicates fintech has crossed the threshold of early mass adoption. The firm said adoption was being driven by emerging markets, such as China.

"FinTech adoption by digitally active consumers in Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa average 46%, considerably higher than the global average," the report said. "From an individual market perspective, China and India have the highest adoption rates at 69% and 52% respectively."

The firm said emerging markets were more open to fintech disruption because of the large populations of people who are underserved by existing financial infrastructures. Here's EY:

"Our five emerging markets are characterized by having growing economies and a rapidly expanding middle class, but without traditional financial infrastructure to support demand. Relatively high proportions of the populations are underserved by existing financial services providers, while falling prices for smartphones and broadband services have increased the digitally active population that FinTechs target."


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