The Gutmann OeEB Impact Fund aims to improve the living conditions of people in developing and emerging countries, while generating attractive returns. The fund started in December 2019 with first capital commitments and is intended to reach EUR 100 million within one year.

Project name Gutmann OeEB Impact Fund
Region Supra-regional
Sector Financial sector / Microfinance / SME
Service Equity Participations
OeEB project volumeOeEB project volume EUR 3 million
Total volume up to EUR 100 million
Projekt partner(s) Bank Gutmann

The financing gap to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals is estimated to be one trillion dollars a year – capital that cannot be raised by the public sector alone. Private investors who invest their money meaningfully and profitably at the same time are needed to bridge this gap. 

The Gutmann OeEB Impact Fund is the first joint project between OeEB and a private bank and opens new possibilities for private investors. The overarching goal, in addition to the financial return, is the improvement of living conditions for people in developing and emerging countries. Over the course of a four-year investment period, the fund intends to invest in ten impact oriented private equity funds focusing on financial inclusion and SMEs.

The first closing of the Gutmann OeEB Impact Fund was completed in December 2019. The fund is intended to reach EUR 100 million within one year. OeEB provided EUR 3 million and, acting as a SubAdvisor to Bank Gutmann, is responsible for identifying and reviewing investment opportunities as well as for managing the investments made.