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Professor Durreen Shahnaz’s speech at Asian Private Banker Investment Advisory Summit Singapore 2012

“Private bankers are becoming irrelevant,” Durreen Shahnaz, founder, Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) boldly says, because she believes Asian investors, yield-oriented though they may be, want more out of their wealth managers. “They are out of touch with their client needs and wants.”

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IIX covered in Forbes Online Magazine

"Impact Partners will continue to provide fuel for IIX...many of the social enterprises that want to participate in the private marketplace need a lot of help before they’re ready for prime time."

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IIX featured in the Star Online Malaysia.

Read the full article hear to find out how IIX is creating the Impact Exchange a social enterprise exchange.

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IIX Featured in ‘Inside Investor Relations’!

IIX and our Managing Director Robert Kraybill were featured in an article about social stock exchanges in Inside Investor Relations this weekend:

“Social stock exchanges can make the world a better place, which goes back to what I thought capital markets should be doing all along,’ says Kraybill, managing director of Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX).”

Read the full article here and keep an eye out for the print edition due in February.

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IIX mentioned in Institutional Investor

IIX was mentioned in an Institutional Investor article about impact investing infrastructure on January 5, 2012.

“A few shops have set out to build [impact investing] infrastructure. In March 2011, Singapore-based Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX), run by former Morgan Stanley colleagues Robert Kraybill and Durreen Shahnaz, launched a platform called Impact Partners. For an annual subscription fee, Impact Partners gives investors information about social enterprises throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Chosen for their financial viability and their social or environmental impact, the enterprises featured on the platform focus on everything from microfinance to fair trade to sustainable agriculture.”

Read the full article here.

ADB Publishes Shujog’s ‘Impact Investors in Asia’ report

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has just published Impact Investment Shujog’s research on Impact Investors in Asia. Shujog was contracted as a consultant by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to conduct research on current and future Impact Investor behavior in Asia. The paper, titled “Impact Investors in Asia: Characteristics and Preferences for Investing in Social Enterprises in Asia and the Pacific” was conducted as a part of ADB’s Regional Technical Assistance (RETA) #7549 and is available here.

More information about the Shujog’s research can be found here.

IIX hosts Dr. Rodin in Singapore for Impact Investment Discussion Thursday, Sept 29

This evening Impact Investment Exchange is proud to host Dr. Judith Rodin, President of the Rockefeller Foundation, as she leads a panel on impact investment. Alongside Dr. Rodin will be Mr. Bart Edes, Director, Poverty Reduction, Gender, and Social Development, Asia Development Bank, Mr. Matthew Gamser, Head, Access to Finance Advisory, International Finance Corporation, Ms. Sumita Ghose, CEO, Rangsutra, and Mr. Kishore Moorjani, Founder and Managing Partner, Credit Asia Capital.

Catch Robert Kraybill at SOCAP11 in San Francisco

Want to know what do social capital markets stand for in East Asia? Come learn as Robert and other leaders in the space take a look at how social entrepreneurship and impact investing have evolved so far in East Asia, the successes and failures, where it is headed, and how we should influence future direction. Click here to find out more about the event.

Impact Partners and Mission Markets implement partnership

Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX) and Mission Markets remain committed to developing a relationship to achieve scale that will increase the flow of capital and unlock significant potential within the global impact and sustainability markets. We have begun to engage in a two-way referral process by which our public websites are now directly linked. Our members are encouraged to engage further in the extended investment opportunities presented by the partnership. In order to further strengthen the collaboration and cross-pollination across borders, IIX has also extended a limited time free trial* valid from now till 31st Dec 2011 to all Mission Markets members who are investors, simply type in this promotion code ‘MM2011’. Register now or to find out more click here.

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Durreen Shahnaz to present at TEDx Kuala Lumpur

Durreen Shahnaz, the founder of Impact Investment Exchange and Impact Investment Shujog,will speak at the third annual TEDX Kuala Lumpur conference on August 20, 2011. Under the theme “We Have A Secret”, the conference will feature some of the world’s most fascinating thinkers and their untold stories. Learn more and register here:​/speakers/2011/