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December 2013


The International Finance Magazine (IFM) has awarded to the African Guarantee Fund (AGF), the 2013 award for Best SME Financial Company in Kenya.
This award recognizes the highest standards of innovation and performance in the financial sector while giving special attention to organizations in niche segments and those with exemplary performance in uncelebrated spheres of the financial industry.
The winners will receive their IFM awards on 18th December 2013 in Dubai.
About the International Finance Magazine
International Finance Magazine (IFM) is headquartered in London. It aims to provide information, analysis and insights for the global financial community which consists of top decision makers and influential players in the financial industry.
IFM covers many markets but clearly distinguishes between emerging and developed markets. It is read in over 185 countries worldwide.
The topics covered by the IFM include Banking, Asset Management, Wealth Management, Hedge Funds, Pension Funds and Emerging Markets as well pertinent issues such as importance of Corporate Social Responsibility.
About The African Guarantee Fund (AGF)
AGF is a Pan-African non-bank financial institution owned by the African Development Bank (AfDB), Danish International Development Agency (Danida) and Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (aecid). AGF was officially launched on 1st June 2012.
AGF’s primary mandate is to assist financial institutions (banks, private equity funds, lease finance houses and development finance institutions) in Africa to scale up their SME financing through the provision of partial loan guarantees and SME financing Capacity Development Assistance. Widely referred to as the Missing Link to the scaling up of African SME financing, AGF assists financial institutions with the following products; Equity Financing Guarantees; Loan Guarantees (both Portfolio and individual loan guarantees); Resource Mobilization Guarantees; Counter-Guarantees; and SME Financing Capacity Development Assistance.
Additional information may be found at

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