Easy Does It! Collaborating Through Intermediaries with speakers Shari Barenbach and Jean Pogge. Asad Mahmood moderates.
PRI Makers increasingly are taking advantage of intermediaries through syndicated loans, structured transactions and PRI products to drive capital to their program goals. Not only is such PRI making easier for those institutions whose objectives are well served this way, but it allows new PRI makers to build on the expertise of others to better manage risk. Learn how to source transactions and evaluate product options- PRI Makers Network
Shari Berenbach joined Calvert Foundation as Executive Director in 1997. With over 20 years of experience ranging from microcredit to international business, Shari brings leadership and knowledge to the field of social investment. At Calvert Foundation, Shari has developed innovative financial instruments and partnerships critical to creating a level of transparency and discipline that engender consistent performance, investor confidence and broad market participation in the community investment marketplace.
Asad Mahmood is Director of the Community Development Finance Group at Deutsche Bank.
Mahmood is responsible for a $350 million loan and investment portfolio, which seeks both a financial and social return. He is also responsible for Deutsche Bank Microfinance efforts and is the General Manager of Deutsche Bank Microfinance Development Fund, which was established 7 years ago and has 38 relationships in 24 countries. Mr. Mahmood is the central force in creating a pioneering $75 million commercial microfinance fund which has raised most of its money from some of the largest institutional investors in the world.
Mr. Mahmood is on the Board of the Microfinance Information Exchange sponsored by The World Bank, and sits on the Advisory Committee of The Rockdale Foundation. Mr. Mahmood is also the founder of the Microfinance Club of New York which brings microfinance leaders to present their work and holds discussions on salient issues.
Jean Pogge, Executive Vice President, Funding and Operation Division, of ShoreBank, specializes in operations, strategic, marketing, financial management and nonprofit governance. She is responsible for the overall management of the National Funding Group, a centralized sales unit responsible for national deposit raising from institutional and individual Development Depositors across the country. Development Depositors establish bank accounts with the ShoreBank banks to support their innovative community development work.