Women’s World Banking Capital Partners, LP

In order to meet the needs of the nearly one billion women globally who lack access to financial products and services, financial institutions need capital from gender lens investors who understand that investing in women can provide both a social and financial return.



are under management
of WWB Asset Management

Helping Investors Promote Inclusive Finance

Women’s World Banking Capital Partners Fund is a private equity limited partnership that makes direct equity investments in women-focused financial institutions. This investment strategy builds on our belief that investors can influence institutions to ensure that women clients are part of their growth strategy and future profitability and that women leaders are part of the institution’s future.

Why Gender Lens Investing?

Gender lens investing is not about pursuing gender equality as a social good for its own sake; it is also a strategy for financial outperformance. Investing in women as clients and as talent leads to stronger institutions, better returns and a more equitable world. Women’s World Banking leverages its investment expertise along with its technical assistance capabilities to showcase the financial and social returns of being a gender lens investor.

Our Impact

The Fund at a Glance




Million Clients*

*63% of whom are women
as of 12/31/2017



county peers on percent female managers and board members*

*for companies with available data



What Makes Our Approach Unique

Women’s World Banking Capital Partners is the only specifically women-focused and women-managed inclusive finance equity fund in the market today. Our Gender Assessment Methodology is also a unique approach to gender lens investing designed to drive the greatest impact. By measuring internal gender diversity and external client outreach, we bring a comprehensive approach to gender lens investing.

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WWB Asset Management is led by Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President and CEO of Women’s World Banking and CJ Juhasz, Chief Investment Officer. Both play a key role in the management of the equity fund. The 27 investors in the Fund represent a mix of development finance institutions, private pension funds, inclusive finance investment vehicles and individual investors. The equity fund is particularly pleased to welcome nine women investors as Limited Partners.

Portfolio Companies