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Who we are

GuarantCo was established to mobilise local currency investment for infrastructure projects and to support the development of financial markets in lower income countries. GuarantCo is part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG). GuarantCo is supported by the governments of the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Australia and Sweden. The company is governed by a Board of Directors and managed by GuarantCo Management Company.

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GuarantCo structure

GuarantCo is part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) as are the Technical Assistance Facility (TAF), DevCo, InfraCo Africa, InfraCo Asia and the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EIAF) .

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Owners

GuarantCo is funded by the governments of the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Australia and Sweden, through the Private Infrastructure Development Group, and the Netherlands, through FMO, the Dutch development bank.

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Fund Manager

GuarantCo’s activities are managed by GuarantCo Management Company which is part of the Cardano Development Group. The Fund Manager is responsible for implementing GuarantCo’s investment strategy and managing its portfolio.

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GuarantCo structure

GuarantCo’s activities are managed through GuarantCo Management Company
by the Cardano Development Group.

 

Who owns GuarantCo?

The governments of the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Australia and Sweden through the PIDG Trust, and the Netherlands, through FMO and the PIDG Trust, provide the funding for GuarantCo. The owners set GuarantCo’s mandate and appoint the Board.

Governments

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Shareholders

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Manager

GuarantCo Management Compnay Limited

Our owners

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Fund Manager

GuarantCo, through GuarantCo Management Company (GMC), manages its activities through fund manager, the Cardano Development Group, under an exclusive long-term contract.

The Fund Manager is the principal point of contact for GuarantCo and is responsible for advising GuarantCo on transactions including origination, structuring, documentation, performing due diligence and monitoring GuarantCo’s portfolio.

The Cardano Development Group took over management of GuarantCo in May 2016. Committed to help frontier economies develop and prosper by introducing innovative financial risk management products and services to make people and businesses, active in the local economy, more resilient and protected against risk.

The Cardano Development Group focuses on developing innovative financial risk management solutions that are practical and can be scaled up. The company has incubated and grown the following funds: TCX, Frontclear, BIX Capital, ILX and the Water Finance Facility.