Microfinance: Risky and Expensive

Jun 2010
New Dehli, India, June, 23 2010 - Private equity investments have put a premium on the valuation of microfinance companies when maybe they should be giving them a discount. Yes, the tiny-loan business is booming, but it is much riskier than the low default rates of the business would suggest, said Avnish Bajaj, managing director of Matrix Partners India which has an investment in one of India’s largest microfinance institutions.

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