Hedging currency risks in frontier markets.
Guarantees for Development
Scaling up finance for essential household products.
Stabilising interbank frontier markets.
Financial instruments for forest protection and sustainable agriculture.
Innovation meets incubation
Our incubator initiative, JoDEA, nurtures the development of initiatives focused on addressing the most pressing risks within local financial markets.
Collaboration creates impact
Our diverse network of over 30 trusted partners allows us to deliver the greatest impact, accelerating the flow of solutions and capital into 60+ frontier economies.
The five pillar formula
“Cardano Development’s unique selling point is that they gear towards structuring a finance solution – seed to market and continue to support with technical assistance. JoDEA identifies a need and then innovates into that need as opposed to thinking about a deal to be done.”Alice Chapple
Director – Impact Value
“At Cardano Development we brave the challenges of doing business in frontier markets. We combine our passion and expertise in risk management to develop new products and unlock new markets. Especially in areas where it has never been done before, our products make a difference and we have shown we can make things work.”Joost Zuidberg
CEO – Cardano Development
“Cardano Development combines an immensely entrepreneurial culture with a drive to deliver highly innovative and scalable financial risk management solutions that empower frontier economies. The connections and skills of our people to bring ideas from concept to reality are proven to have real world impact on local currency financing and financial market development. That is something our team is very proud of.”Theo Kocken
Chairman – Cardano Development
Our capital and assets under management is predominantly sourced from development finance institutions. Our investors range from multilateral development banks to pension funds and other institutional investors.
Our Insights platform is where we share our ideas and expert knowledge of local market development in frontier and emerging markets, with a strong focus on local currency financing.