Cardano Development

Cardano Development

GuarantCo appoints Cardano Development as its new manager as it sets its sights on further growth

Press Release – Guarantco

(May 2016, London)

Interview with Joost Zuidberg, CEO of Cardano Development 

Slimme financiering in ontwikkelingslanden. Blauw 

(May 2016, Amsterdam)

Interview with Theo Kocken, Chair of the Board of Cardano Development

“We are reckless with financial models”. Cafe Weltschmerz

Economist Review of Boom Bust Boom

New York Times Review of Boom Bust Boom

Boom Bust Boom

(2016, Amsterdam)

AFSIC networking event, sponsored by TCX, Frontclear, Mantis, Proparco and BIO

On the first evening of the Africa Financial Services Investement Conference in London, TCX, Frontclear, Mantis, Proparco and BIO sponsored a networking event which was organised by Cardano Development.

Now in its fifth year AFSIC (the Africa Financial Services Investment Conference) is Africa’s leading investment event for Africa’s financial services sector. Many of Africa’s most significant investors attend AFSIC with the objective of meeting banks, insurance companies, microfinance, leasing and other regulated financial services companies, as well as dealmakers and investment bankers from across the entire African continent.


(May 2016, London)

Opening new office in Amsterdam

opening KIT lp

(December 2015, Amsterdam)


The Currency Exchange Fund (TCX)

FEATURE: Clean energy without currency risk

Harald Hirschhofer of TCX says that foreign exchange risks have caused a hurdle to rolling out renewable energy technologies in some countries. But now development finance institutions are helping firms manage the risk and expand their operations.


Germany to provide €30mn to TCX for currency hedging instruments

Press Release

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TCX on CNBC – Part One


TCX on CNBC – Part Two

(October 2015)



Paving the way in Kenyan repo markets

In March 2016, Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) and Standard Bank of Southern Africa (SBSA) executed a USD 25 million cross-currency repo transaction. The deal, facilitated and guaranteed by Frontclear, is a first of its kind transaction and paves the way to a more robust, stable and inclusive interbank market in Kenya.

Press Release – FCC_CBA_SBSA_Press Release Kenya

(April 2016, Amsterdam)


BIX Capital

First organisations to commit to Gold Standard V3.0 announced

Jeroen Blüm from BIX Capital states, “We are excited to help make Gold Standard 3.0 a powerful tool to be used in the monetisation of impacts in international markets that are as of yet untapped.”

(April 2016, Zurich)

BIX participates on panel at FMO’s Economic Empowerment of Women event with Mrs. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Director of UN Women.

BIX Capital

(January 2016, The Hague)

BIX Capital committed to Bridge The Gap: Women, Money and Markets

Bridge the Gap II Video Link

(January 2016, The Hague)

BIX with Minister Ploumen at COP21


(January 2016, Paris)


Research News

Interview with Herman Bril

“We need to build a bridge between the world of development finance and private investors”

(March 2016, Amsterdam)

Focus on Sustainable Finance 

Exploring the role of Multilateral Development Banks and Development Finance Institutions in conjunction with capital markets, and how they can contribute to the funding need related to the new UN SDGs in emerging markets and developing economies

(January 2016, London)



Reuters – June 2015

The Irrawaddy Business Round-Up – January 2015

The Irrawaddy Business Roundup, Myanmar – November 2014

Bloomberg – November 2014

Reuters – November 2014

African Bond Markets – November 2014

The Irrawaddy Business Roundup, Myanmar – August 2014

Reuters – June 2014

The Irrawaddy Business Roundup, Myanmar – June 2014

Myanmar B2B Management Magazine and Acumen Magazine – February 2014