Investment Options

our investment objectives

Our investment decisions are guided by a long-term horizon, a global outlook and a commitment to ethical business practices. We have extensive experience that allows us to make sound investment decisions that maximize returns for our investors, while making a positive impact in the communities in which we invest.

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Capital Preservation

To preserve the capital of our investors through a conservative investment approach.

Attractive yield

To earn attractive risk-adjusted yields by investing in a diversified portfolio of fixed income securities in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Social and environmental Impact

To generate meaningful and measurable social and environmental impact by investing in projects which promote financial inclusion, the development of micro and small enterprises, renewable energy and affordable housing.

Debt Focus

To invest primarily in debt securities, with a target of no more than 10% of assets to be invested in equity instruments.

Technical Assistance and technology transfer

To provide technical assistance and technology transfer that support innovative access to other (non-financial) basic services such as healthcare, renewable energy and education.

Deetken Impact fund options

 

OTHER IMPACT Investment Options

Your Investment Makes a Quantifiable impact

Deetken’s current portfolio of holdings have delivered the following impact based on UN Sustainability Goals. We evaluate our investment opportunities and our portfolio companies based on their contribution to these goals. These are just a few examples of how Deetken Impact’s current portfolio of holdings have delivered a measureable impact:

  • 63,000 micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) clients have received health care services in the past 12 months.
  • 52,000 MSME clients have received financial or literacy training in the last 12 months.
  • Projects will generate 596 GWh per year, enough to power 148,000 households while displacing 189,000 tons of GHGs, equivalent to taking 40,000 cars off the road.

what our investors are saying

   PAUL K.

   Ontario, Canada

“What attracted me to Deetken Impact is their focus on and experience with financial services for low income people, an area I know well as a former institutional equity portfolio manager in emerging markets.   It enables strong social outcomes and fosters entrepreneurship, especially among women, in developing countries. The sourcing and structuring of their investments is also sound; as thoughtful lenders and partners, they can generate a good return with low downside risk.  The whole package – social impact, good returns, and managers with the right mindset and background – was quite appealing.”

  MINA W.

  British Columbia, Canada

“For years I had been interested in learning about organizations who lended directly to women who didn’t have access to credit because it is a great way to empower them to have a better life and help their families, plus they have a great record for paying back. I was excited to learn about what Deetken Impact does. And I decided to invest in their fund because I can help empower women through Deetken Impact and get a good return at the same time.”
    ALBERT T.

    Ontario, Canada

“As a Canadian investor pursuing strong financial returns coupled with social impact in developing countries, Deetken Impact provided a great option to add to my portfolio.  Alexa and the team have been great to work with and have shown great understanding of investing in emerging markets”

get started making an impact with your investment.

Suite 501 – 1755 W. Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V6J 4S5

impact@deetken.com

+1 (604) 731-4424

It is EASY to get started making an impact!

Simply send us your contact information and one of our investment specialists will contact you to personally walk you through the investment process. 

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Andre Powell, Chief Executive Officer at Deetken Impact

ANDRÉ POWELL

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

With over 20 years of experience, André has a long track record of successfully advising public sector clients on significant private sector transactions, including strategic guidance on funding models, complex procurements, economic development and negotiations. Prior to co-founding The Deetken Group, André was a senior Associate at Booz & Co and an Analyst with Accenture’s strategy and finance practice. André is a seasoned investor having been actively involved in the Deetken Capital Investment Pool since inception. André received a BA from Queen’s University and an MA in Economics from the University of British Columbia.

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Jose Lamyin

Chief Investment Officer

José has extensive experience as a business advisor for clients throughout Canada, Europe and Latin America in mining, telecommunications, and finance. Prior to co-founding The Deetken Group, José worked for Teck Cominco in Peru and Canada and Deutsche Bank in London (UK). José has spearheaded much of the strategic growth of Deetken Asset Management since inception and is currently focused on investment selection.

José received his BS in Engineering from the University of British Columbia and MBA from IESE School of Business (Barcelona). Born in Peru, José is fluent in English and Spanish.

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Alexa Blain

Chief Operating Officer

Alexa brings over 10 years of experience in financial consulting and asset management, with specific expertise in company and investment analysis, business valuation and securities/corporate finance. Prior to joining Deetken, she spent three years with African Alliance, a pan-African financial services group, where she focused on expanding the firm’s retail financial services operations as well as on the origination and negotiation of new capital. In addition, Alexa has six years of asset management experience with the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, the Macquarie Group and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.

Alexa is a CFA Charterholder. She has also completed an MA in Financial Economics and an Honours BA in Economics, both at the University of Toronto.

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German Matzumura

Regional Director

German began his banking career in 2006 as an Executive in Banco Financiero’s Personal Banking Division and was then promoted to Branch Manager. In April 2008 he joined Abaco, serving as a Manager of the Regional Division, where has worked in various capacities. In 2013, he was appointed as Head of the Regional Division and in 2016 was appointed as Deputy CEO.

 

German graduated in Business Administration from the Institute of Business Administration IPAE (Lima, Peru) and holds a Diploma in Marketing & Sales Management at the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola. He also holds an MA in Marketing & Sales Management from the ESIC Business and Marketing School (Spain).

 

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Carl Black

Principal

Carl has over 5 years professional experience successfully working with clients to develop and improve policy, strategy, and operations. He has advised public sector clients and non-profits in Canada and financial services companies in Latin America. Prior to joining The Deetken Group Carl worked at the Bank of Canada, where he focused on issues related to household and business credit. 

Carl completed an Honours BA in Economics at the University of British Columbia. He also holds an MSc in Economics & Development from the University of Oxford, where he earned distinctions in quantitative and development economics.

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Samir Shah

Chief Growth Officer

Samir is a seasoned professional with a 15 year track record of success working with private and public sector organizations in the areas of strategy, business transformation, technology commercialization and financial analysis/due-diligence. Prior to co-founding The Deetken Group, Samir was a senior manager responsible for early stage technology commercialization at BlackBerry and NEC Electronics.

Samir received his BS in Engineering from the University of British Columbia and his MBA (Finance) from Queen’s University.

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CHAD PARSONS

SENIOR ANALYST

Chad has worked as a consultant in business and technology for 20 years – often helping clients with their business transformation initiatives.    He has worked with start-ups, government, and established businesses to further their product and service offerings with a balanced approach.   After pursuing a research degree on leveraging technology for social and economic development; Chad has found a valuable alignment of his background with Deetken’s innovative impact investments.

 

Chad completed a BS in Engineering from the University of British Columbia and has a MSc with distinction from the University of Manchester (UK).

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