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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.


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.

The Ilu Women’s Empowerment Fund is now closed to new investors

New funds coming to market in 2022. Please check this page again soon

Please submit your contact information and we will let you know when new funds are available

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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:

  • 130,000 micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) clients have received health care services in the past 12 months.
  • 117,000 MSME clients have received financial or literacy training in the last 12 months.
  • Projects will generate 397 GWh per year, enough to power 95,000 households while displacing 211,000 tons of GHGs, equivalent to taking 46,000 cars off the road.
  • 224,000 women clients (81% of total)
  • 1,360 full-time jobs for women (49% of total)

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.”


  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.”

    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”

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It is EASY to get started making an impact!

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Magali Lamyin, Director of Communications and Development for Deetken Impact


Director of Communications and Development


Magali brings extensive market intelligence, business development and marketing experience from her work at the Central Bank of Mexico, the Canadian Institute for Market Intelligence, and the IESE-PWC e-Business Centre in Barcelona. She also co-led national marketing campaigns for businesses in the hospitality and early childhood education sectors for almost a decade before joining Deetken. In her current role, she is responsible for leading Deetken Impact’s communications, marketing and branding strategy. She is also involved in the due diligence process for project selection with an emphasis in Mexico.

Magali holds a BA in Economics from Mexico's ITAM and a Master's degree in Economics from the University of British Columbia.

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Jose Lamyin, Managing Partner Deetken Impact


Managing Partner


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, Managing Partner Deetken Impact


Managing Partner


Alexa is responsible for finance, operations and investor relations at Deetken Impact. She 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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Fernando Alvarado, Head of Deetken Impact Sustainable Energy



Honduras Renewable Energy Managers (HREM) and Caribbean Renewable Energy Managers (CAREM)


Fernando Alvarado leads the General Partner and Investment Advisor of two clean energy and energy efficiency project finance and venture capital funds: Honduras Renewable Energy Financing Facility (H-REFF) and Caribbean Basin Sustainable Energy Fund (CABEF), which he structured and runs with a combined target capitalization of $100m.

Development Investment Banker with 28 years of international credit and investment experience and 18 years of direct experience assessing diversified renewable energy portfolios in Latin America & the Caribbean. He has participated in more than 50 syndicated credit and investment transactions for renewable energy projects in excess of $250 MM. He led the creation, structuring, fundraising, legal closing and portfolio construction of several specialized renewable energy funds.

Costa Rican, based in San Jose, Mr. Alvarado has an MBA in Banking and Finance cum laude from Universidad de Costa Rica.

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Carl Black, Portfolio Manager Deetken Impact


Portfolio Manager


Carl is a Portfolio Manager with Deetken Impact focused on analyzing and working with MSMEs, social enterprises, and renewable energy developers in Latin America and the Caribbean. His main responsibilities include supporting business development, managing technical assistance projects, leading investment due diligence, and monitoring portfolio performance. Prior to joining Deetken Impact, Carl worked for five years as a consultant, advising public sector clients an non profits in Canada and financial services companies in Latin America. He started his career at the Bank of Canada, where he researched 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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Cristobal Aguirre, Investment Analyst at Deetken Impact


Investment Analyst


Cristobal has over 6 years of experience in the asset management industry, where his responsibilities have ranged from asset allocation and portfolio management to risk analysis and software development. Before relocating to Canada, Cristobal worked as a senior investment analyst in AFP Habitat—Chile’s largest pension fund—where he led the tactical asset allocation and macroeconomic research for emerging markets.

Cristobal is a CFA Charterholder, and completed a BA in Economics at Universidad de Chile.

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Chad Parsons, Senior Investment Analyst at Deetken Impact




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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