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ANDE Investment Manager Training - Washington, DC 2019
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The ANDE Investment Manager Training is an intensive five day course which covers all aspects of investing in small and growing businesses (SGBs) – from deal sourcing and due diligence to exit strategies.

11/18/2019 to 11/22/2019
When: November 18 - 22
8 am - 5 pm
Where: The Aspen Institute
2300 N Street, NW
Suite 700
Washington, District of Columbia  20037
United States
Contact: Kara Gordon

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ANDE Investment Manager Training

18 November - 22 November, 2019
Washington, DC

The ANDE Investment Manager Training is an intensive five day course which covers all aspects of investing in small and growing business (SGBs) – from deal sourcing and due diligence to exit strategies. The course will focus on deals across emerging markets, with reference to global case studies.  

This five day course is based largely on actual deals made by ANDE members and is designed to be highly interactive and participatory. It will also focus on the social and environmental impact of investing at this level and how that affects the investment process. This is the only course of its kind that focuses on both investing in emerging and developing markets and impact investing.

If you are interested in gaining additional knowledge on investing in early stage deals in emerging markets from some of the leaders in the field, then this is the course for you.

See the sample agenda here.

Who Should Attend:
The training is primarily targeted at those who are directly responsible for investment and portfolio management or capacity development providers who work closely with investment managers and/or with entrepreneurs seeking investment. Participants should be mid-level and have a good understanding of basic financial and accounting concepts, including internal rates of return and discounted cash flows.

Cost to Participate:
The cost for the course is given below. This will cover the five days of training, breaks, breakfasts, lunches, a welcome dinner on Monday night, and all course materials. Participants are responsible for their own travel, lodging, and dinner (apart from the first night).

Early Bird Registration - only open to ANDE members
(August 12 - 19)

Regular Registration
(Opens August 20) 

ANDE Member* US $1,700 US $1,900

Non-ANDE Member


Early bird registration is only open to ANDE members.**

**Members of select 
sector associations are eligible for an early bird discount, please email for more information. 

US $2,800

You will be asked for credit card information in order to complete your registration. Registration is non-refundable.

*Please note: ANDE members must be signed in to receive the member rate. If you are not signed in, you will be charged the non-member rate!

John Kohler  
Executive Fellow and Director, Financial Innovation Programs
Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship
Santa Clara University

For the past several years, John has been Director of Impact Capital at Santa Clara’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship and has also been a mentor to social entrepreneurs at the Global Social Benefit Accelerator.  In 2011 he authored a report on impact investing entitled Coordinating Impact Capital: a New Approach to Investing in Small and Growing Businesses, co-authored a chapter on equity investing in New Frontiers of Philanthropy (Oxford Press-2014), and recently published a study on Total Portfolio Activation for Impact (Miller Center-2016).  He is now pioneering a new investment vehicle – the Variable Payment Obligation - that presents investors with a ‘structured exit’ alternative to equity.  In addition, he is co-founder of Toniic, a syndication network of impact investors. John manages investments through Redleaf Venture Management, a venture capital operating company founded in 1993.  John's earlier background includes twenty years of executive level positions at Hewlett Packard, Silicon Graphics, Convergent Technologies and Unisys.  He was one of the founding executives at Netscape Communications. He led investments at AdRelevance (JMXI), Mosaic Communications (TWX), NetGravity (DCLK), RedCreek Communications (SNWL), and Wireless Online.  John serves as a board member at PACT, an NGO based in Washington D.C., and on Pact’s microfinance company in Myanmar.  He received his bachelor’s degree concentrating in international economics from UCLA and completed executive programs at Wharton and Stanford business schools. Over the last 15 years, he was a managing member of the UCLA Venture Capital Fund and currently advises ACDI/VOCA’s impact fund and USAID. Other recent advisory roles include the Vatican Impact Investing Conference and Catholic Relief Services.  He is a nationally accredited soccer coach, an avid skier and sailor.

Past Participant Feedback:

"I found the ANDE Investment Manager Training incredibly helpful as a manager focused on direct investments. The course was practical and I came away with specific tools I can use to become a better investor. It was amazing to be in a room with like-minded individuals focused on SGBs in emerging markets. I learned a lot from my peers and am grateful for the network." - Danielle Gibbie, DKM Foundation (Washington DC, 2017)

"The ANDE Investment Manager Training was so engaging! I learned so much about how a fund operates, from sourcing to evaluating to adding value." - Stephanie Kimber, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia (Washington DC, 2017)

For all questions related to the training, please write to Kara Gordon.