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(POSTPONED) ANDE Investment Manager Training - Guatemala, City Central America
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6/8/2020 to 6/12/2020
When: We are evaluating whether it can be done in the last months of the year
Where: TBD
Contact: Evelyn Hernandez

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Investment Manager Training (IMT) Guatemala, City

June 8-12, 2020 

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. Here you can find a list of past participants in 2017-2018.



Cost to Participate:

The cost for the course is given below. This will cover the five days of training, all course materials, snacks, lunches, a welcome dinner on Monday night, an investor cocktail during the week (we'll let you know which day). Participants are responsible for their own travel, lodging, and dinner (apart from the first night).


Early Bird Registration 
( Feb 18 - April 10 )

Regular Registration
( April 11 - May 25 )

ANDE Members US $1,200

US $ 1,500

Non-ANDE Member

US $1,600

US $ 1,900

AIIMx and PiiC Members

 US $ 1,550 US $ 1,550 

**You will be asked for credit card information in order to complete your registration. 

*** Note on Coronavirus precautions ***

The plans for the Investment Manager Training (IMT) are well underway, and ANDE looks forward to hosting you here in Guatemala, City this June. The health and safety of our staff and participants is our highest priority. We are therefore actively monitoring both government and multilateral guidance on the recent outbreak of coronavirus as well as the best practices of other convening organizations regarding events. ANDE plans to move forward with this event based on current information. If the situation changes and we cannot host this event safely, we will keep you informed. If the event is ultimately postponed, we will refund or transfer your registration fee to a future ANDE event; please note we will not be able to refund travel expenses. In the meantime, we encourage you to follow recommended prevention techniques. Please contact Monica Ducoing or Evelyn Hernandez with any questions.

About the Instructor: 

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 and recently co-authored a chapter on equity investing in New Frontiers of Philanthropy (Oxford Press-2014). He is now pioneering a new investment vehicle – the Demand Dividend - that presents investors with a ‘structured exit’ alternative to equity.  In addition, he is co-founder and Director 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.  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 still serves on the UCLA Sciences Board of Visitors. Other recent advisory committees include the World Economic Forum, and HUB Ventures.  He is a nationally accredited soccer coach, an avid skier and sailor.


Past Participant Feedback 

"The IMT helped us re-think our own processes as accelerator; second, as an organization providing pipeline to impact investors, it allowed us to understand much better the way we should understand and communicate both financial/performance/impact metrics the way those investors are used to; c) by helping us make a deeper understanding of what the impact investment industry looks like so we can honestly assess if that is a business our organization could have the capabilities to run on the short term an impact investment fund."  Jose Medina, Unreasonable Mexico, IMT Colombia 2019


“The ANDE investment manager training is an intensive journey through the entire investment process. A practical framework to navigate the complexity of investing in small and growing impact businesses. People always make the difference and a highlight is working on real investment cases with the really inspiring peer group that ANDE attracts. You will leave more informed and with a greater sensibility for what it takes to make good investment decisions in often challenging environments.” - Zamir Wiget, Head WWF Impact Ventures – Bangkok, Thailand, 2018


“Impact investing is a growing industry and it is important to provide people with the resources they require. In order for the field to continue to advance, we need more programs like ... the ANDE Investment Manager Training to prepare the next generation of impact investors.” - Isaac Gross, Capria - Brazil 2015


"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


“This course is both a fantastic introduction for those new to the space and a great refresher for those looking to hone their skills in impact investment management. The lectures are helpful and are complemented by active class participation through which you can learn a great deal from your colleagues working in the sector. Furthermore, you get to further strengthen your ties to this inspiring and collaborative community!” - Katherine Fackler, Pact Ventures- Washington DC, 2018


For more information please contact ANDE CAM Team: 

Monica Ducoing 

Evelyn Hernandez