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Venture capital: the Female Fund targets ESG investments with female investors

2024-01-31 DELANO

Recently approved by the CSSF, the Female Fund, the first Luxembourg fund owned by women, has just been launched in Davos and is preparing to leave its mark on the year 2024. Its founder, Lovisa Löwenborg, tells us more.

Launched earlier this month at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Female Fund is the brainchild of Swedish real estate investor Lovisa Löwenborg, who wants to increase female presence in the financial market, encourage fund ownership by women and stimulate investment in women-led initiatives.

“Women want to make money while changing the world, and you can be sure that will happen if you invest in this fund,” says Lovisa.

Although the fund is primarily focused on the Scandinavian market, it also includes listed and unlisted stocks from around the world. Currently, the target audience is made up of professional investors, with a minimum entry ticket of €125,000.

“I would like to work with women who have experience in venture capital investments and see if the Female Fund can find a way to offer venture capital so that female entrepreneurs feel comfortable coming see the existing opportunities on the market,” explains the entrepreneur.

“A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE WORLD BY DIRECTING CAPITAL TOWARDS COMPANIES AND INITIATIVES CONTRIBUTING TO A MORE SUSTAINABLE AND SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE GLOBAL ECONOMY.”

In order to increase the diversity of profiles, the Female Fund is also launching a Swedish SPV targeting a group of 200 women, open to individual investors, with a minimum entry ticket of 20,000 SEK (around €1,800).

By increasing investment opportunities and access to property ownership for women, Lovisa hopes to not only address the gender disparity in the investment world, but also increase ESG investing, which women are more inclined to.

“This convergence with ESG values will have a positive impact on the world by directing capital towards companies and initiatives contributing to a more sustainable and socially responsible global economy,” says Lovisa.

With more than €5 billion in assets under management in regulated funds, Luxembourg is an optimal location to launch and develop a new fund. As co-founder of Women Invest in Real Estate ( WIRE INVEST ), a peer-to-peer learning and real estate investment platform with 650 investors, Lovisa is ready to put her skills to good use in the Grand Duchy.

This year’s goal is to create an initial group of women and close a first fund of 10 million euros, before starting investments in the second quarter.

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