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ProductIlu Women's Empowerment Fund (LP Units)

The Ilu Women’s Empowerment Fund is a Canadian investment fund focused on fixed income investments in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Fund delivers strong financial returns through its debt and mezzanine investments in a diversified portfolio of mid-cap companies with missions to promote women in leadership and governance, products and services that meet the needs of women and girls, gender-sensitive value chains, and workplace equity. The Ilu Fund LP Units have a 5-year term and a target yield of 6 to 7% in U.S. dollars. Deetken Impact, the fund manager, has a 10-year track record of delivering strong, stable returns to investors by investing in businesses that make a meaningful contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals. Deetken Impact is a Certified B Corporation, a member of the Responsible Investment Association (RIA) and was awarded 2017 Impact Investor of the Year by the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing.

Legal StructureLimited partnership
Asset ClassPrivate equity (mature stage)
Product StageExpansion
Product SeriesMultiple
Investment AvailabilityOpen
Product AUM$20-50M
Management Fee2
Expected Performance4-8 percent
Performance to DateAt expectation

Impact evidence typeOutput Data. Report a selection of relevant investee outputs consistent with impact goals
  • SDG 3 - Good health and well-being
  • SDG 4 – Quality Education
  • SDG 5 – Gender equality
  • SDG 7 – Affordable and clean energy
  • SDG 8 – Decent work and economic growth
Iris Environmental Objectives
  • Energy and fuel efficiency
  • Sustainable energy
Iris Target Groups
  • Minority populations
  • Other at-risk populations
Regions Invested In
  • Canada
  • United States
  • South and Central America

IssuerDeetken Impact
Address1755 West Broadway, Suite 501, Vancouver BC V6J 4S5
Telephone Number604-731-4424
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