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The growth equity impact investor has exited Ummeed Housing Finance.
The firm has tweaked the branding compared with its previous fund, but the investment thesis remains the same, according to head of private equity impact Rekha Unnithan.
Yalin Karadogan, LeapFrog Investments
The firm is no longer looking for new LPs for its $1bn target flagship product, said global head of investor solutions Yalin Karadogan.
Greg Shell, Goldman Sachs Asset Management
Greg Shell, head of the inclusive growth strategy at Goldman Sachs AM, argues that social impact can deliver ‘premium investment returns’.
Aurin Bhattacharjee and Jamison Hill will work on education and financial inclusion themes within GSAM’s sustainable investment group, which manages the $1.6bn Horizon impact fund.
There are signs that workers are more often figuring into value creation plans as GPs explore shared ownership models.
Creation’s fifth fund, a private equity strategy ‘improving the lives of the unbanked and underbanked across emerging markets’, has closed at $270m.
BlueOrchard’s InsuResilience Fund II, targeting $100m, is anchored by German bank KfW.
The former Federal Reserve vice chair will help LeapFrog identify ‘like-minded investors’, while a new head of impact has also been hired.
As LeapFrog launches Fund IV, the seasoned impact firm is sticking with its financial inclusion strategy in an age of climate mega-funds. Co-founder and CEO Andy Kuper tells New Private Markets why.

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