Helping the Poor Via the Capital Markets

Wine, Elizabeth
February 2005
Investment Dealers' Digest;2/28/2005, Vol. 71 Issue 8, p12
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the two new development programs, of the Wall Street, designed to help the world's poor which are starting to access the capital markets. The Wall Street is doing this in a bid to expand their investor base from a small group of wealthy philanthropists to the broader world of the average investor. So far, only one bulge-bracket bank, J.P. Morgan, is involved in the new trend. One of the new development programs is microfinance, the business of lending money to poor borrowers in the developing world so that they can start their own businesses.


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