Loïc De Cannière joined Incofin Investment Management as CEO in 2001.
He successfully restructured and grew the fund management company into one of the larger microfinance and impact investment fund management companies, with a very strong focus on balancing financial and social returns. Today, Incofin IM manages combined total assets of 500 M USD. Incofin IM’s flagship funds are Rural Impulse Fund I & II, which are focusing on investments in rural microfinance institutions. Incofin IM’s investor base comprises large private institutional investors and development finance institutions. Incofin IM has a team of 36 dedicated professionals and has offices in Belgium (Antwerp), Colombia (Bogota), India (Chennai) and Kenya (Nairobi).
Recently, Incofin IM launched “Fairtrade Access Fund”, an impact investment fund providing finance to Fairtrade labelled producers organisations worldwide.
He actively promotes the inclusion of social performance parameters into microfinance and impact investments, by participating in the PIIF Steering Committee and by adhering to other initiatives, such as the Social Performance Task Force.
Before he joined Incofin, Loïc De Cannière was responsible for structured finance at the DEME Group, where he structured large port and environmental projects in Tunisia, Ghana, Nigeria, Qatar, India, Bangladesh and Taiwan. Loïc De Cannière studied economics and philosophy at the Universities of Louvain (Belgium) and Munich (Germany).