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30 Oct 19

What is leverage in blended finance?

Our Manager Aakif Merchant explains the importance of leverage ratios, which tell us how successful a blended finance transaction has been in terms of crowding in commercial money.

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Aakif Merchant

As an Associate Director at Convergence, Aakif is responsible for capacity building among clients from public, private to philanthropic organizations. Aakif brings over 6 years of experience as a management consultant having most recently served as Principal of the NeXus Consulting Group, where he spearheaded business development and project execution across a variety of sectors including international development and retail. Aakif has also worked at Dasra, India’s leading strategic philanthropy foundation, L.E.K Consulting in New York and as a legislative and economic advisor for the Parliament of India. Aakif holds an M.B.A. from the University of Toronto and a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from The George Washington University in Washington D.C.

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