Oikocredit’s decentralised and co-operative structure extends from our international office in Amersfoort, the Netherlands to nearly 70 countries around the globe.
Where We Are
Capital Raising Activities (inflow)
We focus our inflow capital-raising operations and offices in 13 countries around Europe and North America. These local teams and member support associations (SAs) are supported by central investor relations, legal, compliance and finance departments based at Oikocredit International, Amersfoort, the Netherlands.
Across the capital-raising operations we have approximately 53,000 investors holding investments of over €1 billion (our development finance portfolio). The net capital raised per annum is c. €1 million. Our investor base predominantly comprises individuals (retail and HNWi). We also have 6000 valued institutional investors including 575 shareholder-members of the Oikocredit co-operative.
Oikocredit UK & Ireland
The UK capital-raising operation was launched in 2007 and began covering the Republic of Ireland in 2009. Oikocredit UK and Ireland have around 1300 investors holding investments worth c. €20 million. We currently raise net capital of c. €4 million per annum in the UK and Ireland. The local investor base comprises retail and HNWi investors as well as 100 institutional investors including 20 shareholder members of the co-operative (e.g. the Council for World Mission, Church of Scotland and the Scottish Episcopal Church).
The UK office is based in south-west London and is led by National Director, Monica Middleton, and Client and Office Executive, Archie Pearson. We are advised by legal, compliance and audit teams at Oikocredit International and by Wrigleys Solicitors LLP in the UK who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
Capital Placement Activities (outflow)
We have 36 local and regional offices placing our investors' capital to impact communities in Africa, Asia, Latin America and central & eastern Europe. These locally-recruited teams are supported by central risk, equity, credit, agriculture, renewable energy, finance, legal, capacity-building and social performance teams based at Oikocredit International, the Netherlands.
These outflow offices are focused on finding, selecting and managing investments and capacity-building projects with our 800 social enterprise partners. They are staffed by local financial and impact experts who work with partners to research and monitor the projects and people who benefit from our financial and technical support.