Catalysing liquidity

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is turning to structured credit to help private companies in developing countries gain better access to international funding. Jayne Jung talks to Lee Meddin, deputy treasurer and head of structured credit at the private arm of the World Bank group, about the initiative


Private companies in developing countries have always found it hard to get access to international financing. In an effort to help solve this problem, the Washington, DC-based International Finance Corporation (IFC) has embraced structured products as a means to generate liquidity for lesser-known corporates.

Traditionally, the IFC's financing activities had a 75% loans/5% equity mix, says Lee Meddin, deputy treasurer and head of structured credit, at the private arm of the World Bank group. But

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