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Prodigy Finance raises $240M to support the growing number of international students

Prodigy Finance - August 21, 2017

The United States hosted over a million international students during the 2015/2016 academic year – roughly double the number of students in 2004/2005. And, the figures continue to rise. An...

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No trade off impact financial returns in emerging markets

There is no trade-off between impact and financial returns in emerging markets

Juan Garcia Alvarez - July 27, 2017

Having recently spoken in the opening debate at the “Impact Investing in Emerging Markets - Capital Allocation for Sustainable Development” conference organised by Palladium, it’s clear there are...

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VIDEO: Dean of INSEAD shares how the university attracts top talent and maintains diversity on campus

Prodigy Finance - July 18, 2017

Business schools place a lot of emphasis on diversity. The cross-cultural experience isn’t just a value-add for many MBA programmes; it’s part of their core goal. While top schools are able to...

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VIDEO: INSEAD Dean talks about importance of alumni engagement

Prodigy Finance - January 24, 2017

When we talk about alumni engagement with the school, there are many different ways in which alumni can engage with the school. Some of them have engaged by being interviewers, mentors, employers...

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Managing risk

Managing default risk as Prodigy grows

Nikola van der Linde - February 10, 2015

Credit risk is synonymous with default risk. It is defined as the probability of suffering a financial loss due to a borrower’s failure to comply with their financial obligations. Credit Risk...

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Skilled labour

Delivering on Africa's promise by filling the skills gap

Charlotte Lau - May 17, 2013

The 23rd World Economic Forum on Africa convened last week at the Cape Town convention center, under the theme "Delivering on Africa's Promise." It was a platform for regional and global leaders...

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Where do our student borrowers come from? #emergingmarkets

Charlotte Lau - February 22, 2013

With co-founders from South Africa, Prodigy Finance has believed in the power of emerging markets from the start.So where do our student borrowers come from? Here are their top 20 countries of origin.

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Impact investing

Impact investing: the search for an ethical return

Prodigy Finance - February 07, 2013

Coinciding with a public indictment of the "big banks" has been a parallel movement towards impact investing, the practice of investing in alternative assets with socially beneficial returns as...

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