• Who Are The Happiest People In The World?

    The United Nations passed a resolution declaring March 20, 2013 the first International Day of Happiness. The resolution recognized "happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings around the world and the
  • New END Fund website launched

    We are proud to announce the launch of the new END Fund website!  The END Fund is a collaboration between some of the most progressive philanthropists around the globe, coming together to form the world's first private initiative aimed at tackling
  • Legatum Fellows bring innovation to emerging markets

    For more than 150 years, MIT has been lauded for educating innovators and entrepreneurs. Many of these pioneers have launched their ventures in developed countries. But in recent years a new trend has emerged, as an increasing number of MIT
  • Social Impact Is Investing, Not Fundraising

    Susan Raymond, Ph.D. of Changing Our World Inc. outlined the arc of evolution in philanthropy. The first stage is when philanthropists talk about collaboratives. Donors understand they can never get to scale themselves, she said. An example of
  • Investor link-ups may represent new norm for owners

    The tie-up between Scorpio Tankers and Dubai fund outfit Legatum could provide a new model for cash-starved shipowners. A new way forward for at least some public shipowners starved of growth capital may be showing itself in the sort of link-up now
  • Ellen Agler, Chief Executive Officer of The END Fund, the worlds first private philanthropic initiative to combat the seven most common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Africa, announced today the official launch of The END Fund, as well as
  • Appointment of Ellen Agler as CEO of The END Fund

    Legatum has announced the appointment of Ellen Agler as Chief Executive Officer of The END Fund, the worlds first donor-advised fund dedicated to neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The END Fund is a joint collaboration between some of the worlds
  • MFI sector will take years to recover

    In an interview conducted by the Business Standard; Legatums managing director Philip Vassiliou says the industry will take years to recover even if a national microfinance law is introduced.  Read the following article below:
  • At 9.3 mn, a third of MFI borrowers are defaulters

    Almost one in every three borrowers did not repay loans to microfinance companies since the industry plunged into a crisis in October 2010. In absolute terms, close to 9.2 million customers (almost equal to Mumbais suburban population) have
  • Legatum Ventures has published a new white paper concerning the crisis in the Indian microfinance sector - Indian Microfinance: Looking Beyond the AP Act and its Devastating Impact on the Poor.  The paper documents the disastrous consequences of