Investment Manager Training
March 21, 2022- March 25, 2022
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET
Washington DC, United States

The ANDE Investment Manager Training course is the only course of its kind which provides a comprehensive overview of investing in small and growing businesses.

Start Date March 21, 2022
End Date March 25, 2022
Time 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET
Location Washington DC, United States
ANDE Contact Mphatso Matenda

About the IMT

The ANDE Investment Manager Training course is the only course of its kind which provides a comprehensive overview of investing in small and growing businesses. The course is designed both for investment managers who are actively making investments in SGBs and capacity development providers who are working to support entrepreneurs through the investment process.

This five day course is based largely on actual deals made by ANDE members and is designed to be highly interactive and participatory. It will also focus on the social and environmental impact of investing at this level, and how that affects the investment process. This is the only course of its kind that focuses on both investing in emerging and developing markets and impact investing.

“This course tied together our knowledge of impact with the tools and skills needed on the financial/investment side. Very helpful. John is a great, engaging instructor.”

“This course dove into the complexities and nuances of impact investing and has helped shape my perspective to better do my job as an investment manager.”


If you are interested in gaining additional knowledge on investing in early stage deals in emerging markets from some of the leaders in the field, then this is the course for you.

About the trainer
John Kohler

For the past several years, John has been Director of Impact Capital at Santa Clara’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship and has also been a mentor to social entrepreneurs at the Global Social Benefit Accelerator. In 2011 he authored a report on impact investing entitled Coordinating Impact Capital: a New Approach to Investing in Small and Growing Businesses, co-authored a chapter on equity investing in New Frontiers of Philanthropy (Oxford Press-2014), and recently published a study on Total Portfolio Activation for Impact (Miller Center-2016). He is now pioneering a new investment vehicle – the Variable Payment Obligation – that presents investors with a ‘structured exit’ alternative to equity.

Special Note Concerning COVID-19

The Aspen Institute is monitoring the current COVID-19 outbreak and situation very carefully. Should we decide to cancel this event due to safety concerns of attendees and staff, all attendees will receive a full refund. We ask that as attendees book their airfare and accommodations, they book refundable or flexible options.

Aspen Institute COVID-19 Health & Safety Advisory

The Aspen Institute regards the health and safety of its staff and participants as our highest priority and is committed to doing its part to end the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is an explanation of the health and safety measures we currently are taking, as well as expectations for our event attendees, that are needed to minimize the risk of transmission or spread of COVID-19 and related variants. Please note that these protocols are subject to change, based on revised guidance from the CDC as this pandemic evolves, and/or from the local jurisdiction.

All attendees at Aspen Institute in-person events will be required to undergo COVID-19 rapid testing regardless of vaccination status on the first day of the event.  Additionally, attendees are required to show they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or, if they are exempt from this requirement (see below for allowable exemptions), take a COVID-19 rapid test daily and show a negative result before entry.

If you are not fully vaccinated, you may be exempted from the vaccination requirement, but only for the following reasons:

  • You have a disability, are pregnant or nursing, and/or have a medical condition which prevents you from getting vaccinated
  • You have objections to vaccination based on religious beliefs
  • You do not yet have access to the vaccine

Please note, if you test positive for COVID-19, you will not be allowed to attend or enter the event in-person or may be asked to leave if the event is in progress.  For more information, please see the Aspen Institute’s complete COVID-19 Health and Safety Advisory.

Mask Guidelines

Due to the nature of the omicron variant, even among fully vaccinated and boosted individuals, KN95 masks are required at all indoor events, regardless of location and vaccination status. The Institute will provide KN95 masks at entry. Masks are not required at outdoor events, or when eating or drinking.  Please note for the duration of the Investment Manager Training, all participants are required to wear a KN95 mask. 

Please note that registration is non-refundable except in cases of emergencies.