The Center for Microfinance (CMF) is the center of excellence in applied research, advisory services, teaching and executive training on microfinance at the University of Zurich’s Department of Banking and Finance. Our aim is to improve the knowledge on the mechanisms of microfinance and to contribute to a maintained quality of microfinance investments. The Center aims to close knowledge gaps between the microfinance industry, academic research, and private and institutional investors. Being embedded in a leading research institution and at the same time close to global microfinance investment market leaders and investors, the Center for Microfinance combines independent research with responsiveness to the latest trends in the microfinance industry. The CMF investigates the financial and social performance of microfinance institutions and intends to strengthen the relationship between investors, financial markets and the microfinance industry.