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OFFICE:FMA DEVEX Explainer: For SMEs, access to finance isn't the problem. Lending is.

Few people like talking — or reading — about regulation. It's boring.

While frequently mind numbing, if ignored, regulation can often lay waste to the best-laid plans, especially when it comes to accessing financing for small and medium-sized enterprises. As it stands, there are two regulatory challenges that are causing major headwinds for SME lending and capital formation: Basel III regulatory capital requirements and Know Your Client guidelines, which has severely impacted correspondent banking.

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OFFICE:FMA’s Steve Zausner in SSIR: "A Good Deal for Social Good."

I once had a venture capitalist tell me he’s a “value investor—just like Warren Buffett.” I thought it funny. Buffet—the Sage—tends to like companies with lots of tangible assets that can be bought for less than book value. This gentleman had just given close to a million dollars to a firm whose worldly possessions were four Macbooks and a couple of thousand lines of code. Upon further investigation, however, I learned what he meant: Like Buffet, he likes a good deal.

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