What is the Investor Circle?

The Investor Circle (IC) is an initiative set up by DMA to better shape the future of investment in frontier markets and the global south.

This invitation-only group, delivers market-entry services and early intelligence on bankable projects, for frontier and emerging economies.

Why Investor Circle?

In short to do more for investment in emerging markets and the global south, better and faster.

The good will generated at DMA investment summits is vast but it's always a challenge to keep the conversation going and keep everyone focused between these summits.

In response the IC has been set up to continue these conversations year round, year after year leveraging the expertise and knowledge of our network to fully release the potential for investment.

Why I should join the IC?

As a patron of the Investor Circle (IC) you will get early access to key market intelligence, broaden your network of key government and industry players as well as being able to discuss with our team important issues and barriers to investment through our regular briefings and digital round tables.

DMA Investor Circle Benefits

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Early intelligence on bankable projects in emerging and frontier markets

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Qualified introductions to key actors within government and industry

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Regular briefings from countries, sub-national governments and industry on what’s next for them

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Invitations to regular, invitation-only IC round tables

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Shaping the direction of travel of the IC itself

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Seasonal updates on the investment landscape through the ‘Investor Circular’

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Inputting into the direction of DMA’s broader event programme

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Shaping how events are tailored to countries, regions, industry sectors and sub-sectors

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First refusal for one place for each organisation on each of our high-level trade missions

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Priority access to our partnership programme on which we’ll be releasing more formal details later in the year

Who is delivering the Investor Circle?

IC is being delivered by DMA, widely considered to be one of the world’s leading trade and investment promotion bodies for economies outside the G20.

We have spent the last 15 years building up a unique network of over 5000 institutional and private investors maintaining including the most senior decision makers and influencers in HMG, overseas governments, the private and third sectors.


summits, forums, round tables and investment missions


in new investment and capital flows


heads of state and cabinet ministers hosted

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Who can join?

Membership of the Investor Circle (IC) is by invitation only and is open to private, public and third sector partners. Invitations are issued based on the positive impact a member organisation might have on driving investment in frontier markets and the global south.

If you have a compelling case to join and have not received an invitation from us or would just like to find out more, we’re always available to talk.

How much does it cost?

Membership is £5,000 per annum per organisation for the private sector, the public sector is through invitation with third sector membership assessed on a case-by-case basis.

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