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LFS Financial Systems GmbH (LFS) is an advisory and management firm based in Berlin, Germany. LFS specialises in banking and financial sector projects in developing and transition countries. Our particular focus is on micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) finance. Starting as a consulting firm, LFS is today also a manager of and investor in MSME finance. This is accomplished through our participation in Access Microfinance Holding AG (AccessHolding).

  • Management: LFS is owned and managed by three Managing Directors: Dr. Bernd Zattler, Dan Balke and Thomas Engelhardt.
     
  • Senior Staff: LFS primarily works with permanent staff. LFS staff is specialised in banking with relevant project and work experience in all countries. Currently, LFS counts on an international team of about 80 permanent employees. 
     
  • Business Partners: The most important business partners of LFS are AccessHolding as well as clients of LFS.  Our main clients are the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the German KfW Development Bank, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
     
  • Central Support Functions: LFS has established central support functions at head office. These functions support the LFS consultants in the field, the AccessHolding network banks as well as LFS' client banks and MFIs.