Portico Advisers is a research-based advisory firm that is dedicated to closing the finance gap through the creation and dissemination of knowledge.

Though the world is awash in capital, a variety of bottlenecks inhibit its flow to productive users of financing—particularly in markets where capital is a relatively scarce factor of production. Portico exists to help fund managers close on capital commitments quickly, and to inform institutional investors and societal stakeholders of long-term investment opportunities in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. In doing so, we help expand small and mid-sized businesses’ access to risk capital, which we believe contributes to a more prosperous and peaceful world.

Portico is a values-driven organization. We invite you to read more about our ethos.


Mike Casey is the Founder and Managing Director of Portico Advisers, LLC.

Before creating Portico, Mike co-founded the consulting services business unit at the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA). During this period, he undertook engagements for firms stewarding more than $50B in AUM, including proprietary work for some of the largest and most successful fund managers active in emerging markets.

Previously, Mike advised private equity, sovereign wealth, hedge fund, and corporate clients on investments in more than 20 countries. He started his career working on strategy at the U.S. Department of Defense.

Mike frequently speaks on emerging markets, private capital, and economic development at international conferences, including the United Nations African Development Forum, IFC’s Global Private Equity Conference in association with EMPEA, AVCJ, and SuperReturn. His articles and interviews have appeared in The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Fast Company, and International Financial Law Review, among other outlets.

Mike holds an MA in International Economics and International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

Mike blogs at www.caseyjr.org.

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