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World Bank

With 189 member countries, staff from more than 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries. The mission of World Bank Group centres on two overarching goals: To end extreme poverty, by reducing the share of the global population that lives in extreme poverty, and to promote shared prosperity, by increasing the incomes of the poorest 40% of people in every country

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United States

AUM ($B)

$31

Chief Investment Officer

Ivan Zelenko

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