BlueOrchard Impact Bond Fund exceeds USD 300 million mark

19/06/2019 News Releases

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Zurich, 19 June 2019 – Since start of fundraising in December 2018, the BlueOrchard Emerging Markets SDG Impact Bond Fund (the “fund”) has seen strong growth and exceeded the USD 300 million mark. The UCITS compliant fund is designed for institutional and retail investors that seek a liquid impact investing solution.

The fund has been able to collect over USD 300 million since fundraising started in December 2018. This milestone underlines investor demand for investment vehicles that combine financial returns and impact with liquidity and reflects BlueOrchard’s 20 years track record of delivering both strong financial results and positive social and environmental impact. The investment strategy builds on BlueOrchard’s local presence and longstanding expertise in emerging and frontier market investing.

The fund invests in bonds from corporations and financial institutions in emerging and frontier markets that finance or engage in impact and climate-smart activities which advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The fund contributes to closing the annual SDGs investment gap of USD 2.5 trillion in developing countries.

Patrick Scheurle, CEO of BlueOrchard said: “Meeting this milestone within such a short time has exceeded our expectations. We are very pleased with the investor response to our liquid UCITS impact strategy. This reflects that the fund presents an excellent opportunity for investors to further engage in key emerging markets while making an impact.”

“As a company founded by initiative of the UN, we are extremely proud to have launched a fund that contributes to the SDGs in emerging markets while simultaneously addressing the needs of investors,” said Peter A. Fanconi, BlueOrchard’s Chairman of the Board.

The fund, registered in Luxembourg and managed by BlueOrchard is accessible to institutional and retail investors with a variety of share classes in different currencies to suit investor requirements. The fund is managed by an experienced team with a long track record of successful debt investments in emerging and frontier markets.

 

About BlueOrchard Finance Ltd

BlueOrchard is a leading global impact investment manager. The firm is dedicated to fostering inclusive and climate-smart growth, while providing attractive returns for investors. BlueOrchard was founded in 2001, by initiative of the UN, as the world’s first commercial manager of microfinance debt investments. Today, BlueOrchard provides investors around the world with premium investment solutions, including credit, private equity, and sustainable infrastructure. Being an expert in innovative blended finance mandates, the firm is a trusted partner of leading global development finance institutions. With a major global presence and offices on four continents, BlueOrchard has invested to date more than USD 6bn across 80 emerging and frontier markets, enabling tangible social and environmental impact. BlueOrchard is a licensed Swiss asset manager of collective investment schemes authorized by FINMA. Its Luxembourg entity, BlueOrchard Asset Management S.A., is a licensed UCITS management company as well as a licensed alternative investment fund manager (AIFM) authorized by CSSF. For additional information, please visit: www.blueorchard.com.

For further information, please contact:

Tahmina Theis
+41 22 596 47 69
tahmina.theis@blueorchard.com
www.blueorchard.com

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