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16/09/2019 | News
BlueOrchard Investor Field Trip to India
Upcoming
10/11/2019 — 13/11/2019 Delhi, India

Preliminary Program 10-13 November 2019 Sunday Departure from European cities and arrival in Delhi Monday Introduction to the impact investing industry and BlueOrchard Head office meetings with governmental body/financial regulator, microfinance institutions and SME lenders Tuesday Travel to Noida,

12/09/2019 | News
BlueOrchard déjeuner thématique à Paris
Past Event
12/09/2019 — 12/09/2019 14 rue Favart, Paris

L’Afrique – Au Coeur de la Révolution Digitale

09/09/2019 | News
Citywire Asia
Japan-backed women’s microfinance fund doubles in size

BlueOrchard Finance is expanding its Asia-focused women empowerment fund to address the significant gap of financing women in the region. Learn more here.

05/09/2019 | News Releases
Expansion of prestigious women empowerment fund

News release Tokyo/Zurich, 5 September 2019 – Swiss based impact investor BlueOrchard Finance (“BlueOrchard”) is pleased to announce the expansion of the Japan ASEAN Women Empowerment Fund (“JAWEF”). Following the success of JAWEF, the fund will be increased to USD 241 million to address t

03/09/2019 | News
Financial Times
Schroders’ deal opens way for more M&A in impact investing

Large asset managers wishing to enter the field will look to acquire resources, says expert. Read the full article here.

27/08/2019 | News
Global Investor
Made in Africa – Freihandelsabkommen bietet Chancen für kleine Unternehmen

Abseits des Rampenlichts von weltwirtschaftlich prominenten Themen wie Brexit und Handelskonflikt haben 54 von 55 afrikanischen Ländern ein Freihandelsabkommen ratifiziert. Lesen Sie den vollen Artikel hier.

23/08/2019 | Videos
SRF interview with BlueOrchard’s CIO, Maria Teresa Zappia, on Microfinance in Emerging and Frontier Markets

In an interview with SRF’s Patrizia Laeri, Maria Teresa Zappia talks about microfinance in emerging and frontier markets and the role of female micro-entrepreneurs.

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23/08/2019 | Blog
Interview with REGIC’s MD: Benjamin Agili

Benjamin, what is REGIC’s story? Benjamin: Royal Exchange General Insurance Company Limited (REGIC) is a subsidiary of Royal Exchange Plc, which was established in 1918 and is Nigeria’s first insurance company. Our mission is to attain leadership in the financial sector and provide the highest q

20/08/2019 | News
BlueOrchard Breakfast Event Zurich
Past Event
18/09/2019 — 18/09/2019 Brasserie Schiller Zurich

Private Equity @ BlueOrchard – Upgrading Ag-Businesses in Emerging Markets

20/08/2019 | News
BlueOrchard Breakfast Event Geneva
Past Event
19/09/2019 — 19/09/2019 Brasserie Da Matteo

Private Equity @ BlueOrchard – Upgrading Ag-Businesses in Emerging Markets

16/08/2019 | News
ARD Börse
Mikrofinanzfonds: Ernsthafte Anlagealternative?

Entwicklungshilfe leisten und dabei Rendite per Investmentfonds erzielen: Die Idee hinter der inzwischen wachsenden Fonds-Kategorie spricht immer mehr Privatanleger an. Lesen Sie den vollen Artikel hier.

16/08/2019 | Events
The threats and opportunities for our ocean at westsea week
Past Event
08/08/2019 — 08/08/2019 Kyrkan på Käringön, Orust (Church on Käringön, Orust), Sweden

Our Head of Business Development Nordics, Shawn Westcott speaks at the Westsea Week in Sweden. The Westsea week is an event focused on discussing, educating about and interacting with our ocean. It will run between 3-11th of August and is hosted both by local Swedish actors such as local harbors and

16/08/2019 | Events
ILO and IIF partnered up for 2019’s Impact Insurance Academy
Past Event

The BlueOrchard managed InsuResilience Investment Fund (IIF) is a proud sponsor of ILO’s 2019’s Impact Insurance Academy. The weeklong training took place in Turin, Italy, in the second half of July. IIF sponsored the participation of 8 IIF investees from across the continents: Ecuador, Nigeria,

16/08/2019 | News
The Asset ESG Forum
Impact investment a flight to safety while doing good

Zurich-based impact investor BlueOrchard sells majority stake to Schroders as its investments offer a stable shelter from market volatility. Read the full article here

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15/08/2019 | Eastern Europe & Caucasus
#This is my story

My name is Umirzoqov Utkirbek. I am 38 years old and I live with my lovely family in the city of Andijan. In order to expand my business I needed additional working capital. Fortunately, JSCB Hamkorbank (Uzbekistani MFI) agreed to provide me with a loan for the purchase of polystyrene pipes and sani

#BOFaces Anali
08/08/2019 | Blog
#BOFaces – Meet Anali

Have you ever wondered who the people behind BlueOrchard are? As part of our #BOFaces series, we are happy to introduce Anali Oda, Investment Officer at our Lima office. We have interviewed Anali to better understand what drives her and why she enjoys working in the impact investing industry. A

30/07/2019 | Videos
BlueOrchard’s CEO, Patrick Scheurle, on the firm’s activities and investors’ growing demand for impact investments

In an interview with CNNMoney Switzerland’s Olivia Chang, Patrick Scheurle talks about BlueOrchard’s partnership with Schroders, the firm’s activities in the areas of microfinance and impact investing, and the growing demand from investors for impact investments.

26/07/2019 | Media Coverage
The New York Times
Asset Manager Schroders Acquires Majority Stake in BlueOrchard

(Reuters) – British asset manager Schroders Plc said on Friday it has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Swiss impact investor BlueOrchard Finance Ltd for an undisclosed sum.

26/07/2019 | Media Coverage
Financial Times
Schroders buys majority stake in BlueOrchard

Schroders has become the first large European fund group to place a sizeable bet on the “impact investing” market after buying a majority stake in BlueOrchard Finance in a deal valuing the specialist boutique at more than £100m.

26/07/2019 | News Releases
Schroders acquires majority stake in leading impact investor BlueOrchard

Further accelerates growth in private assets and impact investing in emerging markets News release London/Zurich, 26 July 2019 – Schroders and BlueOrchard Finance Limited (“BlueOrchard”) today announce that they have entered into an agreement under which Schroders will acquire a majority s