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25/02/2021 | Blog
#BOFaces – Meet Sevara

The #BOFaces series introduced you to the people making up BlueOrchard’s dedicated team, spread out across our international offices. This week, we had the pleasure of speaking with Sevara Mukhamet-Alieva, our Eurosasia Regional Director in Private Debt based in the Tbilisi office. We took thi

24/02/2021 | Blog
This is My Story – Jemal Bigvava

2021 is a very special year for BlueOrchard as we celebrate our 20th anniversary. Throughout 2021 we will be sharing with you some of the encouraging entrepreneurial stories, personal dreams, and insights into the lives of families around the globe who are struggling and fighting against adversity e

18/02/2021 | Blog
Infrastructure key driver of sustainable growth in emerging markets

Zurich, 18 February 2021 – The impact of the Covid 19 pandemic is also noticeable in some infrastructure sectors in developing countries. However, megatrends such as the energy transition, urbanisation and digitalisation are here to stay and will further materialize in infrastructure investments.

16/02/2021 | Blog
Infrastructure Investments – Interview with Gianfranco Saladino

Gianfranco Saladino, Head of Sustainable Infrastructure Investments at BlueOrchard spoke with the German business magazine Intelligent Investors about the relevance of infrastructure investments moving forward. Investors sometimes find it difficult to decide where to invest their money right now. Wh

09/02/2021 | Blog
Blended Finance in Unprecedented Times

Blended Finance in Unprecedented Times. Written by Maria Teresa Zappia and Valerie Harrington. The Covid-19 pandemic has the potential to exceed even the 2008 Financial Crisis in regard to economic consequences on all sectors of the real economy. However, no matter how broad the impact of this crisi

03/02/2021 | Latin America
This is My Story – César Julio Salirosas Pacheco

2021 is a very special year for BlueOrchard as we celebrate our 20th anniversary. Throughout 2021 we will be sharing with you some of the encouraging entrepreneurial stories, personal dreams, and insights into the lives of families around the globe who are struggling and fighting against adversity e

22/01/2021 | Covid-19
Outlook 2021: Impact Investing in Emerging Markets

How emerging markets fared through the pandemic and what to expect in 2021. Emerging markets ultimately fared better than many feared through the Covid-19 pandemic. The initial concerns were that, combined, the hit to trade and tourism, weaker commodity prices and slowing foreign direct investment (

07/01/2021 | Blog
#BOFaces – Meet Anvar

The #BOFaces series introduced you to the people making up BlueOrchard’s dedicated team, spread out across our international offices. This week, we had the pleasure of speaking with Anvar Mamarajabov, our Execution Team Lead in Risk, Legal & Compliance based in the Tbilisi office. We took

26/10/2020 | Covid-19
Insights from the investment team: From crisis management to growth

On a recent webinar, Sébastien Juhen, Lead Portfolio Manager for the BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund (BOMF) and Matthew Sparkes, Chief Risk Officer and General Counsel, shared an update on the current situation for microfinance investing in emerging markets. We also had the pleasure to welcome Arun N

29/09/2020 | Blog
#BOFaces – Meet Federica

Have you ever wondered who makes up the team behind BlueOrchard? This week, we had the opportunity to talk to Federica Gasparini, People & Development Manager since July 2019. As part of our #BOFaces series, we had the pleasure of learning more about Federica’s interests, hobbies, and passion

20/08/2020 | Covid-19
Insights from the investment team: Emerging Markets show resilience in uncertain times

On a recent webinar, Sébastien Juhen, Lead Portfolio Manager for the BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund (BOMF), and Matthew Sparkes, Chief Risk Officer and General Counsel, shared an update on the current situation for microfinance investing and their view on the current situation with the Covid-19 pand

07/08/2020 | Blog
#BOFaces – Meet Vakho

Have you ever wondered who the people behind BlueOrchard are? As part of our #BOFaces series, we are happy to introduce Vakho Nasaridze, Product Management Officer in BlueOrchard Luxembourg office. We have interviewed Vakho to better understand what drives him and why he enjoys working in the

25/06/2020 | Covid-19
Insights from the investment team: a cautious return to normality for the microfinance sector

On a recent webinar, Sébastien Juhen, Lead Portfolio Manager for the BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund (BOMF), Matthew Sparkes, Chief Risk Officer and General Counsel, and Normunds Mizis, Chief Credit Officer, shared an update on the current situation for microfinance investing and their cautious optim

11/06/2020 | Covid-19
BlueOrchard Expands its Technical Assistance Offering

Impact investors play a crucial role in responding to the Covid-19 through the provision of liquidity and response to urgent needs. A broad impact investment response to the pandemic will help build the resilience of microfinance institutions (MFIs) and contribute to the recovery process across the

09/06/2020 | Blog
Growing Impact: New Insights into the Practice of Impact Investing

BlueOrchard’s contribution to the International Financial Corporation 2020 report on impact investing, a case study on Operating Principle 5. Written by Maria Teresa Zappia, Valerie Harrington, and Kathryn Sutton. After almost 20 years of proven track record and growth, BlueOrchard is a living

09/06/2020 | Blog
#BOFaces – Meet Lado

Have you ever wondered who the people behind BlueOrchard are? As part of our #BOFaces series, we are happy to introduce Lado Jobava, Investment Associate at BlueOrchard in Georgia. We have interviewed Lado to better understand what drives him and why he enjoys working in the impact investing ind

27/05/2020 | Blog
Why pension funds should consider impact investing

BlueOrchard Chief Executive, Philipp Müller, explains why pension funds should consider impact investing and how it can meet their growing appetite for integrating sustainability into their portfolios. The current market environment poses significant challenges for institutional investors, particul

18/05/2020 | Covid-19
Blended Finance: Today and Tomorrow

BlueOrchard Chief Impact & Blended Finance Officer, Maria Teresa Zappia and Valerie Harrington, Associate Fund Manager, explain the state of blended finance, and the role it has to play in times of market turmoil.  Taking a ‘blended’ approach to development finance has been on the rise sinc

14/05/2020 | Blog
#BOFaces – Meet Nino

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

07/05/2020 | Covid-19
Insights from the investment team: The impact of Covid-19 for microfinance investing

On a recent webinar, Sebastien Juhen, Lead Portfolio Manager for the BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund and Matthew Sparkes, Chief Risk Officer and General Counsel, shared their views on the implications of the current Covid-19 pandemic for microfinance investing. They also discussed insights from the in