03/07/2020 | Videos
BlueOrchard Market Update: Emerging Markets Impact Investing Q2 2020

In the second quarter, we saw the continuous effects of the coronavirus on markets with global GDP expected to decline -5.2% in 2020. On a positive note, we’ve seen a rebound in risk assets and an increase of optimism due to ease of lockdowns, medical developments, and stimulus measures. While 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

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

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

29/04/2020 | News Releases
Leading microfinance and impact fund managers have signed a MoU on debt refinancing coordination principles to support the sector during the Covid-19 pandemic

BlueOrchard, Developing World Markets, Incofin, Microvest, Oikocredit, responsAbility, Triodos IM, Triple Jump and Symbiotics have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for coordination in response to COVID-19. Together, these nine investment originators and fund managers in impact investing ha

31/03/2020 | News Releases
BlueOrchard invests in IFC’s Covid-19 social bond issuance

News release 31 March 2020 – The BlueOrchard UCITS Emerging Markets SDG Impact Bond Fund (IBF) has invested into a social bond from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), which is part of a collaborative response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The bond will support affected developing countries,

31/03/2020 | Covid-19
What does the Covid-19 pandemic mean for BlueOrchard’s investments?

Cases of the Covid-19 virus were first reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Despite some drastic measures by the Chinese authorities to prevent the spread of the infection, it has spread rapidly around the world. While highly contagious and difficult to contain, the majority of cases have been

18/03/2020 | Videos
BlueOrchard Market Update: Emerging Markets Impact Investing Q1 2020

In this market update video, Philipp Müller, Head of Investment Solutions at BlueOrchard talks about the effects of the Covid-19 outbreak for impact investments and what we can expect looking ahead to next quarter.

17/03/2020 | Covid-19
Cancellation: BlueOrchard Breakfast Events – March 2020

The situation around the novel coronavirus has been rapidly worsening over the past days and weeks. Given these recent developments and in the interests of all stakeholders, we will cancel the upcoming Breakfast events in Zurich on March 24th and Geneva on March 25th .   As we continue to navigate