News Releases

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

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

18/07/2019 | News Releases
InsuResilience Investment Fund acquires stake in Royal Exchange General Insurance Company

Zurich, 18 July 2019 – The InsuResilience Investment Fund, set up on behalf of the German government by KfW and managed by Swiss based Impact Investment Manager BlueOrchard Finance, will be acquiring a 39.25% stake in Lagos-based Royal Exchange General Insurance Company Limited. Royal Exchange Gen

11/07/2019 | News Releases
BlueOrchard reports strong performance in the first half of 2019

BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund (BOMF) exceeds USD 2 billion investment mark and delivers strong performance – world’s first and largest commercial impact fund dedicated to emerging and frontier markets BlueOrchard increased its outreach, providing access to financial and related services to an ad

19/06/2019 | News Releases
BlueOrchard Impact Bond Fund exceeds USD 300 million mark

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 i

24/05/2019 | News Releases
InsuResilience Investment Fund acquires stake in Agritask

Zurich, 24 May 2019 – The InsuResilience Investment Fund, set up on behalf of the German government by KfW Development Bank and managed by Swiss-based impact investment manager BlueOrchard Finance, will invest USD 6mn in Tel Aviv-based Agritask in the company’s largest financing round to date. A

15/04/2019 | News Releases
BlueOrchard partners with International Finance Corporation to promote industry best practices

News release Zurich, 15 April 2019 – Impact investment manager BlueOrchard Finance Ltd (“BlueOrchard”) announced today that the firm is among the first signatories to the Operating Principles for Impact Management (“the Principles”) – a market standard for impact investing initiated by t

22/01/2019 | News Releases
BlueOrchard reports strong performance and social outreach in 2018 – growth to continue in 2019

Further expansion of investor base, global presence and asset class offering Flagship fund among the best performing emerging market funds in 2018 Launch of UCITS Impact Bond Fund to address UN Sustainable Development Goals in emerging markets; Fund exceeds the USD 100m investment mark in less than

10/12/2018 | News Releases
BlueOrchard launches UCITS Impact Bond Fund to address UN Sustainable Development Goals in emerging markets

News release Zurich, 10 December 2018 – Swiss-based impact investment manager BlueOrchard Finance Ltd (“BlueOrchard”) has launched a UCITS-compliant Emerging Markets SDG Impact Bond Fund to grant retail and institutional investors access to a “liquid impact fund”. The Fund is designed for

03/12/2018 | News Releases
BlueOrchard acquires stake in social enterprise SustainCERT to support the mainstreaming of SDG impact certification

Zurich, 3 December 2018 – Impact investment manager BlueOrchard Finance Ltd (“BlueOrchard”) has acquired a minority stake in SustainCERT, a social enterprise committed to mainstreaming credible impact certification through user-centric, tech-driven solutions for sustainability-minded businesse

14/11/2018 | News Releases
BlueOrchard Impact Summit 2018: White Paper Explores Ways to Close the SDGs Investment Gap

News Release To successfully unlock private capital at scale, blended finance vehicles must be customized to meet the needs and expectations of private investors – Blended Finance 2.0 to play a key role in maximizing synergies between the public and private sector Private sector to urgently bu

08/10/2018 | News Releases
BlueOrchard Impact Summit 2018: How to overcome poverty and tackle climate change

News release BlueOrchard Impact Summit 2018: How to overcome poverty and tackle climate change Over 120 decision makers from around the world representing global institutions, academia as well as the public and private sector attended the two day event in Pontresina, Switzerland Impact investment op

20/09/2018 | News Releases
Prestigious education finance fund welcomes new public and private investors

  News release Zurich, 20 September 2018 – BlueOrchard Finance Ltd, a leading Swiss-based impact investment manager, is pleased to announce that CDC Group, UK’s development finance institution, and OFID, the OPEC Fund for International Development, as well as renowned private investors have

18/09/2018 | News Releases
BlueOrchard Celebrates 20th Anniversary of its Flagship Fund

News release Largest commercial microfinance fund in the world celebrates 20th anniversary First BlueOrchard Impact Summit to take place in Pontresina (Switzerland) this October Zurich, 18 September 2018 – BlueOrchard Finance Ltd (“BlueOrchard”), a leading Swiss-based impact investment manager

31/07/2018 | News Releases
BlueOrchard: solid financial and social performance in the first half-year – new UCITS management company license

Mid-year news release Impact investment manager BlueOrchard further strengthens position as world’s largest asset manager in the field of microfinance with strategies and products addressing UN Sustainable Development Goals. BlueOrchard provided access to financial services to an additional 2m

12/06/2018 | News Releases
BlueOrchard granted UCITS license by CSSF

News release BlueOrchard has been granted CSSF authorization to act as a UCITS management company (in addition to its existing AIFM license). BlueOrchard to respond to the increasing demand for UCITS compliant impact investing solutions. Launch of first UCITS Emerging Markets Impact Bond Fund to fol

06/06/2018 | News Releases
BlueOrchard to open new office in Singapore

News release Leading Swiss impact investment manager opens new office in Singapore to expand and further strengthen its long-standing presence in the Asia-Pacific region. BlueOrchard currently manages two renowned funds exclusively dedicated to promoting sustainable growth in Asian-Pacific countries

31/05/2018 | News Releases
Sasakawa Peace Foundation to invest into BlueOrchard’s flagship Fund

News release BlueOrchard Finance and Sasakawa Peace Foundation have partnered to contribute to empowering women across Asia. Sasakawa Peace Foundation invests the first JPY 1bn of its Asian Women Impact Fund into BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund. Zurich/Tokyo, 31 May 2018 – BlueOrchard and Sasakawa P

10/04/2018 | News Releases
BlueOrchard advances impact investing in the Nordics

News release Swiss-based impact investment manager, BlueOrchard, has been granted permission by Swedish financial authorities (Finansinspektionen) to market the BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund (BOMF) to non-professional investors in Sweden Handelsbanken has selected BOMF as an investment opportunity f

26/03/2018 | News Releases
BlueOrchard and Calvert Impact Capital partner to scale up impact investing and foster sustainable and inclusive development in emerging and frontier markets

News release Building on common goals, Calvert Impact Capital has made a significant investment in BlueOrchard’s flagship fund to increase the access of low-income households to financial services in developing countries. Calvert Impact Capital and BlueOrchard share the goals of increasing access