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27/05/2020 | News Releases
BlueOrchard officially certified as a climate neutral company

27 May 2020 – BlueOrchard has worked with leading climate solutions developer, South Pole, to achieve certification as a climate neutral company. It has worked closely with South Pole to analyse its emissions and carbon footprint for 2019 through the greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting process and has

20/05/2020 | News Releases
Open Society Foundations invests USD 10 million into BlueOrchard-managed InsuResilience Investment Fund

Zurich, 20 May 2020 – Open Society’s impact investing arm, the Soros Economic Development Fund (SEDF), has committed USD 10 million to the InsuResilience Investment Fund (IIF), an initiative set up by KfW Development Bank on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Deve

07/05/2020 | News Releases
BlueOrchard develops initiative to support emerging and frontier MSMEs and combat challenges posed to the UN SDGs by Covid-19

Zurich, 7 May 2020 – BlueOrchard is working with bilateral donors, development finance institutions, and foundations to develop a support initiative to provide funding for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in emerging and frontier markets that have been affected by the Covid-19 pan

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

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21/04/2020 | News Releases
BlueOrchard’s flagship fund verified for alignment with the IFC-led Operating Principles for Impact Management

News release BlueOrchard’s impact management system and its flagship fund, the BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund (BOMF), have received independent verification for their alignment with the IFC-led Operating Principles for Impact Management. The verification process, which was conducted by impact inves

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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,

19/03/2020 | News Releases
BlueOrchard appoints Philipp Müller as Chief Executive Officer and Daniel Perroud as new member of the executive management team

Zurich, 19 March 2020 – The Board of BlueOrchard has appointed Philipp Müller, Head of Investment Solutions at BlueOrchard, as new Chief Executive Officer as of 1 April 2020, subject to regulatory approval. He will succeed Patrick Scheurle who has made a significant contribution to the business s

23/01/2020 | News Releases
BlueOrchard reports continued strong performance and social outreach in 2019

News release – Flagship BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund exceeds USD 2.4 billion and continues to deliver strong performance – BlueOrchard SDG Impact Bond Fund exceeds the USD 350 million investment mark in its first year – Expansion of prestigious Japan ASEAN Women Empowerment Fund t

31/10/2019 | News Releases
Schroders completes acquisition of majority stake in BlueOrchard

News release London/Zurich, 31 October 2019 – Schroders plc (“Schroders”) and BlueOrchard Finance Ltd (“BlueOrchard”) are today announcing the completion of Schroders’ acquisition of a majority stake in BlueOrchard, a leading impact investment manager. BlueOrchard manages approximate

25/09/2019 | News Releases
BlueOrchard publishes Climate Finance study

Zurich, 25 September 2019 – Impact investment manager BlueOrchard (“BlueOrchard”), in collaboration with the FINEXUS Center for Financial Networks and Sustainability of the University of Zurich, has analysed opportunities and challenges that climate change poses for financial players. A strong

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