News Releases

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

28/02/2018 | News Releases
BlueOrchard-managed and IDB-backed fund creates tangible social impact in Latin and Central America

News release In excess of US$300 million disbursed to 400,000 micro-entrepreneurs across 13 countries; more than 60% women and over 40% rural clients reached Over its lifetime, the private debt fund reached its target size of US$150 million funded by public and private investors The Fund achieved a

17/01/2018 | News Releases
Switzerland’s leading impact investment manager BlueOrchard reports strong top quartile performance in 2017 – growth to continue in 2018

Results 2017 BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund (BOMF) becoming world’s largest microfinance fund reaching USD 1.3 bn and surpassing an annual net performance of USD 4% 50 new institutions financed and 3 new countries (Jordan, Vietnam and Honduras) have been added to BlueOrchard’s investment universe

18/12/2017 | News Releases
InsuResilience Investment Fund acquires stake in Skymet Weather Services

Zurich, 18 December 2017 – The InsuResilience Investment Fund, set up on behalf of the German government by KfW and managed by Swiss based Impact Investment Manager BlueOrchard Finance, has acquired a 26.8% stake in Noida-based Skymet Weather Services Private Ltd. Skymet is India’s largest w

13/11/2017 | News Releases
New initiative to foster low carbon and climate resilient infrastructure projects in frontier and emerging markets

Geneva/Zurich, 13 November 2017 – From Action to Transaction: R20 Regions of Climate Action and BlueOrchard Finance combine strengths to foster low carbon and climate resilient infrastructure projects in frontier and emerging markets. On November 14th, at the World Climate Summit held in Bonn

21/09/2017 | News Releases
InsuResilience Investment Fund to acquire a 25% equity stake in Asia Insurance Company Ltd

Zurich, 21 September 2017 – The InsuResilience Investment Fund set up by the German development bank KFW and managed by Swiss based Impact Investment Manager BlueOrchard Finance, has entered into an agreement to acquire a significant minority stake in Lahore-based Asia Insurance Company Ltd, a

25/07/2017 | News Releases
BlueOrchard: strong results in the first half-year and extended offering

Mid-year news release at 25 July 2017 BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund sets milestone and exceeds USD 1bn for the first time; annual investment performance on average 4.30% Over 30 million micro-entrepreneurs in 70 countries supported by BlueOrchard fund’s Targeted acquisitions to expand investme

14/07/2017 | News Releases
InsuResilience Investment Fund goes live in Luxembourg as Public-Private Partnership

Zurich, 14 July 2017  – The BlueOrchard managed InsuResilience Investment Fund, an evolved version of the Climate Insurance Fund, has been launched in Luxembourg as a public-private partnership. The Fund combines two separately investible Debt and Equity Sub-Funds and provides first loss prot

30/06/2017 | News Releases
New corporate appointments at BlueOrchard

Zurich, 30 June 2017 – BlueOrchard is pleased to announce the appointments of Normunds Mizis as Chief Credit Officer and of Dr. Sascha Ternes as Senior Vice-President Real Estate. The appointments take effect on 1 July 2017.