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15/03/2017 | News Releases
BlueOrchard with strong growth in its 15th anniversary year, fostering its position as pioneer in impact investing.

Zurich, 15 March 2017 – The 15th anniversary year of BlueOrchard was again a year with exciting developments, most notably the launch of the Japan ASEAN Women Empowerment Fund. In anticipation of BlueOrchard’s ongoing growth and capacity building, the company further strengthened its team.

07/03/2017 | News Releases
The Climate Insurance Fund to substantially increase its outreach through additional funding

In 2015 BlueOrchard, in partnership with CelsiusPro, was appointed to manage the Climate Insurance Fund (CIF). A pioneering initiative aiming to improve the resilience of the world's poor and vulnerable to extreme weather events.

11/10/2016 | News Releases
PG Impact Investments makes first commitment to global financial inclusion sector

PG Impact Investments makes first commitment to global financial inclusion sector PG Impact Investments, the global impact investment firm, has made its first investment in the financial inclusion sector on behalf of its clients through an investment arrangement with BlueOrchard Finance Ltd. PG Impa

15/09/2016 | News Releases
BlueOrchard announces launch of first & momentous impact fund fighting poverty and striving for women empowerment in South East Asia – A joint project with Japanese Investors and the appreciation of Japanese Government.

Tokyo/Zurich, 15th of September – With the appreciation of the Japanese Government and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s initiative to empower women, the Government of Japan has announced the launch of the momentous “Japan ASEAN Women Empowerment Fund”.

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12/04/2016 | News Releases
BlueOrchard is proud to have contributed to the first market survey: SWISS INVESTMENTS FOR A BETTER WORLD, produced by The Swiss Sustainable Finance

The first Swiss Sustainable Finance study, ’Swiss Investments for a Better World’, offers a detailed overview of the structure and dynamics of the Swiss market for investments in development.

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10/03/2016 | News Releases
The Climate Insurance Fund is proud to announce a business collaboration with Planet Guarantee, a pioneer in microinsurance.

The Climate Insurance Fund (CIF) is pleased to announce its new business collaboration with Planet Guarantee. Hand in hand the partners are building new innovative products offering access to microinsurance in emerging markets focusing on climate change. For more informations, please click here.

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23/10/2015 | News Releases
Die Wirkung der Mikrofinanz – Praxisbeispiele und Zahlen erklären wie sie funktioniert

Warum funktioniert Mikrofinanz? Schon mit wenigen Erlösen können mittellose Kreditnehmer ihre Schuld begleichen. Wie das genau geht erklären Peter Fanconi und Patrick Scheurle in ihrem neuen Buch «Small Money – Big Impact». Mit einem Vorwort von Klaus Schwab.

20/10/2015 | News Releases
BlueOrchard and Andbank develop jointly a new innovative offering

BlueOrchard is pleased to announce the launch of the newly created “Andbank Microfinance Fund” which has been developed in collaboration with Andorra based Andbank.

04/09/2015 | News Releases
BlueOrchard to further strengthen its team. Patrick Elmer joining as Head of Business Development

Zurich, 4 September 2015 – In a move to further strengthen its expertise, BlueOrchard is pleased to welcome a new prominent employee to the company. Patrick Elmer will be heading the Business Development team as of November 2015.

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25/06/2015 | News Releases
Upcoming Corporate Governance Developments within BlueOrchard

Zurich, 25 June 2015 – BlueOrchard reports excellent results for the fiscal year 2014: New important mandates were acquired, with Advised and Managed Assets almost doubling during the period. The financial return on the company’s investment products as well as their social outreach exceeded

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02/06/2015 | News Releases
BlueOrchard receives seal of excellence with AIFM license in Luxembourg

Luxembourg, 2 June 2015 – BlueOrchard obtains the AIFM authorisation shortly after the Swiss FINMA license, demonstrating the group’s full commitment to Swiss as well as European investors and markets.

04/05/2015 | News Releases
BlueOrchard obtains FINMA Asset Manager License

Geneva, 4 May 2015 – BlueOrchard Finance S.A., a pioneering impact investment manager, proves its institutional quality of governance and investment standards by obtaining the FINMA Asset Manager license.

23/02/2015 | News Releases
Launch of unprecedented Climate Insurance Fund (CIF)

The CIF aims to improve climate change adaptation in emerging markets by strengthening the resilience of the poor to extreme weather events. The mandate was awarded to BlueOrchard after a rigorous international tender process and marks yet another innovation milestone in our track record.

10/02/2015 | News Releases
LuxFLAG Microfinance Label awarded to two BlueOrchard Portfolio Funds

We are proud to announce that both the BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund (BOMF) as well as the Microfinance Initiative for Asia (MIFA) have been awarded the LuxFLAG Microfinance Label for 2015.

11/12/2014 | News Releases
The Microfinance Initiative for Asia (MIFA) Debt Fund reaches USD 100 Million

The Microfinance Initiative for Asia (MIFA) – Debt Fund has successfully reached its target size of USD 100 Million thanks to public and private investors’ subscriptions in the senior and mezzanine tranches.

18/11/2014 | News Releases
BlueOrchard Finance SA appointed exclusive Fund Manager of the Regional Education Finance Fund for Africa (REFFA)

The Regional Education Finance Fund for Africa (REFFA) adds to the BlueOrchard Finance SA portfolio of investment solutions. REFFA is a unique thematic fund designed to address the needs of the education sector in Africa.

22/10/2014 | News Releases
BlueOrchard selected for ImpactAssets 50 2014

BlueOrchard has been selected for the fourth consecutive year for ImpactAssets 50 2014 (IA 50), a free, online resource for impact investors and their advisors. The IA 50, now in its fourth year, is the first publically available database of private debt and equity impact investment fund managers.

02/07/2014 | News Releases
BlueOrchard founding member of Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF)

BlueOrchard is pleased to announce that it is a founding member of Swiss Sustainable Finance, a new platform that promotes sustainability in the Swiss financial industry and aims to promote Switzerland as the leading centre for sustainable finance.

12/06/2014 | News Releases
FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards 2014

The BlueOrchard-managed MIFA Debt Fund successfully shortlisted for the FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards 2014

04/06/2014 | News Releases
Swiss Institutional Investors’ Survey 2014 on Microfinance

The University of Zurich’s Center for Microfinance and BlueOrchard announce today the results of a joint comprehensive survey among Swiss institutional investors on Microfinance.