News Releases

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.

03/04/2014 | News Releases
LuxFLAG awards its microfinance label BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund

The BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund has once more been awarded for the 7th year in succession the LuxFLAG Microfinance Label.

27/12/2013 | News Releases
LuxFLAG awards its microfinance label to the MIFA Debt Fund

The Microfinance Initiative for Asia (MIFA) – Debt Fund has been awarded the LuxFLAG Microfinance Label for 2014.

15/11/2013 | News Releases
Peter A. Fanconi appointed Chairman of Graubündner Kantonalbank

BlueOrchard is proud to announce the appointment of Peter A. Fanconi as Chairman of the Board of Graubündner Kantonalbank.

25/09/2013 | News Releases
BlueOrchard to open Georgia office

In a move to further expand its regional presence, BlueOrchard has announced the opening of an office in Tblisi, Georgia.

02/09/2013 | News Releases
BlueOrchard further expands risk management capabilities

With the appointment of Frédéric Berney as Chief Risk Officer, BlueOrchard increases the size and scope of its risk management function.

18/06/2013 | News Releases
BlueOrchard strengthens academic ties

In a move to bridge the gap between microfinance practitioners and academic researchers, BlueOrchard has created strong ties with prestigious institutions in Switzerland and the U.S.

07/06/2013 | News Releases
BlueOrchard unveils Social Performance Objectives for 2013-14

BlueOrchard has confirmed its role as a leading socially responsible microfinance investment manager by publishing its Social Performance Objectives for 2013-14.

03/06/2013 | News Releases
BlueOrchard upgrades its credit rating process

With the release of BOSCO 2.0, BlueOrchard has further strengthened its credit scoring and rating process.

09/04/2013 | News Releases
Study on the Drivers of Over-Indebtedness of Microfinance Borrowers in Cambodia

BlueOrchard, together with Incofin IM and Oikocredit, has published the results of a year-long research project conducted in cooperation with the Cambodian Institute of Development Study (CIDS) and eight of the leading microfinance institutions in Cambodia Final Report (Full Version) / Final Report

05/03/2013 | News Releases
Major French investment group to buy a stake in BlueOrchard Finance S.A.

Swiss microfinance investment pioneer BlueOrchard announced today that OFI Group, one of the major French investment managers, bought a 10 percent minority stake in the company.