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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The BlueOrchard-managed MIFA Debt Fund successfully shortlisted for the FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards 2014
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.
The BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund has once more been awarded for the 7th year in succession the LuxFLAG Microfinance Label.
The Microfinance Initiative for Asia (MIFA) – Debt Fund has been awarded the LuxFLAG Microfinance Label for 2014.
BlueOrchard is proud to announce the appointment of Peter A. Fanconi as Chairman of the Board of Graubündner Kantonalbank.
In a move to further expand its regional presence, BlueOrchard has announced the opening of an office in Tblisi, Georgia.
With the appointment of Frédéric Berney as Chief Risk Officer, BlueOrchard increases the size and scope of its risk management function.
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.
BlueOrchard has confirmed its role as a leading socially responsible microfinance investment manager by publishing its Social Performance Objectives for 2013-14.
With the release of BOSCO 2.0, BlueOrchard has further strengthened its credit scoring and rating process.
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
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.