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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.

30/11/2014 | Press Coverage
Handelsblatt
Klein, aber fein

Mikrofinanzfonds bieten stabile Renditen und eine breite Streuung. Immer mehr Anleger entdecken sie.

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.

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15/11/2014 | Publications
Cambridge Scholars & BlueOrchard Publication

Lending methodologies and socio-economic factors in microfinance Authors: Patrick Scheurle, Peter Fanconi and Andrea Staudacher Extract from the publication: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Credit Analysis and Risk Management, Cambridge Scholars Publishing.  

28/10/2014 | Press Coverage
Risk Magazine
Microfinance, major challenges

“There is price pressure, and it is important to have a clear view on pricing versus risk, which is why we have implemented a systematic internal rating process. The transparency we get from 2014 MFIs is extremely good; on a monthly basis we get a whole set of accounting data and balance sheet ind

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.

26/09/2014 | Press Coverage
L’Agefi
Le Petit-Déjeuner de BlueOrchard à Genève : Perspectives positives pour l’Eurasie

BlueOrchard anticipates strong growth in Europe and Central Asia, and expects that an institutional investor in both Switzerland is invested in microfinance 2020 following a joint study between BlueOrchard and the University of Zurich. An article by Marjorie Thery

26/09/2014 | Press Coverage
Le Temps
La microfinance: des placements stables et décorrélés du marché

Lors de son petit-déjeuner automnal tenu hier à Genève, BlueOrchard, pionnière dans la gestion en microfinance a présenté:Les conclusions d’une étude conjointe de l’Université de Zurich et BlueOrchard. Et l’exemple du Caucase: 100% des prêts accordés aux Institutions de Microfinance

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.

01/06/2014 | Press Coverage
DAS MAGAZIN – Tagesanzeiger
Wem nützt das?

Aufstieg für die Armen und gleichzeitig Rendite für die Reichen – geht das? Unterwegs mit Geschäftsleuten, die in Kambodscha Mikrokredite vergeben

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.

17/01/2014 | Videos
Visiting end-clients in Cambodia with Peter Fanconi

CNBC NIKKEI station joins BlueOrchard’s CEO while visiting microfinance clients in Cambodia

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.

30/09/2013 | Videos
Impact of microfinance in Kyrgyzstan with Peter Fanconi

Swiss station SFR joins BlueOrchard’s CEO in the field in Kyrgyzstan and reports on the impact of microfinance.

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.