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07/05/2020 | News Releases
BlueOrchard develops initiative to support emerging and frontier MSMEs and combat challenges posed to the UN SDGs by Covid-19

Zurich, 7 May 2020 – BlueOrchard is working with bilateral donors, development finance institutions, and foundations to develop a support initiative to provide funding for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in emerging and frontier markets that have been affected by the Covid-19 pan

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07/05/2020 | Covid-19
Insights from the investment team: The impact of Covid-19 for microfinance investing

On a recent webinar, Sebastien Juhen, Lead Portfolio Manager for the BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund and Matthew Sparkes, Chief Risk Officer and General Counsel, shared their views on the implications of the current Covid-19 pandemic for microfinance investing. They also discussed insights from the in

30/04/2020 | Media Coverage
Impact Alpha
Impact management is hot: Recapping Agents of Impact Call No. 15 (audio)

Maria Teresa Zappia of Blue Orchard said documenting the firm’s impact management processes and completing the verification process helped her team make the case to management for why changes to the process needed to be made.

29/04/2020 | News Releases
Leading microfinance and impact fund managers have signed a MoU on debt refinancing coordination principles to support the sector during the Covid-19 pandemic

BlueOrchard, Developing World Markets, Incofin, Microvest, Oikocredit, responsAbility, Triodos IM, Triple Jump and Symbiotics have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for coordination in response to COVID-19. Together, these nine investment originators and fund managers in impact investing ha

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21/04/2020 | News Releases
BlueOrchard’s flagship fund verified for alignment with the IFC-led Operating Principles for Impact Management

News release BlueOrchard’s impact management system and its flagship fund, the BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund (BOMF), have received independent verification for their alignment with the IFC-led Operating Principles for Impact Management. The verification process, which was conducted by impact inves

09/04/2020 | Media Coverage
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Investir dans des obligations sociales pour faire face au COVID-19

Philipp Müller, le directeur de BlueOrchard, explique le rôle que peut jouer l’investissement d’impact face à l’épidémie.

07/04/2020 | Media Coverage
Finanz Alternativa (Italy)
Coronavirus, la microfinanza come soluzione anti-panico. Articolo di Philippe Müller

La continua diffusione del coronavirus (Covid-19) ha portato a crescenti timori riguardo all’impatto su catene di approvvigionamento, turismo e domanda globale.

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31/03/2020 | News Releases
BlueOrchard invests in IFC’s Covid-19 social bond issuance

News release 31 March 2020 – The BlueOrchard UCITS Emerging Markets SDG Impact Bond Fund (IBF) has invested into a social bond from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), which is part of a collaborative response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The bond will support affected developing countries,

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31/03/2020 | Covid-19
What does the Covid-19 pandemic mean for BlueOrchard’s investments?

Cases of the Covid-19 virus were first reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Despite some drastic measures by the Chinese authorities to prevent the spread of the infection, it has spread rapidly around the world. While highly contagious and difficult to contain, the majority of cases have been

23/03/2020 | Media Coverage
Citywire Asia
Impact investment manager names new chief

BlueOrchard, a swiss impact investment manager, has named Philipp Muller as its new CEO. Muller replaces Patrick Scheurle, who is resigning from his position to pursue new entrepreneurial challenges.

20/03/2020 | Media Coverage
Expert Investor Europe
People Moves: Commerz Real and BlueOrchard

Philipp Müller has been promoted to chief executive of BlueOrchard, starting from 1 April 2020, subject to regulatory approval. He will replace Patrick Scheurle who resigned to pursue entrepreneurial challenges.

19/03/2020 | Media Coverage
IPE
People moves: Danish pensions giant names chairs

BlueOrchard – The global impact investment manager and member of the Schroders group has appointed Philipp Müller as its new CEO as of 1 April 2020, subject to regulatory approval.

19/03/2020 | Media Coverage
Citywire Selector
Schroders’ impact boutique names new CEO and investment head

Schroders’ impact boutique BlueOrchard has appointed head of investment solutions Philipp Müller as its new CEO.

19/03/2020 | Media Coverage
Finews
Wechsel an der Spitze von Blue Orchard

Beim kürzlich übernommenen Mikrofinanzspezialisten Blue Orchard kommt es zu einem CEO-Wechsel. Patrick Scheurle verlässt das Unternehmen, das für die Nachfolge eine interne Lösung gefunden hat.

19/03/2020 | News Releases
BlueOrchard appoints Philipp Müller as Chief Executive Officer and Daniel Perroud as new member of the executive management team

Zurich, 19 March 2020 – The Board of BlueOrchard has appointed Philipp Müller, Head of Investment Solutions at BlueOrchard, as new Chief Executive Officer as of 1 April 2020, subject to regulatory approval. He will succeed Patrick Scheurle who has made a significant contribution to the business s

18/03/2020 | Videos
BlueOrchard Market Update: Emerging Markets Impact Investing Q1 2020

In this market update video, Philipp Müller, Head of Investment Solutions at BlueOrchard talks about the effects of the Covid-19 outbreak for impact investments and what we can expect looking ahead to next quarter.

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17/03/2020 | Covid-19
Cancellation: BlueOrchard Breakfast Events – March 2020

The situation around the novel coronavirus has been rapidly worsening over the past days and weeks. Given these recent developments and in the interests of all stakeholders, we will cancel the upcoming Breakfast events in Zurich on March 24th and Geneva on March 25th .   As we continue to navigate

13/03/2020 | Media Coverage
Investir.ch
La microfinance contre les inégalités de genre

Comment l’investissement en microfinance peut-il soutenir les femmes entrepreneures et contribuer à combler l’écart de crédit?

11/03/2020 | Media Coverage
Allnews
La microfinance pour soutenir les femmes entrepreneures

Patrick Scheurle, directeur de BlueOrchard, explique pourquoi promouvoir l’entrepreneuriat féminin est important, non seulement pour lutter contre les inégalités, mais aussi pour construire des économies plus fortes.

09/03/2020 | Media Coverage
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Schroders steigert AUM auf über 590 Milliarden Euro

Zudem war das Jahr geprägt durch die Übernahme des Impact-Investors BlueOrchard und die Einführung von Schroders Personal Wealth, einem Joint Venture mit der Lloyds Banking Group.