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16/08/2019 | News
The Asset ESG Forum
Impact investment a flight to safety while doing good

Zurich-based impact investor BlueOrchard sells majority stake to Schroders as its investments offer a stable shelter from market volatility. Read the full article here

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15/08/2019 | Eastern Europe & Caucasus
#This is my story

My name is Umirzoqov Utkirbek. I am 38 years old and I live with my lovely family in the city of Andijan. In order to expand my business I needed additional working capital. Fortunately, JSCB Hamkorbank (Uzbekistani MFI) agreed to provide me with a loan for the purchase of polystyrene pipes and sani

#BOFaces Anali
08/08/2019 | Blog
#BOFaces – Meet Anali

Have you ever wondered who the people behind BlueOrchard are? As part of our #BOFaces series, we are happy to introduce Anali Oda, Investment Officer at our Lima office. We have interviewed Anali to better understand what drives her and why she enjoys working in the impact investing industry. A

30/07/2019 | Videos
BlueOrchard’s CEO, Patrick Scheurle, on the firm’s activities and investors’ growing demand for impact investments

In an interview with CNNMoney Switzerland’s Olivia Chang, Patrick Scheurle talks about BlueOrchard’s partnership with Schroders, the firm’s activities in the areas of microfinance and impact investing, and the growing demand from investors for impact investments.

26/07/2019 | Media Coverage
The New York Times
Asset Manager Schroders Acquires Majority Stake in BlueOrchard

(Reuters) – British asset manager Schroders Plc said on Friday it has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Swiss impact investor BlueOrchard Finance Ltd for an undisclosed sum.

26/07/2019 | Media Coverage
Financial Times
Schroders buys majority stake in BlueOrchard

Schroders has become the first large European fund group to place a sizeable bet on the “impact investing” market after buying a majority stake in BlueOrchard Finance in a deal valuing the specialist boutique at more than £100m.

26/07/2019 | News Releases
Schroders acquires majority stake in leading impact investor BlueOrchard

Further accelerates growth in private assets and impact investing in emerging markets News release London/Zurich, 26 July 2019 – Schroders and BlueOrchard Finance Limited (“BlueOrchard”) today announce that they have entered into an agreement under which Schroders will acquire a majority s

22/07/2019 | News
Business Today Nigeria
Over 1million Farmers To Benefits From IIF Investment In Royal Exchange-Says MD

Top underwriter Royal Exchange Plc, has said the acquisition of 39.25% stake by InsuResilience Investment Fund (IIF), into its company will enable the company to reach out to over 1million farmers in Nigeria within the next five  years. Read the full article here.

18/07/2019 | News Releases
InsuResilience Investment Fund acquires stake in Royal Exchange General Insurance Company

Zurich, 18 July 2019 – The InsuResilience Investment Fund, set up on behalf of the German government by KfW and managed by Swiss based Impact Investment Manager BlueOrchard Finance, will be acquiring a 39.25% stake in Lagos-based Royal Exchange General Insurance Company Limited. Royal Exchange Gen

interview-agritask
16/07/2019 | Blog
Interview with the CEO of Agritask: Ofir Ardon

Ofir, what is the Agritask story? Ofir: Agriculture is one of the most important industries in the world and yet it is among the slowest to adopt new technologies. There is a significant adoption barrier as farmers often have a strong preference for their existing work methods and, with new technolo

11/07/2019 | Media Coverage
Investment Europe
BlueOrchard reports strong result in H1 2019

Impact investment manager BlueOrchard Finance has reported strong performance and growth across all its strategies and products, building on a strong investment pipeline and expanding investor base.

11/07/2019 | News Releases
BlueOrchard reports strong performance in the first half of 2019

BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund (BOMF) exceeds USD 2 billion investment mark and delivers strong performance – world’s first and largest commercial impact fund dedicated to emerging and frontier markets BlueOrchard increased its outreach, providing access to financial and related services to an ad

10/07/2019 | Media Coverage
L'Agefi
Promouvoir le progrès économique et social grâce au private equity

Placements. Le contexte est-il favorable à un investissement? Investissons alors hors des sentiers battus sur les marchés émergents.

09/07/2019 | Events
Kyrgyzstan-Switzerland Business Meeting with H.E. President of the Kyrgyz Republic
Past Event
10/07/2019 — 10/07/2019

Maria Teresa Zappia, Chief Investment Officer

02/07/2019 | Blog
On the increasing role of impact reporting for microfinance institutions – Interview with Mr. Sovan Satyaprakash, Head of Strategy at Aye Finance

Aye Finance, a NBFC, lending to micro and small enterprises in India, is an investee in the BlueOrchard managed Microfinance Initiative for Asia (MIFA) Debt-Fund. MIFA has a dedicated Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) to support local financial institutions, offering capacity building in the form

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28/06/2019 | Blog
#This is my story

My name is Rosa Leticia Ramirez and I am a micro entrepreneur from Tegucigalpa, Honduras. I own a small kiosk, where I sell chewing gum and sweets. I have been a Banco Popular customer for more than five years, starting with a loan of HNL 5’000 (USD 210) which I used to expand the range […]

26/06/2019 | Events
Social Finance Academy and University of Zurich IIBF executive program
Past Event
28/08/2019 Zurich

Speaker: Maria Teresa Zappia, Chief Investment Officer

26/06/2019 | Media Coverage
Africa Global Funds
BlueOrchard Impact Bond Fund exceeds $300m mark

The BlueOrchard Emerging Markets SDG Impact Bond Fund has exceeded the $300m mark since start of fundraising in December 2018.

25/06/2019 | Videos
BlueOrchard Market Update: Emerging Markets Impact Investing Q2 2019

BlueOrchard’s Head of Investment Solutions, Philipp Müller, and our Senior Investment Officer from Nairobi, Njeri Kirumbi, share their view on key developments and trends in emerging markets.

Sustainable Infrastructure
25/06/2019 | Blog
Sustainable Infrastructure – Questions to Gianfranco Saladino

Climate change is one of the major issues of our time as it threatens the future of our planet. To mitigate the negative effects of climate change and foster sustainable development around the world, concrete actions need to be taken now. One critical area in which it is key to act urgently is