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05/03/2020 | Media Coverage
Verdict.co.uk
Schroders profit slips in 2019 even as AUM surges to £500.2bn

Last year, Schroders and Lloyds Banking Group launched their joint financial planning business called Schroders Personal Wealth. Besides, in 2019, Schroders snapped up the wealth management arm of Thirdrock Group, Blue Asset Management, and a majority stake in BlueOrchard.

05/03/2020 | Media Coverage
City AM
Schroders profit falls as investors turn their back on equities

“The year saw three notable events: the successful launch of Schroders Personal Wealth, the start of the transfer of the Scottish Widows mandate to Schroders and the establishment of a market-leading position in impact investing and micro-finance through our acquisition of BlueOrchard.”

05/03/2020 | Media Coverage
Morningstar UK
Top News: Schroders assets rise above GBP 500 billion mark in 2019

“The year saw three notable events: the successful launch of Schroders Personal Wealth, the start of the transfer of the Scottish Widows mandate to Schroders and the establishment of a market-leading position in impact investing and micro-finance through our acquisition of BlueOrchard,”

05/03/2020 | Media Coverage
Investment Week
Lloyds strategic partnership pushes Schroders 2019 inflows to record £43bn

Commenting on the latest results, CEO Peter Harrison said: “The year saw three notable events: the successful launch of Schroders Personal Wealth, the start of the transfer of the Scottish Widows mandate to Schroders and the establishment of a market-leading position in impact investing and m

25/02/2020 | News
Cancelled: BlueOrchard Breakfast Event – Geneva
Past Event
25/03/2020 — 25/03/2020 Brasserie Da Matteo, Geneva

The Past, the Present and the Future – Evolution of the Microfinance Industry

25/02/2020 | News
Cancelled: BlueOrchard Breakfast Event Zurich
Past Event
24/03/2020 — 24/03/2020 Brasserie Schiller, Zurich

The Past, the Present and the Future – Evolution of the Microfinance Industry

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25/02/2020 | Blog
#BOFaces – Meet Fabien

Have you ever wondered who the people behind BlueOrchard are? As part of our #BOFaces series, we are happy to introduce Fabien Pietroforte, Product Control Manager at BlueOrchard in Luxembourg. We have interviewed Fabien to better understand what drives him and why he enjoys working in the impact in

24/02/2020 | News
Conseiller.ca
Comment mesurer les répercussions réelles de l’ISR?

Si l’investissement socialement responsable a un effet positif sur la société tout en offrant de bonnes performances financières, encore faut-il être en mesure de quantifier ses résultats concrets, note Le Temps.

23/02/2020 | News
Le Temps
Investissement: comment mesurer l’impact?

L’investissement à impact produit un double effet. Il améliore le résultat environnemental et social et il renforce le résultat financier. La question est de savoir comment les mesurer.

13/02/2020 | Media Coverage
allnews.ch
Le Private Equity dans les marchés frontières et émergents

Les marchés frontières et émergents sont perçus comme très risqués. Vraiment? Pas pour BlueOrchard, du moment que l’on a les bonnes approches et équipes. La société d’impact investing, s’est lancée en 2017 dans le capital-investissement.

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05/02/2020 | News
How microfinance investment can empower female entrepreneurs and contribute to closing the credit gap

BlueOrchard Chief Executive, Patrick Scheurle, explains why investing in women is important, not just to overcome inequality but also to build stronger economies and better quality of life for society as a whole: Despite considerable efforts over recent years, gender inequality is still a consistent

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03/02/2020 | Blog
#BOFaces – Meet Michelle

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

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31/01/2020 | News
This is my story: Enkhtungalag Dugar

My name is Enkhtungalag, I live with my four children and husband in Darkhan City, Mongolia. After the textile factory where I was working went bankrupt, I took the opportunity to set up my own business creating all kinds of knitwear products. In the beginning I faced financial difficulties, particu

27/01/2020 | Media Coverage
ImpactAlpha
Impact Investment Exchange closes second Women’s Livelihoods Bond at $12 million

Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) launched its Women’s Livelihood Bond series in 2017 to help low-income women in Southeast Asia transition to sustainable livelihoods. Proceeds raised through the bond offering are invested in financial institutions and social enterprises supporting women. IIX rais

24/01/2020 | News
Finews.ch
Impact Investor BlueOrchard wächst rasant

Der führende Schweizer Impact Investment Manager Blue Orchard weiss die Gunst der Stunde zu nutzen. Im Geschäftsjahr 2019 zog der Mikrofinanzmanager deutlich mehr Kundengelder an. Den vollen Artikel finden Sie hier.

24/01/2020 | Media Coverage
Citywire
BlueOrchard flagship fund hits CHF 2.3bn AUM

BlueOrchard’s flagship Microfinance fund reached USD 2.4bn (CHF 2.3bn) in AUM by the end of December 2019.

23/01/2020 | News Releases
BlueOrchard reports continued strong performance and social outreach in 2019

News release – Flagship BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund exceeds USD 2.4 billion and continues to deliver strong performance – BlueOrchard SDG Impact Bond Fund exceeds the USD 350 million investment mark in its first year – Expansion of prestigious Japan ASEAN Women Empowerment Fund t

23/01/2020 | Media Coverage
ImpactAlpha
Asia-Pacific is the next frontier for blended finance

The Asia-Pacific region has seen enormous economic growth in the last few decades, which has lifted hundreds of millions out of extreme poverty. According to the Asian Development Bank (ADB), from 2002 to 2015 the region saw a fourfold decline from 1.11 billion people in extreme poverty to 264 mill

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13/01/2020 | News
Why adaptation is as important as mitigation when it comes to climate action

When talking about climate action, there is naturally a tendency to focus primarily on climate change mitigation. When faced with a potential disaster, the automatic response is to think about what can be done to stop it from happening. However, the current climate emergency also demands adaptation

13/01/2020 | Media Coverage
allnews.ch
L’effet Greta

L’été dernier, la grande firme de gestion d’actifs Schroders reprenait un fleuron de la finance durable suisse, la plus célèbre des sociétés d’impact investing, BlueOrchard. A 3,5 milliards de dollars, les encours de BlueOrchard ne représentent que 0,5% de ceux du géant britannique. Et