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
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
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
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.
(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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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Maria Teresa Zappia, Chief Investment Officer
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
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 […]
Speaker: Maria Teresa Zappia, Chief Investment Officer
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.
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