This week, we had the pleasure of speaking with Michael Wehrle, Head of Investment Solutions, based in our Zurich office in Switzerland.

  • Michael, why did you join BlueOrchard?

After I had spent nearly 20 years at a leading global private markets firm, I had the desire to get involved in impact investing and transfer my experience and skills from “traditional” private markets investing to impact investing, while also learning a lot of new things. BlueOrchard was the obvious choice for me, in view of the firm’s genuine commitment and focus on combining financial return with purpose.

  • What do you enjoy most about working at BlueOrchard?

Our people. I very much enjoy working in BlueOrchard’s multi-cultural and dynamic environment with lots of genuinely nice and talented people. Our global team is united by a shared belief that we can make a real difference through our relentless efforts to tackle challenges, innovate and find solutions.

  • What motivates you?

While the successful launch of new investment products or delivering a strong financial performance to investors is nice, it is even a greater motivation when you realise that your daily contribution can make a real difference for underserved communities and the environment. Achieving a strong financial performance in combination with a lasting positive impact for people and climate is really satisfying and a great motivation.