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?
- 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.