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27/11/2020 | Videos
BlueOrchard Market Update: Emerging Markets Impact Investing Q3 2020

Global markets have continued to recover despite the ongoing challenges and uncertainty created by the pandemic. While developed economies continue with their support measures, in emerging and frontier markets these responses are more limited. Our CEO, Philipp Mueller and Nikunj Oli, Regional Manage

23/11/2020 | News
BlueOrchard Virtual Event ‘Outlook 2021 – Impact Investing in the APAC Region’
Past Event
25/11/2020 — 25/11/2020 Online event

Outlook 2021 – Impact Investing in the APAC Region

09/11/2020 | News Releases
BlueOrchard announces the launch of a Covid-19 support fund that aims to support more than 200 million jobs in emerging and frontier markets

Zurich, 9 November 2020 – BlueOrchard Finance Ltd (BlueOrchard), a leading impact investment manager and member of the Schroders Group, is pleased to announce the launch of the “BlueOrchard Covid-19 Emerging and Frontier Markets MSME Support Fund”. The Fund is backed by prominent public and pr

04/11/2020 | News
BlueOrchard Virtual Breakfast Meeting
Past Event
04/11/2020 — 04/11/2020 Online event

Sustainable Infrastructure in Emerging Markets – A Vital Catalyst for Shared Prosperity and Growth

26/10/2020 | Covid-19
Insights from the investment team: From crisis management to growth

On a recent webinar, Sébastien Juhen, Lead Portfolio Manager for the BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund (BOMF) and Matthew Sparkes, Chief Risk Officer and General Counsel, shared an update on the current situation for microfinance investing in emerging markets. We also had the pleasure to welcome Arun N

29/09/2020 | Blog
#BOFaces – Meet Federica

Have you ever wondered who makes up the team behind BlueOrchard? This week, we had the opportunity to talk to Federica Gasparini, People & Development Manager since July 2019. As part of our #BOFaces series, we had the pleasure of learning more about Federica’s interests, hobbies, and passion

25/09/2020 | Media Coverage
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La réduction de l’écart entre les genres profite à toute l’économie

Pour Maria Teresa Zappia de BlueOrchard, l’inclusion des femmes dans les entreprises joue un rôle clé dans l’essor des pays émergents.

11/09/2020 | Publications
Sustainable Infrastructure in Emerging Markets – Engine of Growth and Prosperity

Zurich, 11 September 2020 – In light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, BlueOrchard is proud to contribute to the discussion on rebuilding the post-Covid-19 economy by providing you with our latest BlueOrchard Academy study “Sustainable Infrastructure in Emerging Markets – Engine of Growth

20/08/2020 | Covid-19
Insights from the investment team: Emerging Markets show resilience in uncertain times

On a recent webinar, Sébastien Juhen, Lead Portfolio Manager for the BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund (BOMF), and Matthew Sparkes, Chief Risk Officer and General Counsel, shared an update on the current situation for microfinance investing and their view on the current situation with the Covid-19 pand

07/08/2020 | Blog
#BOFaces – Meet Vakho

Have you ever wondered who the people behind BlueOrchard are? As part of our #BOFaces series, we are happy to introduce Vakho Nasaridze, Product Management Officer in BlueOrchard Luxembourg office. We have interviewed Vakho to better understand what drives him and why he enjoys working in the

30/07/2020 | News Releases
BlueOrchard announces strong first half year impact and results amid Covid-19 pandemic

– BlueOrchard increased its reach, and is now providing access to financial and related services to more than 39 million individuals with low-income in emerging and frontier markets as of June 2020. – The InsuResilience Investment Fund (IIF) Private Equity Sub-Fund held its final closing

29/07/2020 | News Releases
BlueOrchard announces USD 80 million final closing of the IIF Private Equity Sub-Fund

Zurich, 29 July 2020 – Swiss impact investment manager BlueOrchard Finance Ltd (BlueOrchard) is announcing the final close of the InsuResilience Investment Fund (IIF) Private Equity Sub-Fund, a first of its kind initiative to improve access to climate insurance across the developing world. The fun

24/07/2020 | Publications
Convergence
Japan ASEAN Women Empowerment Fund Case Study

Japan ASEAN Women Empowerment Fund (JAWEF) is a blended fund that provides loans to microfinance institutions (MFIs) that serve female entrepreneurs in the ASEAN region and beyond. Learn how blended finance is mobilizing institutional capital towards gender-lens investing in Convergence case study.

16/07/2020 | Media Coverage
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Education: A funding machine that drops change

Gaps in social infrastructure are leaving children without access to good-quality education – so, how are investors changing this? Romil Patel reports from Cape Town and London.

03/07/2020 | Videos
BlueOrchard Market Update: Emerging Markets Impact Investing Q2 2020

In the second quarter, we saw the continuous effects of the coronavirus on markets with global GDP expected to decline -5.2% in 2020. On a positive note, we’ve seen a rebound in risk assets and an increase of optimism due to ease of lockdowns, medical developments, and stimulus measures. While the

25/06/2020 | Covid-19
Insights from the investment team: a cautious return to normality for the microfinance sector

On a recent webinar, Sébastien Juhen, Lead Portfolio Manager for the BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund (BOMF), Matthew Sparkes, Chief Risk Officer and General Counsel, and Normunds Mizis, Chief Credit Officer, shared an update on the current situation for microfinance investing and their cautious optim

11/06/2020 | Covid-19
BlueOrchard Expands its Technical Assistance Offering

Impact investors play a crucial role in responding to the Covid-19 through the provision of liquidity and response to urgent needs. A broad impact investment response to the pandemic will help build the resilience of microfinance institutions (MFIs) and contribute to the recovery process across the

09/06/2020 | Media Coverage
Citywire Selector
Getting real assets to pack a sustainable punch

Nordic fund selector looks at how combining ESG and real assets has gained momentum in recent years.

09/06/2020 | Blog
Growing Impact: New Insights into the Practice of Impact Investing

BlueOrchard’s contribution to the International Financial Corporation 2020 report on impact investing, a case study on Operating Principle 5. Written by Maria Teresa Zappia, Valerie Harrington, and Kathryn Sutton. After almost 20 years of proven track record and growth, BlueOrchard is a living

09/06/2020 | Blog
#BOFaces – Meet Lado

Have you ever wondered who the people behind BlueOrchard are? As part of our #BOFaces series, we are happy to introduce Lado Jobava, Investment Associate at BlueOrchard in Georgia. We have interviewed Lado to better understand what drives him and why he enjoys working in the impact investing ind