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06/05/2022 | Blog
BlueOrchard Brief: Why supranational organizations from Africa currently offer potential

We see currently volatility and dispersion in the market for emerging market bonds. These involve the specific valuation of individual issuers on the one hand and of the market segment as a whole on the other. In this article, Evariste Verchere, Senior Portfolio Manager at BlueOrchard, and Florence

05/05/2022 | Blog
BlueOrchard Brief: Set off on your impact journey in good company

Investors have to ask themselves many questions at the beginning of their impact journey, e.g. what impact do I actually want to achieve? In which asset class and which region do I want to invest? One of the most important questions in this context is: Which is the appropriate investment vehicle for

03/05/2022 | News Releases
BlueOrchard drives sustainable infrastructure in the Philippines

Zurich, 3 May 2022 – BlueOrchard Finance Ltd (“BlueOrchard”), a leading global impact investment manager, announced today that it will address the growing connectivity and data traffic needs of local communities in the Philippines. The firm’s “BlueOrchard Sustainable Assets Fund” (BOSAF)

02/05/2022 | News
Mein Geld
BlueOrchards InsuResilience Investment Fund investiert in größtes Versicherungsunternehmen Kambodschas

Der InsuResilience Investment Fund („IIF“ oder der „Fonds“), der vom führenden Impact-Investment-Manager BlueOrchard Finance Ltd („BlueOrchard“) verwaltet wird, erwirbt eine Minderheitsbeteiligung an der Forte Insurance Group („Forte“).

27/04/2022 | Blog
Regional know-how meets global expertise – BlueOrchard’s private equity practice

Zurich, 27 April 2022 – BlueOrchard is known for its local presence in emerging markets and its global network. We spoke to Richard Hardy, Investment Director Africa in Private Equity at BlueOrchard, about how the private equity team is leveraging this combination to make impactful investments. He

27/04/2022 | News Releases
BlueOrchard managed InsuResilience Investment Fund invests in Cambodia’s largest insurance firm

Zurich, 27 April 2022 – The InsuResilience Investment Fund (“IIF” or the “Fund”) managed by leading impact investment manager BlueOrchard Finance Ltd (“BlueOrchard”) will acquire a minority stake in Forte Insurance Group (“Forte”), a general, life, and micro-insurance group in Sout

07/04/2022 | Media Coverage
Infrastructure Investor
The ripple effect of sustainable infrastructure

Infrastructure investment can be the catalyst required to revolutionise a community’s way of life, says Ashwin West, head of sustainable infrastructure investment at BlueOrchard Finance, member of the Schroders Group.

01/04/2022 | News
Investment Zukunft
Mikrofinanzierungen: Ein werkzeug in einem werkzeugkasten

Round-Table-Diskussion über die Ermächtigung von Frauen durch Kleinstkredite. Virtuelle Round-Table-Diskussion mit den Teilnehmern: Dr.in Andrea Barschdorf-Hager, Geschäftsführerin CARE Österreich, Mag.a Andrea Hagmann, Vorständin Oikocredit Austria, lic. iur. Philipp Müller, MBA, CEO Blu

29/03/2022 | News
Geld Magazin
Mikrofinanz: Sozialer Mehrwert zählt

Mit Investments in Mikrokredite wird man nicht reich, der „humane“ Mehrwert steht stattdessen im Mittelpunkt. Es ist aber genau zu beachten, zu welchen Konditionen die Kleinst-Darlehen vergeben werden.

28/03/2022 | News
BlueOrchard Breakfast Meeting – Geneva
Past Event
30/03/2022 — 30/03/2022 Brasserie da Matteo, Geneva

BlueOrchard is pleased to invite you to its upcoming in-person breakfast meeting on Wednesday, 30 March 2022 at 8:15 am. The breakfast meeting will be held at the Brasserie da Matteo, Rue du Stand 50, Geneva. Please confirm your participation by 28 March 2022 to Mr Lucas Szymkowiak – Blue

28/03/2022 | News
BlueOrchard Breakfast Meeting – Zurich
Past Event
31/03/2022 — 31/03/2022 Brasserie Schiller, Zurich

BlueOrchard is pleased to invite you to its upcoming in-person breakfast meeting on Thursday, 31 March 2022 at 8:15 am. The breakfast meeting will be held at the Brasserie Schiller, Sechseläutenplatz 10, Zurich. Please confirm your participation by 29 March 2022 to Ms. Ida Kramhøft Jensen –

25/03/2022 | Videos
BlueOrchard Market Update: Insights from Emerging Markets Q1 2022

Technology has been a large contributor to driving growth in the impact space. Innovations in areas such as clean tech, agri tech, and fintech have enabled for example better access to food, education, and sanitation. Senior Investment Officer at BlueOrchard Pranav Murari shares his insights on the

24/03/2022 | Blog
BlueOrchard Brief: Why active ESG management is key

Zurich, 24 March 2022 – Russia’s inclusion in many ESG funds has caused a stir in recent days. The main accusation is that fund managers advertising environmental, social, and governance standards have not properly assessed the risks. This raises fundamental questions about the methods of ES

23/03/2022 | Blog
BlueOrchard Brief: Why investing in post-pandemic financial inclusion offers opportunities for investors

Zurich, 23 March 2022 – In this brief by Mahesh Joshi, Head of Private Equity Investment Asia at BlueOrchard, he argues, that the coming years present a unique opportunity for investments in financial inclusion as pandemic-related risks subside, the industry consolidates, and stronger companies pr

22/03/2022 | News
BlueOrchard Brief: What investors need to know about Southeast Asia’s solar energy boom

Zurich, 22 March 2022 – In this thought piece by Prabaljit Sarkar, Investment Director Infrastructure at BlueOrchard, he looks at how solar energy infrastructure deals work, why the Southeast Asian market is booming and importantly, which deals are interesting for investors. Solar investments

18/03/2022 | News
NordSIP
Investing in Climate Change Insurance at the Frontier

Stockholm (NordSIP) – As the news of the war in Ukraine has taken over news feeds across the world it is easy to be lose the whole forest for these very important trees. However, despite the evolving human drama on Europe’s doorstep, the threat of climate change has not vanished. With increasing

18/03/2022 | Blog
#BOFaces – Meet Nino Vardiashvili

The #BOFaces series introduces you to the people making up BlueOrchard’s dedicated team, which is spread across our offices around the world. This week, we had the pleasure of speaking with Nino Vardiashvili, Senior Investment Officer in Private Debt based in the Tbilisi office. Continue reading i

15/03/2022 | News Releases
BlueOrchard managed InsuResilience Investment Fund invests in major Ghanaian insurer

Zurich, 15 March 2022 – The InsuResilience Investment Fund (“IIF”) managed by leading impact investment manager BlueOrchard Finance Ltd (“BlueOrchard”) has acquired a stake in Vanguard Assurance Limited (“Vanguard”), a general and micro-insurance group operating in Ghana. IIF is set up

11/03/2022 | Blog
The transition with a “human face”

Author: Maria Teresa Zappia My career began with studying the policies of the Bretton Woods institutions, which by the 1980s had assumed a dominant role for the economic policy of most developing countries. One interesting aspect concerned the negative implications for income distribution and the li

09/03/2022 | Blog
BlueOrchard Brief: Emerging Markets better equipped to withstand a Fed tightening cycle than during the 2013 taper tantrum – active management will be key

Market Commentary Zurich, 9 March 2022 – We are currently facing an environment where various Central Banks across the world and notably the Fed will be tightening their monetary policies to curb inflation whilst growth prospects remain fragile. What are the challenges associated with this backdro