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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

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

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 | 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

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

15/02/2022 | Blog
#BOFaces – Meet Joy D’Souza

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 Joy D’Souza, Senior Investment Officer in Private Debt based in the Nairobi office. Continue reading i

10/02/2022 | Blog
BlueOrchard Brief: African education sector offers opportunities for impact investors

Market commentary Zurich, 10 February 2022 – The education sector in Africa offers interesting opportunities for investments with an impact focus. Read below a commentary by BlueOrchard’s Regional Director for Africa and Latin America, Yann Groeger, on how these have increased in light of the C

03/02/2022 | Blog
BlueOrchard Brief: Why investors in renewable infrastructure shouldn’t overlook private debt

Market commentary Zurich, 3 February 2022 – Competition is putting pressure on the private equity side of the renewable energy market, but private debt remains enticing. Ready below a commentary by Ashwin West, Head of Sustainable Infrastructure Investments at BlueOrchard on why renewable infrastr

01/02/2022 | Blog
BlueOrchard takes home ESG Investing award 2022

We are pleased to share that BlueOrchard has been awarded the ESG Investment prize in the category “Best ESG Investment Fund: Emerging Markets Debt”. On top of that we are the runner-up in the category “Fixed Income” and finalist in “Climate/Green Bonds”. ESG Investing is

28/01/2022 | Blog
#BOFaces – Meet Louis Leutenegger

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 Louis Leutenegger, Portfolio Manager in Investment Solutions based in the Zürich office. Continue reading i

13/01/2022 | Blog
BlueOrchard Brief: Covid-led disruptions present relative value opportunities in emerging markets bonds portfolios

Market commentary Zurich, 11 January 2022 – The covid-led economic disruptions which started in 2020 are still present or resurfacing across the world. They have not only widened the gap between developed and emerging markets but have also created further dispersions within emerging markets. R

21/12/2021 | Blog
This Is My Story – Lucy Wilfred

2021 is a very special year for BlueOrchard as we celebrate our 20th anniversary. Throughout 2021 we will be sharing with you some of the encouraging entrepreneurial stories, personal dreams, and insights into the lives of families around the globe who are struggling and fighting against adversity e

22/11/2021 | Client Stories
This Is My Story – Rakesh Showa

2021 is a very special year for BlueOrchard as we celebrate our 20th anniversary. Throughout 2021 we will be sharing with you some of the encouraging entrepreneurial stories, personal dreams, and insights into the lives of families around the globe who are struggling and fighting against adversity e

10/11/2021 | Blog
#BOFaces – Meet Maria Kaneva-Jacobs

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 Maria Kaneva-Jacobs, Senior Risk Specialist based in the Geneva office. Continue reading if you want to know

07/11/2021 | News
What are your expectations for COP26?

Against the backdrop of the current COP26 conference, we quickly caught up with Philipp Mueller, our CEO, and Maria Teresa Zappia, our Chief Impact & Blended Finance Officer and Deputy CEO, to learn about their expectations. Read more here! Maria Teresa and Philipp, you will be attending COP26 i

29/10/2021 | Client Stories
This is My Story – Vladimer Qarqashadze

2021 is a very special year for BlueOrchard as we celebrate our 20th anniversary. Throughout 2021 we will be sharing with you some of the encouraging entrepreneurial stories, personal dreams, and insights into the lives of families around the globe who are struggling and fighting against adversity e