News Releases

13/11/2017 | News Releases
New initiative to foster low carbon and climate resilient infrastructure projects in frontier and emerging markets

Geneva/Zurich, 13 November 2017 – From Action to Transaction: R20 Regions of Climate Action and BlueOrchard Finance combine strengths to foster low carbon and climate resilient infrastructure projects in frontier and emerging markets. On November 14th, at the World Climate Summit held in Bonn

21/09/2017 | News Releases
InsuResilience Investment Fund to acquire a 25% equity stake in Asia Insurance Company Ltd

Zurich, 21 September 2017 – The InsuResilience Investment Fund set up by the German development bank KFW and managed by Swiss based Impact Investment Manager BlueOrchard Finance, has entered into an agreement to acquire a significant minority stake in Lahore-based Asia Insurance Company Ltd, a

25/07/2017 | News Releases
BlueOrchard: strong results in the first half-year and extended offering

Mid-year news release at 25 July 2017 BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund sets milestone and exceeds USD 1bn for the first time; annual investment performance on average 4.30% Over 30 million micro-entrepreneurs in 70 countries supported by BlueOrchard fund’s Targeted acquisitions to expand investme

14/07/2017 | News Releases
InsuResilience Investment Fund goes live in Luxembourg as Public-Private Partnership

Zurich, 14 July 2017  – The BlueOrchard managed InsuResilience Investment Fund, an evolved version of the Climate Insurance Fund, has been launched in Luxembourg as a public-private partnership. The Fund combines two separately investible Debt and Equity Sub-Funds and provides first loss prot

30/06/2017 | News Releases
New corporate appointments at BlueOrchard

Zurich, 30 June 2017 – BlueOrchard is pleased to announce the appointments of Normunds Mizis as Chief Credit Officer and of Dr. Sascha Ternes as Senior Vice-President Real Estate. The appointments take effect on 1 July 2017.

06/06/2017 | News Releases
BlueOrchard to acquire a 25% equity stake in Swiss Asset Manager Carnot Capital

Zurich, 6 June 2017 – BlueOrchard has entered into an agreement to acquire a minority stake in Zurich based Carnot Capital, an investment firm specializing in energy and resource efficiency.

01/06/2017 | News Releases
BlueOrchard appoints David Keel as Head of Business Development

Zurich, 1 June 2017 – BlueOrchard is pleased to welcome David Keel as the new Head of Business Development. David Keel and his team will further drive BlueOrchard’s multi-asset class offering and outreach to investors.

15/03/2017 | News Releases
BlueOrchard with strong growth in its 15th anniversary year, fostering its position as pioneer in impact investing.

Zurich, 15 March 2017 – The 15th anniversary year of BlueOrchard was again a year with exciting developments, most notably the launch of the Japan ASEAN Women Empowerment Fund. In anticipation of BlueOrchard’s ongoing growth and capacity building, the company further strengthened its team.

07/03/2017 | News Releases
The Climate Insurance Fund to substantially increase its outreach through additional funding

In 2015 BlueOrchard, in partnership with CelsiusPro, was appointed to manage the Climate Insurance Fund (CIF). A pioneering initiative aiming to improve the resilience of the world's poor and vulnerable to extreme weather events.

11/10/2016 | News Releases
PG Impact Investments makes first commitment to global financial inclusion sector

PG Impact Investments makes first commitment to global financial inclusion sector PG Impact Investments, the global impact investment firm, has made its first investment in the financial inclusion sector on behalf of its clients through an investment arrangement with BlueOrchard Finance Ltd. PG Impa

15/09/2016 | News Releases
BlueOrchard announces launch of first & momentous impact fund fighting poverty and striving for women empowerment in South East Asia – A joint project with Japanese Investors and the appreciation of Japanese Government.

Tokyo/Zurich, 15th of September – With the appreciation of the Japanese Government and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s initiative to empower women, the Government of Japan has announced the launch of the momentous “Japan ASEAN Women Empowerment Fund”.

12/04/2016 | News Releases
BlueOrchard is proud to have contributed to the first market survey: SWISS INVESTMENTS FOR A BETTER WORLD, produced by The Swiss Sustainable Finance

The first Swiss Sustainable Finance study, ’Swiss Investments for a Better World’, offers a detailed overview of the structure and dynamics of the Swiss market for investments in development.

10/03/2016 | News Releases
The Climate Insurance Fund is proud to announce a business collaboration with Planet Guarantee, a pioneer in microinsurance.

The Climate Insurance Fund (CIF) is pleased to announce its new business collaboration with Planet Guarantee. Hand in hand the partners are building new innovative products offering access to microinsurance in emerging markets focusing on climate change. For more informations, please click here.

23/10/2015 | News Releases
Die Wirkung der Mikrofinanz – Praxisbeispiele und Zahlen erklären wie sie funktioniert

Warum funktioniert Mikrofinanz? Schon mit wenigen Erlösen können mittellose Kreditnehmer ihre Schuld begleichen. Wie das genau geht erklären Peter Fanconi und Patrick Scheurle in ihrem neuen Buch «Small Money – Big Impact». Mit einem Vorwort von Klaus Schwab.

20/10/2015 | News Releases
BlueOrchard and Andbank develop jointly a new innovative offering

BlueOrchard is pleased to announce the launch of the newly created “Andbank Microfinance Fund” which has been developed in collaboration with Andorra based Andbank.

04/09/2015 | News Releases
BlueOrchard to further strengthen its team. Patrick Elmer joining as Head of Business Development

Zurich, 4 September 2015 – In a move to further strengthen its expertise, BlueOrchard is pleased to welcome a new prominent employee to the company. Patrick Elmer will be heading the Business Development team as of November 2015.

25/06/2015 | News Releases
Upcoming Corporate Governance Developments within BlueOrchard

Zurich, 25 June 2015 – BlueOrchard reports excellent results for the fiscal year 2014: New important mandates were acquired, with Advised and Managed Assets almost doubling during the period. The financial return on the company’s investment products as well as their social outreach exceeded

02/06/2015 | News Releases
BlueOrchard receives seal of excellence with AIFM license in Luxembourg

Luxembourg, 2 June 2015 – BlueOrchard obtains the AIFM authorisation shortly after the Swiss FINMA license, demonstrating the group’s full commitment to Swiss as well as European investors and markets.

04/05/2015 | News Releases
BlueOrchard obtains FINMA Asset Manager License

Geneva, 4 May 2015 – BlueOrchard Finance S.A., a pioneering impact investment manager, proves its institutional quality of governance and investment standards by obtaining the FINMA Asset Manager license.

23/02/2015 | News Releases
Launch of unprecedented Climate Insurance Fund (CIF)

The CIF aims to improve climate change adaptation in emerging markets by strengthening the resilience of the poor to extreme weather events. The mandate was awarded to BlueOrchard after a rigorous international tender process and marks yet another innovation milestone in our track record.