News Releases

12/06/2018 | News Releases
BlueOrchard granted UCITS license by CSSF

News release BlueOrchard has been granted CSSF authorization to act as a UCITS management company (in addition to its existing AIFM license). BlueOrchard to respond to the increasing demand for UCITS compliant impact investing solutions. Launch of first UCITS Emerging Markets Impact Bond Fund to fol

06/06/2018 | News Releases
BlueOrchard to open new office in Singapore

News release Leading Swiss impact investment manager opens new office in Singapore to expand and further strengthen its long-standing presence in the Asia-Pacific region. BlueOrchard currently manages two renowned funds exclusively dedicated to promoting sustainable growth in Asian-Pacific countries

31/05/2018 | News Releases
Sasakawa Peace Foundation to invest into BlueOrchard’s flagship Fund

News release BlueOrchard Finance and Sasakawa Peace Foundation have partnered to contribute to empowering women across Asia. Sasakawa Peace Foundation invests the first JPY 1bn of its Asian Women Impact Fund into BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund. Zurich/Tokyo, 31 May 2018 – BlueOrchard and Sasakawa P

10/04/2018 | News Releases
BlueOrchard advances impact investing in the Nordics

News release Swiss-based impact investment manager, BlueOrchard, has been granted permission by Swedish financial authorities (Finansinspektionen) to market the BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund (BOMF) to non-professional investors in Sweden Handelsbanken has selected BOMF as an investment opportunity f

26/03/2018 | News Releases
BlueOrchard and Calvert Impact Capital partner to scale up impact investing and foster sustainable and inclusive development in emerging and frontier markets

News release Building on common goals, Calvert Impact Capital has made a significant investment in BlueOrchard’s flagship fund to increase the access of low-income households to financial services in developing countries. Calvert Impact Capital and BlueOrchard share the goals of increasing access

28/02/2018 | News Releases
BlueOrchard-managed and IDB-backed fund creates tangible social impact in Latin and Central America

News release In excess of US$300 million disbursed to 400,000 micro-entrepreneurs across 13 countries; more than 60% women and over 40% rural clients reached Over its lifetime, the private debt fund reached its target size of US$150 million funded by public and private investors The Fund achieved a

17/01/2018 | News Releases
Switzerland’s leading impact investment manager BlueOrchard reports strong top quartile performance in 2017 – growth to continue in 2018

Results 2017 BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund (BOMF) becoming world’s largest microfinance fund reaching USD 1.3 bn and surpassing an annual net performance of USD 4% 50 new institutions financed and 3 new countries (Jordan, Vietnam and Honduras) have been added to BlueOrchard’s investment universe

18/12/2017 | News Releases
InsuResilience Investment Fund acquires stake in Skymet Weather Services

Zurich, 18 December 2017 – The InsuResilience Investment Fund, set up on behalf of the German government by KfW and managed by Swiss based Impact Investment Manager BlueOrchard Finance, has acquired a 26.8% stake in Noida-based Skymet Weather Services Private Ltd. Skymet is India’s largest w

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.