Media Coverage

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
Funds Europe
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.

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.

15/05/2020 | Media Coverage
Citywire Switzerland
BlueOrchard CIO on how to use impact investing effectively

The trend towards sustainable investing continues to gather momentum, with investors increasingly seeking not just financial returns, but also to make a positive contribution to the world around them.

15/05/2020 | Media Coverage
Investments & Pension Europe
Impact principles: Held to account

How will the IFC’s impact investment principles help investors seeking transparency and clarity about their investments? “There can be a tendency to fall for the showcase, anecdotal story without looking at consistency. However, the principles zoom up from transaction to portfolio and fund level

12/05/2020 | Media Coverage
Environmental Finance
BlueOrchard, Schroders developing microfinance relief fund

Impact investor BlueOrchard and Schroders are developing a blended finance fund that will target Covid-19 relief efforts for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in emerging markets.

11/05/2020 | Media Coverage
Markets Media
EM Sustainable Bond Issuance Contracts

BlueOrchard Finance, part of the Schroders group, is collaborating with a number of potential investors, to develop a new fund  to provide funding for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in emerging and frontier markets that have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

30/04/2020 | Media Coverage
Impact Alpha
Impact management is hot: Recapping Agents of Impact Call No. 15 (audio)

Maria Teresa Zappia of Blue Orchard said documenting the firm’s impact management processes and completing the verification process helped her team make the case to management for why changes to the process needed to be made.

09/04/2020 | Media Coverage
allnews
Investir dans des obligations sociales pour faire face au COVID-19

Philipp Müller, le directeur de BlueOrchard, explique le rôle que peut jouer l’investissement d’impact face à l’épidémie.

07/04/2020 | Media Coverage
Finanz Alternativa (Italy)
Coronavirus, la microfinanza come soluzione anti-panico. Articolo di Philippe Müller

La continua diffusione del coronavirus (Covid-19) ha portato a crescenti timori riguardo all’impatto su catene di approvvigionamento, turismo e domanda globale.

23/03/2020 | Media Coverage
Citywire Asia
Impact investment manager names new chief

BlueOrchard, a swiss impact investment manager, has named Philipp Muller as its new CEO. Muller replaces Patrick Scheurle, who is resigning from his position to pursue new entrepreneurial challenges.

20/03/2020 | Media Coverage
Expert Investor Europe
People Moves: Commerz Real and BlueOrchard

Philipp Müller has been promoted to chief executive of BlueOrchard, starting from 1 April 2020, subject to regulatory approval. He will replace Patrick Scheurle who resigned to pursue entrepreneurial challenges.

19/03/2020 | Media Coverage
IPE
People moves: Danish pensions giant names chairs

BlueOrchard – The global impact investment manager and member of the Schroders group has appointed Philipp Müller as its new CEO as of 1 April 2020, subject to regulatory approval.

19/03/2020 | Media Coverage
Citywire Selector
Schroders’ impact boutique names new CEO and investment head

Schroders’ impact boutique BlueOrchard has appointed head of investment solutions Philipp Müller as its new CEO.

19/03/2020 | Media Coverage
Finews
Wechsel an der Spitze von Blue Orchard

Beim kürzlich übernommenen Mikrofinanzspezialisten Blue Orchard kommt es zu einem CEO-Wechsel. Patrick Scheurle verlässt das Unternehmen, das für die Nachfolge eine interne Lösung gefunden hat.

13/03/2020 | Media Coverage
Investir.ch
La microfinance contre les inégalités de genre

Comment l’investissement en microfinance peut-il soutenir les femmes entrepreneures et contribuer à combler l’écart de crédit?

11/03/2020 | Media Coverage
Allnews
La microfinance pour soutenir les femmes entrepreneures

Patrick Scheurle, directeur de BlueOrchard, explique pourquoi promouvoir l’entrepreneuriat féminin est important, non seulement pour lutter contre les inégalités, mais aussi pour construire des économies plus fortes.

09/03/2020 | Media Coverage
DPN
Schroders steigert AUM auf über 590 Milliarden Euro

Zudem war das Jahr geprägt durch die Übernahme des Impact-Investors BlueOrchard und die Einführung von Schroders Personal Wealth, einem Joint Venture mit der Lloyds Banking Group.

05/03/2020 | Media Coverage
Verdict.co.uk
Schroders profit slips in 2019 even as AUM surges to £500.2bn

Last year, Schroders and Lloyds Banking Group launched their joint financial planning business called Schroders Personal Wealth. Besides, in 2019, Schroders snapped up the wealth management arm of Thirdrock Group, Blue Asset Management, and a majority stake in BlueOrchard.

05/03/2020 | Media Coverage
City AM
Schroders profit falls as investors turn their back on equities

“The year saw three notable events: the successful launch of Schroders Personal Wealth, the start of the transfer of the Scottish Widows mandate to Schroders and the establishment of a market-leading position in impact investing and micro-finance through our acquisition of BlueOrchard.”