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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.
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.
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.
Philipp Müller, le directeur de BlueOrchard, explique le rôle que peut jouer l’investissement d’impact face à l’épidémie.
La continua diffusione del coronavirus (Covid-19) ha portato a crescenti timori riguardo all’impatto su catene di approvvigionamento, turismo e domanda globale.
Schroders’ impact boutique BlueOrchard has appointed head of investment solutions Philipp Müller as its new CEO.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”