BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund

The first private and fully commercial microfinance investment fund worldwide

Why invest

  • Solid 20 years track record
  • 4.35 % annualized return since inception
  • Purest microfinance debt (no equity or FX risk)
  • Low correlation to other asset classes
  • Highly optimized risk/return profile
  • State of the art investment process combining rigorous on site due-diligence, proprietary research and tools with strong risk management
  • Double bottom line investments: financial return and social impact

Financial profile

  • Correlation to MSCI World -0.05
  • 1.87 Sharpe ratio since inception
  • Target return: USD 6M LIBOR+ 300 – 400 basis points p.a gross of fees.
  • Strong geographical diversification, low volatility

Investment strategy

The BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund (BOMF) was founded in 1998 as the first private and fully commercial microfinance investment fund in the world. Since its inception, it has been managed, by investing in microfinance institutions in emerging and frontier markets, with systematic currency hedging. The Fund aims to allow investors to obtain stable and attractive financial returns while fostering financial inclusion.

Social impact

The BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund fosters financial inclusion and shared prosperity. Microfinance institutions provide loan capital and increasingly savings, insurance and related products to low-income groups, enabling them to create and grow income-generating activities and to break out of poverty. The BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund supports microfinance institutions in expanding their outreach, improving the quality and appropriateness of their financial services, and encourage the development of new products such as savings, insurance and payment services.

The BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund has received independent verification for its alignment with the Principles. Read the full disclosure statement here.

Impact KPIs

Figures as of June 2021

microentrepreneurs reached by MFIs in the portfolio
employees in MFIs in the portfolio
rural clients
female clients
USD 3,541
median loan across MFIs

SDGs addressed by the Fund

SDG-01 SDG-02 SDG-03 SDG-04 SDG-05
SDG-07 SDG-08 SDG-09 SDG-10 SDG-17
Fund documents
  • Monthly report - class P
  • Monthly report - class I
  • BOMF share-classes list
  • Trade calendar 2022
  • Fund SFDR: Article 9
Taxable values
  • German-domiciled investors
  • Italian-domiciled investors
  • UK-domiciled investors 2021

Taxable values, Swiss-domiciled investors: FR / DE

Taxable values for investors domiciled in Austria: DE

Fund facts

  • Fund name

    BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund

  • Fund structure

    SICAV Luxembourg, part II

  • Investment manager

    BlueOrchard Finance Ltd

  • Alternative Investment Fund Manager

    BlueOrchard Asset Management (Luxembourg) S.A.

  • Date of inception

    18 September 1998

  • Fund currency

    USD / EUR / CHF / GBP / NOK / SEK

  • P share terms

  • Subscriptions

    Monthly, 1 day notice

  • Redemptions

    Monthly, 30 days notice

  • Minimum investment

    USD/EUR/CHF/SEK 10’000

  • Management fee


  • I share terms

  • Subscriptions

    Monthly, 1 day notice

  • Redemptions

    Monthly, 90 days notice

  • Minimum investment

    USD/EUR/CHF/GBP 5'000'000

  • Management fee



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