Organisation

BlueOrchard (BOF)

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Organisation general information
Organisation name: 
BlueOrchard Finance Ltd.
Founding year: 
2001
Country: 
Switzerland
Total number of staff: 
75
Resources dedicated to microfinance: 
55
Percentage of microfinance activities: 
Between 70 and 100%
Type of organisation: 
For profit
 
Impact investing Emerging Market Asset Management Company, Fund Manager
Organisation's contact person
Contact person: 
Maria Teresa Zappia
Address: 
9 rue du Commerce,
1204
Geneva
Switzerland
Phone: 
+41 22 596 4795
Organisation summary
Mission: 

BlueOrchard is a leading global impact investment manager. The firm is dedicated to fostering inclusive and climate-smart growth, while providing attractive returns for investors. BlueOrchard was founded in 2001, by initiative of the UN, as the world’s first commercial manager of microfinance debt investments. Today, BlueOrchard provides investors around the world with premium investment solutions, including credit, private equity, and sustainable infrastructure. Being an expert in innovative blended finance mandates, the firm is a trusted partner of leading global development finance institutions. With a major global presence and offices on four continents, BlueOrchard has invested to date more than USD 4,7bn across 70 emerging and frontier markets, enabling tangible social impact. BlueOrchard is a licensed Swiss asset manager authorized by FINMA. Its Luxembourg entity is a licensed alternative investment fund manager (AIFM) authorized by CSSF. For additional information, please visit: www.blueorchard.com.

Type of intervention: 
  • Subsidies in staff time (e.g. research / information dissemination)
  • Private Equity, Fixed income (senior loans, subordinated loans, and bonds), Technical Assistance (Capacity building for its investees across sectors; education finance, MSME finance, climate risk insurance, sustainability)
Countries of intervention: 
Programmes open to all regions.
Areas of intervention: 
  • Macro level: Supporting networks and associations, Strengthening national/regional microfinance support sector, Research and Industry benchmarks, Platform open to industry, Peers, Academia
  • Intermediate level: Microfinance investment vehicules, Gender, Youth, Microinsurance for climate risk mitigation, Social performance measurement, Education Finance, Climate Finance, Rural Finance, Sustainable Infrastructure
  • Micro level: Capital/equity investments, Financial product development and innovation, Energy products, or other products related to environmental issues, Performance (financial and social), Technical Assistance and capacity building activities, Academic research, Impact and performances studies
Main competences: 
  • Micro, small and medium enterprise Finance
  • Climate Finance
  • Education Finance
  • Sustainable Infrastructure
  • Social performance and Impact measurement