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BlueOrchard set to launch two impact funds amid acquisitions

BlueOrchard set to launch two impact funds amid acquisitions

Zurich-based impact investing specialist BlueOrchard plans to launch two new impact funds, the firm has announced.

The company will unveil its Impact Bond fund in autumn 2017. The new strategy will invest in frontier and emerging market bonds of corporations including quasi-sovereigns with significant impact activities. The goal of the fund is to close the investment gap in social development financing.

BlueOrchard is also set to introduce the Caucasus Real Estate fund in September. The strategy will invest in energy-efficient and climate neutral property investments in the Caucasus region.

The firm has also announced the acquisition of the TERNES Real Estate fund, a pioneer in collective real estate in Georgia. This move is meant to broaden the firm’s sustainable infrastructure expertise.

Earlier in June BlueOrchard completed another acquisition. The impact investing specialist bought a 25% equity stake in Zurich-based Carnot Capital.

The firm invests in companies with energy and resource efficient technologies and is supervised by Finma.

The firm manages the Carnot Efficient Energy and the Carnot Efficient Resources funds and is supervised by Finma.

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