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BlueOrchard flagship fund hits CHF 2.3bn AUM

The company’s Microfinance and SDG Impact Bond strategies both saw a significant boost throughout 2019.

BlueOrchard flagship fund hits CHF 2.3bn AUM

BlueOrchard’s flagship Microfinance fund reached USD 2.4bn (CHF 2.3bn) in AUM by the end of December 2019.

The BlueOrchard SDG Impact Bond strategy, launched in August 2018, also saw significant growth throughout the year, exceeding USD 350m (CHF 340m) by the end of 2019. 

The Japanese ASEAN Women Empowerment fund (JAWEF) doubled in size to USD 241m (CHF 234m). The fund, which was launched in 2016, is aimed at addressing the financing gap for women in Asia.

As BlueOrchard was purchased by Schroders in July 2019, the company cannot disclose its total AUM until Schroders announces its full-year results in March.

As of 30 June 2019, BlueOrchard had CHF 3.4bn AUM.

‘The desire to combine a positive social impact with achieving a financial return is becoming increasingly prominent in investors’ minds. As the appetite for impact investing continues to build, we are excited to be able to provide innovative solutions across a range of asset classes that allow investors to contribute to solving pressing global challenges such as poverty, inequality and the consequences of climate change,’ said Peter Fanconi, BlueOrchard’s chairman of the board.

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