Swiss asset manager BlueOrchard has received the authorisation for its Luxembourg entity, BlueOrchard Asset Management (Luxembourg) SA, to act as a Ucits management company.
The authorisation demonstrates BlueOrchard’s ability to meet high regulatory demands and underlines the company’s standards in investment and governance processes, risk management as well as transparency.
The Ucits license allows BlueOrchard to further complement the range of its investment solutions offering and to continue on its strategic path to position the company as the leading multi-asset class impact investment manager.
The company will launch a Ucits fund, responding to investors’ demand for liquid microfinance investment strategies. The soon to be launched Emerging Markets Impact Bond fund fills the investment gap in social development financing by investing in selected frontier and emerging markets bonds of corporations including quasi-sovereigns with significant impact activities.
“The new Ucits set up allows us to further innovate in the impact space. The Emerging Markets Impact Bond fund expands our cross asset class offering meaningfully,” said Peter A. Fanconi, chairman of the board of BlueOrchard.
The company recently opened an office in Singapore to bolster its presence in the Asia-Pacific region.