BlueOrchard Finance Ltd appointed SGSS in Luxembourg to provide fund services for Japan ASEAN women empowerment fund.
Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) in Luxembourg has been mandated by BlueOrchard Finance Ltd, a globally leading impact investment manager specialized in fostering inclusive finance and sustainable growth, to provide a broad range of fund services for its recently launched JAPAN ASEAN Women Empowerment Fund (JAWEF), a Luxembourg specialized investment fund.
The fund plans to invest USD 120 million in a diversified portfolio of mainly microfinance institutions focused on providing lending facilities predominantly to female micro and small entrepreneurs to empower women in South Asian and South East Asian countries*.
Services provided by SGSS would include fund administration services and all reporting requirements (risk management, reporting…), custody and trustee services, transfer agency services and domiciliation and ancillary services.
The fund will be investing in a diversified portfolio, mainly in microfinance debt instruments, in ASEAN countries.