Swiss-based impact investment manager BlueOrchard has launched a Ucits-compliant Emerging Markets SDG Impact Bond fund to grant retail and institutional investors access to a liquid impact fund.
The fund is designed for investors that seek a scalable and liquid alternative to traditional micro-finance funds.
It invests in bond issuances from corporations and public/private financial institutions that finance or engage in impact activities which advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The fund will invest in a diversified portfolio in emerging and frontier markets with the goal of providing retail and institutional investors with a scalable, impact oriented alternative to traditional fixed income products.
The new strategy, registered in Luxembourg and managed by BlueOrchard Asset Management (Luxembourg), SA is accessible to investors with a variety of share classes in different currencies to suit investor requirements.
The fund is managed by an experienced team that combines a unique field presence, proprietary rating methodologies and broad hedging capabilities to deliver innovative impact investment products.