Schroders and BlueOrchard have entered into an agreement under which Schroders will acquire a majority stake in Swiss-based impact investment manager BlueOrchard.
Schroders' partnership with BlueOrchard supports the expansion of its sustainability capabilities. This will help to better serve clients who are increasingly seeking investments which have a beneficial impact on society and the environment, as well as generating positive financial returns. It also accelerates the growth of Schroders in private debt and private equity investments in emerging markets.
Partnering with Schroders enables BlueOrchard to further drive innovation and growth and increase its impact across emerging and frontier markets. Schroders' stable ownership structure and heritage is aligned with BlueOrchard's long-term investment philosophy. Sharing values and the desire to generate substantial impact together, Schroders is BlueOrchard's preferred strategic partner.
There will be no changes to the management team, processes or strategies that BlueOrchard manages. Peter A. Fanconi will remain as chairman of the Board of Directors and Patrick Scheurle as CEO of BlueOrchard.
Schroders will appoint Peter Harrison (group chief executive), Georg Wunderlin (global head of Private Assets), and Stephen Mills (executive chairman of Schroder Adveq) to the board. BlueOrchard's Board of Directors, consisting of both BlueOrchard's and Schroders' representatives will adopt joint strategic decisions.