BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund

The first private and fully commercial microfinance investment fund worldwide

Why invest

  • Solid track record of more than 15 years
  • 4.35 % annualized return since inception
  • Purest microfinance debt (no equity or FX risk)
  • Low correlation to other asset classes
  • Highly optimized risk/return profile
  • State of the art investment process combining rigorous on site due-diligence, proprietary research and tools with strong risk management
  • Double bottom line investments: financial return and social impact

Financial profile

  • Correlation to MSCI World -0.06
  • 1.43 Sharpe ratio since inception
  • Target return: USD 6M LIBOR+ 300 – 400 basis points p.a.
  • Strong geographical diversification, low volatility

Investment Strategy

The BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund (BOMF) was founded in 1998 as the first private and fully commercial microfinance investment fund in the world. Since its inception, it has been managed strategically as a pure fixed-income fund, investing in microfinance institutions in emerging and frontier markets, with systematic currency hedging. This allows investors to obtain stable and attractive financial returns while fostering financial inclusion. It is open to institutional and private investors in USD/EUR/CHF. 

Social impact

The BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund fosters financial inclusion and shared prosperity. Microfinance institutions provide loan capital and increasingly savings, insurance and related products to low-income groups, enabling them to create and grow income-generating activities and to break out of poverty. The BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund supports microfinance institutions in expanding their outreach, improving the quality and appropriateness of their financial services, and encourage the development of new products such as savings, insurance and payment services.

Fund Documents
  • Monthly Report - Class P
  • Monthly Report - Class I
  • Subscription and redemption dates
Taxable Values
  • German-domiciled investors
  • Italian-domiciled investors
  • UK-domiciled investors

Key investor information for the BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund for non-professional investors domiciled in the Netherlands:

Taxable values, Swiss-domiciled investors: FR / DE

Fund Facts

  • Fund Name

    BlueOrchard Microfinance Fund

  • Fund structure

    SICAV Luxembourg, part II

  • Investment manager

    BlueOrchard Finance Ltd

  • Date of inception

    18 September 1998

  • Fund currency

    USD / EUR / CHF

  • P Share Terms

  • Subscriptions

    Monthly, 1 day notice

  • Redemptions

    Monthly, 30 days notice

  • Minimum Investment

    USD/EUR/CHF 10’000

  • Management Fee


  • I Share Terms

  • Subscriptions

    Monthly, 1 day notice

  • Redemptions

    Quarterly, 45 days notice

  • Minimum Investment

    USD/EUR/CHF 5'000'000

  • Management Fee



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