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Azure Partners

The Fund seeks to provide an attractive risk adjusted return through exposure to a portfolio of microfinance Private Equity fund.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Financial Services
  • Location Chemin d'Eysins, Nyon, VD, Switzerland
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2011
  • Employees 7
  • Website

Company Summary

Azure Partners is a Swiss based investment advisor specialized in microfinance. With a unique team combining microfinance, mainstream finance and emerging markets experience, we are advising several investment funds and institutional investors on their microfinance investment strategy. During the last 10 years, we have actively worked with the key players of the sector and invested alongside the vast majority of microfinance fund managers.


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    Vincent Oswald
    Co-founder & CEO

    Frontier markets – Microfinance – Negotiation – Deal conclusions • Investment Professional at BlueOrchard Finance responsible for Russia, Central Asia and the Caucasus • Financed Banks in Russia, Central Asia and the Caucasus for BNP Paribas • Opened Credit Suisse representative office in Moscow

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    Pauline Fruchaud
    Investment Manager

    Due Diligence - Frontier markets – Microfinance – Local market experience
    • Head of Eastern Europe for BlueOrchard
    • Led several workouts and negotiated debt restructuring agreements
    • Managed a portfolio of 500+ projects in local economic empowerment in Cuba

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    Gregoire Lecomte
    Investment Manager

    Due Diligence – Project Analysis – Risk Management Audit – Frontier Markets
    • Business Development for HuaAn Asset Management in Hong Kong
    • Credit Recovery, Securities Backed Lending and Real Estate Financing for Credit Suisse
    • Financial Services Risk Management Consultant for Ernst & Young

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    Jacques Roulet
    Risk Manager

    Asset Management – Risk Management – Private Equity Valuation
    • Chief Risk Officer / Head Investment Risk, Lombard Odier Asset Management
    • Head Quantitative Analysis & Risk, ABN AMRO PC Global
    • Head of Quantitative Research and New Products Development, MSCI

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    Jack Lowe
    Co-founder & Chairman

    Entrepreneur - Private Equity – Frontier markets – Microfinance
    • CEO of BlueOrchard Finance, Microfinance’s largest Fund Manager during his tenure
    • Partner at Montgomery Securities in charge of overseas activities
    • Manager of 4 Private Equity funds in both emerging and developed economies


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