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Scaling U.S. Community Investing: Creating Liquidity in Impact Investing

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Thursday, May 26, 2016
10 a.m.-11:15 a.m. CT | 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. ET

During this Exploring Innovation in Community Development webinar series from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, we will explore some of the key themes, gaps and opportunities outlined in the report co-authored by Michael Swack and Eric Hangen, Scaling U.S. Community Investing: The Investor-Product Interface.

The second webinar on May 26 will focus on one of the greatest weaknesses of impact investment products — a lack of liquidity, which causes many investors and, in turn, product managers to focus on short-term products. The absence of secondary markets to buy and sell such investments results in most investors being unwilling to invest for longer than seven to 10 years.  According to one CDFI intermediary, "We have not historically been able to raise capital at the term that most community investment projects need."

Speakers will focus on what is being done to create secondary markets that will allow for more liquidity and thus more investment. They include:

  • Frank Altman, President and CEO, Community Reinvestment Fund
  • Deborah Momsen-Hudson, Vice President and Director of Secondary Marketing, Self-Help Credit Union

Participation in this webinar is free; however, registration is required. Register for this session at the Exploring Innovation in Community Development website

Mark your calendar now for the final webinar in this series:

  • June 23, 2016 — Scaling U.S. Community Investing: Unleashing the Potential of Individual Investors

Listen to the archived first session: