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CCM Partners with CNote

Jul 10, 2020 - Firm News by

Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) are entities that CCM has supported and invested in many different forms over our 20-year history. From short-term placements in CDFI issued notes to direct CDFI bond issuances, CCM continues to expand our opportunity set of liquid and high-quality investments. We are therefore excited to […]

GIIN’s 2020 Annual Impact Investor Survey

Jun 26, 2020 - Impact Investing by

Earlier this month, the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) released the 2020 Annual Impact Investor Survey highlighting some of the progress of impact investing over the past ten years. Now in its 10th edition, the survey features data and insights from more than 290 impact investors, that collectively represent USD […]

Juneteenth & Minority CARES

Jun 19, 2020 - ESG investing by

As a pioneer in impact and ESG investing, CCM continually looks to create initiatives and support investments that contribute to positive societal outcomes. In this week’s blog, we wanted to share some exciting updates and initiatives addressing social justice and racial equality: Juneteenth June 19, or Juneteenth, commemorates the ending […]

Mid-Year Markets Review

Jun 12, 2020 - Impact Investing by

In this week’s blog, Andy Kaufman, CCM’s chief investment officer, shares his thoughts on the markets for the first half of the year and what to expect for the remainder of 2020. “As we approach the close of the first half of the year, what many expected to be a […]

Impact Investing and Racial Equality

Jun 5, 2020 - Firm News by

In lieu of our weekly blog, this week we wanted to comment on the disturbing events that have taken place over the last week. As a leader in impact and ESG investing, we are deeply concerned about how everyday racism leads to systemic inequality. The troubling times we are facing […]

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 29, 2020 - COVID-19 by

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a date that has been observed since 1949 and focuses on the importance of taking care of one’s mental health by reaching people through the media, local events, and screenings.1 With one in every five people experiencing mental illness, this year’s theme “Tools 2 […]

Quarantine with our Furry Friends

May 22, 2020 - COVID-19 by

With many of us working from home during this period of quarantine and social distancing, we are not the only ones having to adapt to this new dynamic. Our pets are wondering why we are spending so much time with them and might even be acting a little bit different. […]

Supporting our Communities

May 15, 2020 - COVID-19 by

During these challenging times, CCM employees are participating in projects and volunteer activities supporting our local communities. This week’s blog spotlights some of these efforts. Charlotte MEDI – Charlotte MEDI was created in March 2020 as a response to COVID-19 and the shortage of face shields and cloth masks for […]

CCM’s $100 Million COVID-19 Relief Initiative

May 8, 2020 - COVID-19 by

Earlier this week,  CCM announced the launch of its new $100 million initiative to invest in COVID-19 relief efforts. Monies raised will look to invest in market-rate bonds financing a variety of community development activities including economic recovery programs, small businesses, and affordable housing. The $100 million initiative is not […]

Fed Expands Muni-Debt Program

May 1, 2020 - COVID-19 by

On Monday, April 27, the Federal Reserve (Fed) announced an expansion to the Municipal Liquidity Facility (MLF), a $500 billion emergency lending program for state and local governments enduring the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The new expansion also lowered by 50 percent the population threshold criteria needed to […]