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Access Capital is a pioneer in the creation of secondary markets for Community Development Investments. Founded in 1997 and acquired by RBC GAM-US in 2008, Access Capital actively manages $670 million in community investments located in 48 states and 2 territories as of September 30, 2013.
Our core investment approach is to create specialized mortgages and asset-backed securities that support low- and moderate-income homebuyers, affordable housing, education, health care and job creation in underserved communities.
We believe a well-crafted, economically targeted investment strategy can build stronger communities and deliver competitive risk-adjusted returns.
| Ron Homer
||Institutional Portfolio Manager
|Ron Homer is a member of our Client Service Portfolio Management Team. Ron communicates with our Access Capital clients and coordinates our efforts to ensure that each client receives the most appropriate investment solutions and service. He also serves as President of the Access Capital Community Investment Fund. Before joining RBC GAM-US in July 2008, Ron served as the chief executive officer of Access Capital Strategies LLC. Prior to co-founding Access Capital, he was the president and chief executive officer of the Boston Bank of Commerce, New England’s largest minority-owned financial institution. During Ron’s tenure, the bank was a leading lender in affordable housing, home mortgages, small business, and community development in Boston. He also formerly served as a director at Sallie Mae and the Nynex telephone companies. Ron began his career in the financial services industry in 1969. He earned a BA from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of Rochester. Ron also holds honorary degrees from the University of Massachusetts-Boston and Cambridge College. He is a past chairman of the National Bankers Association and a former member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors Consumer Advisory Council. Ron was the founding chair of the American Bankers Association Center for Community Development. He is the Vice Chair and a founding board member of the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City.