SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IMPACT Community Capital is a pioneering registered investment advisor with a 20-year track record managing investments that are ESG-focused and aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). IMPACT is expanding its team in response to the rapidly growing interest in ESG investing by institutional investors and is excited to announce that Melissa Radic, CFA, CAIA, has joined IMPACT as Director of Investor Relations and Capital Markets.
Radic joins IMPACT's senior management team and in her role is responsible for directing the execution of IMPACT’s marketing and sales strategy, leading investor relations and increasing the firm’s assets under management through the development of new investor relationships.
Radic comes to IMPACT following a successful career at BlackRock, where she headed up the firm’s insurance business for the West Coast. In this role, she was responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with insurance and other institutional clients to provide custom investment solutions. Earlier in her career, Radic served as a Vice President for Institutional Sales at BlackRock, where she supported variable annuity wholesalers and financial professionals among BlackRock’s insurance clients.
“We are excited that Melissa has joined IMPACT’s growing team, bringing an impressive capital-raising track record with expertise in our core institutional market,” said Jeff Brenner, IMPACT’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Melissa’s direct experience working with insurance companies and other institutional investors is perfectly aligned with our strategic vision. Founded by major insurance companies, IMPACT works with institutional investors seeking risk-adjusted returns from ESG-targeted investments like affordable housing.”
“I am thrilled to be joining the IMPACT team,” Radic said. “For many years, I have respected IMPACT’s founders as sophisticated, diligent investors and I am thankful for this opportunity to share with other institutions the platform this group has cultivated for 20 years. I am really looking forward to connecting investors with communities seeking our support, especially during this time of heightened need.”
Radic received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Princeton University, where she specialized in operations research and financial engineering, and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She currently serves on the board of Financial Women of San Francisco, an organization dedicated to advancing professionalism in finance and financial services by promoting the development, career progress and leadership of women in the field.
Founded in 1998 by leading insurance companies to generate institutional-quality, purpose-driven investments, IMPACT Community Capital is a pioneer in impact investing and was among the first to use securitization to deliver capital in scale for affordable housing. The firm has now originated $2 billion of institutional quality investments in affordable housing, healthcare, childcare and economic opportunities. IMPACT is the one-stop shop for investors seeking investments aligned with the SDGs without compromising investment quality. For more information: impactcapital.net.