Community Capital Management Assumes Advisory Role for Impact Mortgage ETF

ETF Aims to Reduce the Racial Wealth Gap by Supporting Affordable Housing for Minority and Low- and Moderate-Income Families 

Ft. Lauderdale, FL, March 19, 2024: Community Capital Management, LLC (CCM), a leading impact and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing manager, is excited to announce it is now the advisor for the exchange-traded fund (ETF) it previously sub-advised for Impact Shares. The CCM Affordable Housing MBS ETF (NYSE: OWNS) was launched in 2021 and invests in agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS) backed by pools of mortgage loans made to minority families, low- and moderate-income (LMI) families, and/or families that live in persistent poverty areas.

Investments in OWNS includes home loans in census tracts where more than 50% of the population is non-white and at least 40% of the population is living at or below the poverty line. Additionally, OWNS includes loans in counties where 20% or more of the population has lived in poverty for more than 20 years and loans to minority borrowers or loans originated in a census tract where more than 50% of the population is a minority.

“OWNS offers investors a capital markets solution for bridging the racial wealth gap to help address the affordable housing crisis in the U.S. and looks to make a positive impact on the well-being of individuals, families, and communities,” said Alyssa Greenspan, CEO and president of CCM. “Since OWNS’ inception, CCM has invested more than $100 million in impact MBS with an estimated average of $38,000 in wealth generation over the length on each mortgage’s investment period through December 31, 2023.”

“Homeownership is one of the largest sources of wealth among families, with the median value of a primary residence worth about 10 times the median value of financial assets held by families[1], and its benefits are far-reaching from enhancing childhood development to increasing employment in local communities to mental and physical well-being,” said David Sand, chief impact strategist at CCM. “A hallmark of CCM’s strategy is the ability to geographically target, providing customized impact solutions to our clients. Affordable housing for LMI and minority borrowers has been a primary focus for CCM since its inception in 1999 and we are excited to assume its advisory role.”

Greenspan added: “We are thrilled to have had catalytic seed investors, including banks, insurance companies, and community foundations, help launch OWNS in 2021, and are excited to share its positive impact outcomes with new investors. OWNS enables all types of investors the opportunity to provide capital to help reduce the racial wealth gap through affordable homeownership.”

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 Carefully consider OWNS’ investment objectives, risk factors, charges, and expenses before investing. This and additional information can be found in its prospectus, which may be obtained by calling 844-448-3383, or by visiting Read the prospectus carefully before investing.

Shares of any ETF are bought and sold at market price (not NAV), may trade at a discount or premium to NAV and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns.

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. Bonds and bond funds are subject to interest rate risk and will decline in value as interest rates rise. Mortgage-backed securities are subject to prepayment and extension risk and therefore react differently to changes in interest rates than other bonds. Small movements in interest rates may quickly and significantly reduce the value of certain mortgage-backed securities. This Fund is non-diversified. As an actively managed Fund, it does not seek to replicate a specified index.

OWNS is distributed by SEI Investments Distribution Co., with is not affiliated with Community Capital Management, LLC (CCM), the Investment Adviser for the Fund.

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