The CCM Community Impact Bond Fund* (the Fund) is an investment-grade, intermediate duration bond fund that seeks to preserve capital, deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns, and serve as the ballast in a portfolio while investing in well-researched bonds that have direct and measurable positive societal impacts.
The Fund’s impact criteria primarily focus on the use of bond proceeds and documentation of their expected environmental and social outcomes, with most bonds qualifying under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) of 1977. An additional offering is customization whereby shareholder meeting minimum requirements can tailor their capital to support specific geographies, impact themes, or impact initiatives, a benefit accompanied by customized impact reporting. The Fund invests in securities that we consider to be fossil fuel free. If we invest in a bond whose use of proceeds will be used to finance activities or projects in clean and renewable energy, or other activities that may contribute to the transition to a more sustainable economy, we may invest in those bonds even if the issuer’s revenue or profits are partially derived from the fossil fuel sector.
CRAIX was launched in August 1999 to help banks garner positive consideration on the investment test portion of their CRA exams.
CRANX was launched in March 2007 in response to institutional investor demand for a core fixed income impact investment fund.
*Effective March 1, 2021 the Fund’s name changed from CRA Qualified Investment Fund to CCM Community Impact Bond Fund.