May 2022

The Big Get Bigger? Growth Trends in the CDFI Industry, 2019-2021

2022-05-11T07:44:33-05:00

The Big Get Bigger? Growth Trends in the CDFI Industry, 2019-2021 Since mid-2020, Aeris has issued quarterly CDFI loan funds trends reports tracking the industry’s performance during the Covid pandemic. Readers will recall that our analyses over the past six quarters generally found that CDFIs yet again proved themselves to be [...]

The Big Get Bigger? Growth Trends in the CDFI Industry, 2019-20212022-05-11T07:44:33-05:00

February 2022

CDFI Loan Funds Trends Report for 9/30/2021

2022-02-07T17:42:10-05:00

CDFI Loan Funds Trends Report for 9/30/2021 As of 9/30/21, CDFI loan fund performance continued to shine. While quality was strong, loans outstanding began to decrease. Aeris has examined CDFI loan fund performance through 9/30/21 using sector-specific median measurements in the Aeris® Explorer peer analytic tool. In September 2021, the Delta variant of [...]

CDFI Loan Funds Trends Report for 9/30/20212022-02-07T17:42:10-05:00

December 2021

Beyond Measurement: Impact Management and CDFIs

2021-12-03T08:04:56-05:00

Beyond Measurement: Impact Management and CDFIs By Paige Chapel, President & CEO, Aeris Since long before the term “impact investing” was uttered, CDFIs have made financial investments generating deep and measurable impact in underserved communities in the U.S. Today, the growth and maturation of impact investing on a global scale is leading to [...]

Beyond Measurement: Impact Management and CDFIs2021-12-03T08:04:56-05:00

October 2021

What’s new in the discussions on impact between CDFIs and their investors?

2021-10-19T10:32:04-05:00

What’s new in the discussions on impact between CDFIs and their investors? Aeris invited 145 CDFIs which are rated by or reporting to Aeris to participate in our 2021 CDFI Survey, and to share their recent experience discussing impact with investors. As socially-minded investors, policymakers, and others have increasingly discovered CDFIs as experienced [...]

What’s new in the discussions on impact between CDFIs and their investors?2021-10-19T10:32:04-05:00

Loan Portfolios and Total Assets of Small Business Lenders Increase through Q2 2021

2021-10-13T07:33:21-05:00

Loan Portfolios and Total Assets of Small Business Lenders Increase through Q2 2021 Concerns about deployment ease as CDFI small business lenders’ deployment ratios rise, while total assets also grow; loan portfolio performance holds firm for all CDFI loan types We are pleased to provide this fifth quarterly update in the Aeris CDFI [...]

Loan Portfolios and Total Assets of Small Business Lenders Increase through Q2 20212021-10-13T07:33:21-05:00

July 2021

When will CDFI portfolio deterioration come? Not yet. Maybe not in this economic cycle.

2021-07-07T10:40:54-05:00

When will CDFI portfolio deterioration come? Not yet. Maybe not in this economic cycle. Portfolios continue to perform the same as or better than in previous periods; CDFIs continue to attract contributions and new investments. Aeris collects and standardizes quarterly performance data on 145 CDFI loan funds. These data are made available through [...]

When will CDFI portfolio deterioration come? Not yet. Maybe not in this economic cycle.2021-07-07T10:40:54-05:00

April 2021

CDFIs Continue to Outperform Expectations in the Face of COVID Crisis

2021-04-20T09:58:37-05:00

CDFIs Continue to Outperform Expectations in the Face of COVID Crisis CDFI loan portfolio performance continued to hold through 12/31/20, while CDFIs shored up reserves and attracted high levels of contributions This is the third in a series of CDFI trend reports tracking CDFI performance in the recession One year into the [...]

CDFIs Continue to Outperform Expectations in the Face of COVID Crisis2021-04-20T09:58:37-05:00

January 2021

How are CDFIs Faring as the COVID Crisis Deepens?

2021-01-20T10:35:54-05:00

How are CDFIs Faring as the COVID Crisis Deepens? CDFI small business lending activity increases, while performance holds firm through 9/30/2020 This is the second in a series of CDFI trend reports tracking CDFI performance in the recession In 2020, Aeris began publishing a CDFI loan funds trend report on the [...]

How are CDFIs Faring as the COVID Crisis Deepens?2021-01-20T10:35:54-05:00

October 2020

Checking in on the Economic First Responders

2020-10-21T09:02:58-05:00

Checking in on the Economic First Responders As they face down the greatest economic emergency in a generation, how are CDFIs faring? October 21, 2020 When the first Covid-19-related shutdowns happened in March, many felt that community businesses¹ would take a short-term hit but would bounce back with warming temperatures and [...]

Checking in on the Economic First Responders2020-10-21T09:02:58-05:00

April 2020

Aeris Offering New Investors Free Access to CDFI Performance Map Data

2020-05-04T14:04:19-05:00

Aeris Offering New Investors Free Access to CDFI Performance Map Data Amidst a deepening economic crisis associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, CDFIs are springing into action, reprising the role of “economic first responders” that they have played during past crises. CDFIs are creating emergency loan funds for small businesses, restructuring loans, suspending interest [...]

Aeris Offering New Investors Free Access to CDFI Performance Map Data2020-05-04T14:04:19-05:00
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