chicago community Catalyst Fund

Institutional Community Capital

overview of the catalyst fund

Strategy

Neighborhood-focused manager-of-managers fund that will make targeted investments with qualified investment managers, which will invest in highest opportunity neighborhood projects.

Investment Approach

Flexible approach to investment across capital structure, with debt, mezzanine and equity investments in both small business and real estate opportunities.

Structure

Private investment vehicle that uses a manager-of-managers approach to investing with CDFI’s, SBIC’s and other small institutional managers. Seeded with $100 million investment from the City of Chicago

Operating / Investment Structure

Private investment vehicle that uses a manager-of-managers approach to investing with CDFI’s, SBIC’s and other small institutional managers

Modest fee structure due to flexible capital structure depending on individual mandates per investment type and structure (i.e. mezzanine, debt, equity, etc.)

Because no single manager is an expert at investing in all asset classes, using a manager-of-manager approach allows clients to have an expert asset manager working on each aspect of an investment at all times

Board of Directors & Advisors

David L. Reifman

Chicago's Commissioner of Planning & Development

Kurt A. Summers, Jr.

Chicago's City Treasurer

Board Chairman


Carole L. Brown

Chicago's Chief Financial Officer

Juan C. Avila

Managing Partner

Toroso Investments


Michelle Collins

President
Cambium LLC

Stuart A. Taylor, II

CEO

Taylor Group

Richard Price

Chairman & CEO

Mesirow Financial


Limited Partner Advisory Board

Named in 2018.

Request for Proposals & UPDATES

For reference: Past RFP Information, Response to Inquiries, Extended Deadline are available below.
Please note there are no open RFPs at this time.

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CONTACT US DIRECTLY:

General Inquiries: info@chicatalystfund.com


Investor Opportunities: investors@chicatalystfund.com


Consultant Applications: ConsultantRFP@chicatalystfund.com




Chicago Community Catalyst Fund