Ron Homer leads RBC Global Asset Management’s impact investing effort. Ron is responsible for servicing the firm’s impact investing clients and ensuring that investment solutions are implemented based on each client’s customized impact requirements.
Ron’s background and extensive experience in community investing enables him to identify a broad range of impact investment solutions for clients. Before joining RBC GAM-US, Ron was co-founder and chief executive officer of Access Capital Strategies LLC, an investment adviser specializing in community investments that was acquired by RBC GAM-US in 2008.
Previously, Ron enjoyed an extensive banking career including thirteen years as president and chief executive officer of the Boston Bank of Commerce. As an industry veteran, Ron is often sought to consult with leading government officials on a variety of community impact issues. He has held several leadership positions for industry trade associations and served on the boards of numerous organizations including Sallie Mae, Nynex Telephone and the Boston Foundation.
Ron is chair and a founding board member for the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, a research organization founded by Harvard Professor Michael Porter to promote private sector investment in America’s inner cities.
Ron chaired the board of Massachusetts Housing—an industry leader among state housing finance agencies—since the height of the housing crisis in 2009 through the end of 2015. He earned a BA from the University of Notre Dame and a MBA from the University of Rochester, and holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.
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