George Ashton

George joined LISC in 2018 bringing over 20 years of finance and management experience. He currently serves as President of LISC Fund Management, where he has built a business line and team focused on the creation and deployment of multidimensional private equity/private debt impact funds. Each of these funds pursues a range of high-impact real estate or business investments that create jobs, fuel small businesses, revitalize commercial areas, improve housing, expand local incomes and make communities safer and stronger. Since inception, the group has launched eight innovative impact funds with an aggregate value of over $800M on behalf of institutional investors, family offices, corporate citizens, and municipal stakeholders.

George previously served as Co-founder and President of Sol System, a Washington, D.C.-based renewable energy investment firm. There, George worked closely with multinational banks, insurers and energy providers on innovative funds and financial structures, deploying more than $1 billion in tax equity, cash equity and debt over the last decade into renewable energy projects. He also raised and deployed a combined $700 million in project-level debt funds, sponsor equity infrastructure funds and tax equity infrastructure funding. Prior to that, he spent seven years at Fannie Mae where he purchased portfolios of whole loan mortgages and traded mortgage-backed securities on behalf of the 50 large bank relationships he managed with transaction volumes totaling more than $50B in his last year with the firm. George holds a BA in Finance and Economics from William and Mary College and an MBA from University of Maryland.

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