Cliff Barber 

Partner, Chicago Rises    

Cliff Barber has over two decades of experience in management consulting and fund management. He is a former partner at a London-based boutique alternative asset management company with hedge fund, private equity and wealth management products. He is currently a partner at Chicago Rises, a new impact investing fund that seeks to make investments in business assets with high growth potential to deliver competitive returns to investors and to meaningfully address Chicago’s gun violence challenge. He comes to his current work at Chicago Rises with a keen understanding of local Chicago communities and challenges; he most recently led the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Renew My Church initiative as Chief Strategy Officer, but also has deep knowledge of impact investing having helped develop the vision for a recently closed $29 million impact fund for a syndicate of minority-owned CDFIs from across the nation. Cliff has an MBA for Harvard Business School, a General Course degree in economics from the London School of Economics and a BSc in economics from Grinnell College.

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