NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has named Semper Capital Management, L.P. a finalist in the 2018 Corporate Citizenship Awards, in the category of Best Corporate Steward, Small and Middle-Market Business.
"At Semper, we measure the success of the firm not only on the basis of financial performance, but also by the positive contributions we make, as a team and as individuals, in giving back to the community and our country," commented Greg Parsons, CEO.
The Corporate Citizenship Awards, also known as the Citizens Awards, honor excellence in corporate citizenship. Over the past 19 years, some of the most accomplished social and community initiatives within the business sector have been recognized with this distinction.
One of the foundational pillars of Semper's culture is a belief in contributing to something bigger than one's self, a belief that is rooted in Greg Parsons' background serving in the United States Marine Corps. This guiding principle is manifested into action through the firm's partnership with Habitat for Humanity NYC and work with military veterans.
Twice a year, the entire firm works on rehabilitating homes with Habitat for Humanity NYC, demonstrating a collective commitment to finding solutions to the shortage of affordable housing. The firm's work with military veterans focuses on two priorities: helping our country's heroes transition to civilian life through work with organizations such as Hiring our Heroes and The Heroes Journey, and supporting their families by providing scholarships and mentorship through a partnership with the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. This year, Semper instituted a program, "Semper Gives Back," that encourages each employee to donate 40 paid working hours each year to a charitable cause of their choice, and employees are recognized for their contributions.
The winners of the 2018 Citizens Awards will be announced on November 15 at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Learn more about the awards program here.
About Semper Capital Management
Semper Capital is an independent investment management firm specializing in mortgage- and asset-backed securities, asset-based lending, and other structured credit investments. Semper Capital offers institutional and high net worth investors access to multiple securitized debt-centric investment platforms, ranging from private absolute return and index-based strategies to registered mutual funds and custom managed accounts. Semper Capital has been an SEC registered investment advisor since 1992. For more information, visit Semper at www.sempercap.com.
About the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is dedicated to strengthening America's long-term competitiveness. We educate the public on the conditions necessary for business and communities to thrive, how business positively impacts communities, and emerging issues and creative solutions that will shape the future.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.
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