Solomon Hess Capital Management “Solomon Hess” is an entrepreneurial alternative asset manager whose mission is to provide investors with community and economic development-focused investment funds that generate both attractive risk-adjusted returns and positive and quantifiable impacts on investors’ communities.  Founded in 2004, Solomon Hess specializes in investing in the Small Business and Community Impact sectors via US Agency securities. Our investors include domestic banks seeking Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) eligible investments and institutions and accredited individuals seeking an absolute return strategy. As of December 31, 2022, the Firm had $1.2 billion in assets under management (AUM) and since inception has invested over $2.9 billion across over 10 investment vehicles.

Our Competencies

Solomon Hess has substantial experience in the acquisition of Small Business Administration (SBA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program loans and associated servicing assets in the secondary market. Solomon Hess has been active in these markets for over 19 years. The SBA Loan Fund’s track record of consistent returns and over 125 investors has established Solomon Hess as a well-known manager of community development and socially responsible investments. Past performance is no indication of future results.

Our Investment Strategies

Since inception in 2004, the firm has invested over $2.9 billion in community development assets across multiple private investment vehicles which target banks, institutions and accredited individual investors.

A History of Supporting Small Business

SOLOMON HESS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT was established by Bill Einstein and Gino Heilizer to provide institutional and individual investors with well managed CRA-eligible and Community Development focused investment funds. By providing liquidity in the SBA and USDA secondary markets, Solomon Hess supports the creation and/or retention of jobs. Since inception in 2004, Solomon Hess has supported the creation and/or retention of over 73,000 jobs in small businesses across the United States. Over 70% of these jobs are located in low- and moderate-income communities throughout the United States.

The firm is named in honor of Gino Heilizer’s grandfather, Solomon Hess. Mr. Hess owned a garment factory in Berlin that the Nazis confiscated in 1938 immediately following Kristallnacht. Mr. Hess spent the war years in hiding in Holland with his daughter, Judith Heilizer. Together, they emigrated to the United States in 1947.

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