HVR works in three main areas:
Impact Investment Advisory
Through Karen’s work at the WellMet Group, a foundation that supports community based innovation by funding emerging nonprofits, she developed a deep understanding of how strategic impactful investments can grow local communities and improve people’s lives. Under her 15 years of leadership, WellMet provided over $2.3 million in grants to nonprofits.
Prior to founding Hudson Varick Resources Ltd. and leading WellMet Group, Karen spent 10 years in the financial services industry where she oversaw a $2 billion fixed-income investment portfolio. She was responsible for investment analysis and decision making, technical structure of transactions, legal documentation and portfolio monitoring including workouts and restructurings.
Karen Hiniker Simons, Principal
Financing a Better Food System:
A Study of Infrastructure Needs and Available Financing in the Hudson Valley