Laurence Marshbaum is the Co-Founder of Community Capital. Community Capital is a social impact asset management firm that aligns investments in Private Markets with community based impact outcomes. Community Capital recently raised the $550M Community Capital Credit Fund which will distribute in excess of $20M of grants to early-stage Australian Social Purpose Organisations.
Prior to co-founding Community Capital with Australian financial services firm Barrenjoey, Laurence was a Senior Portfolio Manager at the Australian Retirement Trust ( Sunsper) overseeing the funds $4bn allocation to Alternative Investments and prior to that held senior roles in Investment firms in London and New York.
In 2013 Laurence founded 10×10 following a life-long affiliation with communal involvement and philanthropy, having served on the boards of several not-for-profits in Australia and the UK. 10×10 has grown from Sydney around the world supporting early stage social purposes organisations to connect with donors and networks to help them grow. 10×10 now operates in 6 countries, 13 cities, has supported over 380 Social Purpose Organisations and distributed over $6M over its life.
In June 2022 Laurence received the Order of Australia Medal for Service to Community. Laurence has been a key-note speaker at the Nexus Global Youth Summit at the United Nations in New York, and the Social Good Summit in Australia, and has been featured on several “social impact” podcasts and books. He is an advocate for new models of social impact, venture philanthropy and effective giving.