Mr. Garcia received a B.A. in Economics from Yale University. After graduating in 1985, he joined Salomon Brothers in New York City where he became a Vice-President specializing in mortgage-backed securities. In 1990, he joined former Mayor Henry Cisneros to build Cisneros Asset Management Company, ultimately becoming its President. In 2002, he joined Garcia Hamilton & Associates and is the firm’s Managing Partner. Under his leadership, the firm has reached over $10 billion (November 2017) in fixed income assets under management.
GH&A has received numerous industry recognitions including 2018 Fixed Income Manager of the Year and 2010 Core Fixed Income Manager of the Year by Emerging Manager Monthly. Other awards include 2014 Fixed Income Investment Grade Manager of the Year, 2015 Intermediate-Term Fixed Income Manager of the Year, and 2016 Intermediate-Term Fixed Income Manager of the Year by Institutional Investor. Additionally, GH&A is proud to announce that it a multi-year winner by Pensions & Investments for Best Places to Work in Money Management.
Mr. Garcia has spoken at numerous galas, conferences and awards dinners and has appeared on several radio and television shows. Most recently, he was selected to the SEC’s Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Board. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for Dallas Police & Fire Pension Systems, Board of Directors of Sanchez Energy [NYSE:SN] and serves on the Board of Directors of Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), a non-profit providing summer internships on Wall Street for minority undergraduates. At the 2015 Annual Awards Dinner, Mr. Garcia was awarded the SEO Alumni Leadership Award alongside other honorees, including the former mayor of New York City, Michael R. Bloomberg, and Co-Founder & Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, David M. Rubenstein.
Previously, Mr. Garcia served as Chairman of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Houston Downtown Management District, a member of the Board of Directors of the Yale Club of Houston and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Houston Municipal Employees Pension System. In addition, he is a Class X graduate of Leadership Houston. Mr. Garcia is married with four children and enjoys martial arts and coaching youth sports.