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 $7.5 billion (June 2016) in fixed income assets under management.
GH&A has received numerous industry recognitions including 2009 Core Fixed Income Manager of the Year by Emerging Manager Monthly, and 2014 Fixed Income Investment Grade Manager of the Year and 2015 Intermediate-Term Fixed Income Manager of the Year by Institutional Investor. Additionally, GH&A is proud to announce that it was recently named 2016 Intermediate-Term Fixed Income Manager of the Year for the second year in a row.
Mr. Garcia has spoken at numerous galas, conferences and dinners and has appeared on several radio and television shows. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Sanchez Energy [NYSE:SN] and 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.
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