Award Methodologies & Disclosures

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Houston Business Journal Diversity in Business Awards

First introduced in 2017, the Houston Business Journal’s Diversity in Business Awards program recognizes organizations and individuals that have shown exceptional commitment to promoting practices that advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Company honorees are split into three categories: Outstanding Diverse Organization, Outstanding Supplier Diversity, and Outstanding Diversity Helping Hand. Individual honorees are split into two categories: Outstanding Diversity Champion and Outstanding Head of Diversity.

2022 Outstanding Diverse Organization (small organization) | Awarded to GH&A May 6, 2022

The Houston Business Journal recognized 30 businesses ranging from health care to law in 2022. The Outstanding Diverse Organization identifies for profit or nonprofit organizations that have contributed to harnessing diversity within their workforces and actively taken the lead to promote and champion the business case for diversity within the community or their industries. Companies are grouped by the size of their organization – small (10-99 employees), medium (100-499 employees), and large (500+ employees). No fee was paid to participate in any Houston Business Journal Diversity in Business Awards. For more information visit: https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2022/05/06/hbj-2022-diversity-awards-companies.html

2022 Outstanding Diversity Champion | Awarded to Gilbert Garcia, Managing Partner, May 6, 2022

The Houston Business Journal recognized 28 individuals in 2022 who have shown outstanding initiative to promote diversity and inclusion either within the community or their for-profit and nonprofit organizations, making a positive difference in others’ lives through contributions to social justice, equality, and diversity. No fee was paid to participate in any Houston Business Journal Diversity in Business Awards. For more information visit: https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2022/05/06/hbj-2022-diversity-awards-individuals.html

2021 Outstanding Diversity Champion | Awarded to Gilbert Garcia, Managing Partner, February 24, 2021

The Houston Business Journal recognized 16 individuals in 2021 who have shown outstanding initiative to promote diversity and inclusion either within the community or their for-profit and nonprofit organizations, making a positive difference in others’ lives through contributions to social justice, equality, and diversity. No fee was paid to participate in any Houston Business Journal Diversity in Business Awards. For more information, visit: https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2021/02/24/diversity-in-business-awards-individual-honorees.html

Pensions & Investments “Best Places to Work” Award

Since 2012, Pensions & Investments has ranked U.S. money managers based on the results of employer and employee surveys conducted by its partner on the project, Best Companies Group. An anonymous employee survey, which aims to evaluate employee engagement and satisfaction, accounts for 75% of a firm’s score; an employer survey, which evaluates workplace policies, practices, benefits, and demographics, makes up 25%. Survey respondents cite their colleagues, their firm’s culture and their benefits as factors that make top-ranked organizations great places to work. To participate, firms must have at least 20 employees in the U.S., have at least $100 million of discretionary assets under management, and be in business for at least one year. No fee was paid to participate in any Pension and Investments Best Places to Work Awards. For more information, visit: https://www.pionline.com/best-places-work/garcia-hamilton-associates-2020

2020 “Best Places to Work” in Money Management | Awarded to GH&A December 10, 2020

Pensions & Investments named 94 firms in 2020 as Best Places to Work in Money Management. GH&A was awarded the honor for a fifth consecutive year and was ranked 16th among companies with 20-49 employees.

2019 “Best Places to Work” in Money Management | Awarded to GH&A December 10, 2019

Pensions & Investments named 76 firms in 2019 as Best Places to Work in Money Management. A total of 25 companies were recognized in the small employer category, representing companies with 20 to 49 employees. GHA was awarded the honor for a fourth consecutive year.

2018 “Best Places to Work” in Money Management | Awarded to GH&A December 10, 2018

Pensions & Investments named 69 firms in 2018 as Best Places to Work in Money Management. The awards recognize firms for their diligence in attracting the right talent and keeping offices happy. GH&A was awarded the honor for a third consecutive year.

2017 “Best Places to Work” in Money Management | Awarded to GH&A December 11, 2017

Pensions & Investments named 61 firms in 2017 as Best Places to Work in Money Management. GH&A received the award for a second year in a row.

2016 “Best Places to Work” in Money Management | Awarded to GH&A December 12, 2016

Pensions & Investments named 50 firms in 2016 as Best Places to Work in Money Management.

NASP Maynard Jackson Award

2020 “Maynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr.” Award | Awarded to Gilbert Garcia, Managing Partner, December 10, 2020

The Maynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr. Award (formerly the Entrepreneur of the Year Award) was established by the National Association of Securities Professionals (NASP) to honor the financial service professional that best exemplifies entrepreneurial achievement, community service, and high moral standards. No fee was paid to participate in or distribute the results of any NASP annual award. For more information, visit: https://nasphq.org/

Emerging Manager Monthly “Fixed Income Manager of the Year”

Presented by Emerging Manager Monthly, Emerging Manager Awards are awarded to firms across seven categories: large-cap equity, small-cap equity, small- to mid-cap equity, all-cap equity, international equity, and core fixed income. Nominees are ranked on the following criteria: excess returns over benchmark, performance versus peers, asset growth, asset percentage growth, and standard deviation. The top three managers in each category are then judged by a committee comprised of highly respected industry experts. The committee remains anonymous and evaluates the merits of each firm on qualitative and quantitative measures.

2019 “Fixed Income Manager of the Year” Award | Awarded to GH&A April 3, 2019

The 2019 Annual Emerging Manager Awards considered 421 products for the awards. Each winner competed with two other finalists in their category. Finalists were selected using a quantitative screening process utilizing data from Informa PSN. To be eligible for the 13th annual awards, managers must have submitted year end 2018 data to PSN Informa by January 25th, have had at least $10 million in product assets, and have full year 2018 performance figures as well as 2018 year-end product asset information. Firm-wide assets for non-minority and women-owned firms were capped at $2 billion, and all MWBE fixed-income managers were considered. No fee was paid to participate in or distribute the results of any Emerging Manager Monthly’s Annual Emerging Manager Awards. For more information, visit: https://emergingmanagermonthly.com/2019/04/03/emerging-manager-awards-2019/

2018 “Fixed Income Manager of the Year” Award | Awarded to GH&A April 5, 2018

The 2018 Annual Emerging Manager Awards considered 389 products for the awards. Each winner competed with two other finalists in their category. Finalists were selected using a quantitative screening process utilizing data from Informa PSN. To be eligible for the 12th annual awards, managers must have submitted year end 2017 data to PSN Informa by January 26th, have had at least $10 million in product assets, and have full year 2017 performance figures as well as 2017 year-end product asset information. Firm-wide assets for non-minority and women-owned firms were capped at $2 billion, and all MWBE fixed-income managers were considered. No fee was paid to participate in or distribute the results of any Emerging Manager Monthly’s Annual Emerging Manager Awards. For more information, visit: https://emergingmanagermonthly.com/2018/04/05/12th-annual-emerging-manager-awards/

2010 “Core Fixed Income Manager of the Year” Award | Awarded to GH&A April 1, 2010

The 2010 annual Emerging Manager Awards were presented by Emerging Manager Monthly, in association with eVestment. Overall, 478 products were considered. To be eligible for the 4th annual awards, managers must have submitted 2009 year-end data to eVestment Alliance, have had less than $2 billion in assets under management and have had full-year performance figures. Only separately managed accounts were considered. No fee was paid to participate in or distribute the results of any Emerging Manager Monthly’s Annual Emerging Manager Awards. For more information, visit: https://garciahamiltonassociates.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Feb-2010-EMM-Article-DHJA.pdf

“Most Admired CEO” Honoree

2019 “Most Admired CEO” Honoree | Awarded to Gilbert Garcia, Managing Partner, July 7, 2019

Presented by Houston Business Journal, a panel of judges appraised honorees on contribution to company success, civic involvement, career achievement, and other characteristics. CEOs were split between for-profit and nonprofit categories and were representative of Houston’s prominent industries including health care systems, development and construction-related firms, financial institutions, and energy-related companies. No fee was paid to participate in any Houston Business Journal annual award. For more information, visit: https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/
news/2019/07/02/hbj-reveals-2019-most-admired-ceo-award-honorees.html

Institutional Asset Management Awards

2018 U.S. Fixed Income Manager of the Year | Awarded to GH&A November 13, 2018

Sponsored by FundMAP, the 2018 Institutional Asset Management Awards constitute a vote of recognition from U.S. peers and a significant achievement for asset managers. According to FundMAP, the awards recognize “best-in-class” firms serving the North American institutional market. Award winners are selected by majority vote, through an online poll of the entire Institutional Asset Management readership including key industry professionals. No fee was paid to participate in any Institutional Asset Management Awards. For more information, visit: https://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/

Houston Business Journal “Best Places to Work”

2018 “Best Places to Work” | Awarded to GH&A October 24, 2018

The Houston Business Journal named 102 companies among its 2018 “Best Places to Work.” The award celebrates companies in the Houston area with the most satisfied employees. Companies are ranked by the results of an anonymous employee survey, which aims to evaluate employee engagement and satisfaction. No fee was paid to participate in any Houston Business Journal Best Places to Work award. For more information, visit: https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2018/08/23/these-are-houstons-2018-best-places-to-work.html

Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce “Male Entrepreneur of the Year”

2018 “Male Entrepreneur of the Year” | Awarded to Gilbert Garcia, Managing Partner, November 10, 2018

The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards is the largest Hispanic gala in Houston. The Annual Male Entrepreneur of the Year Awards recognizes successful executives, entrepreneurs, and community leaders who demonstrate leadership and community service in the community. Nominees must be of Hispanic origin, be a senior executive, demonstrate community involvement, be an advocate of business diversity, demonstrate an impact in the community, and not be an elected official. The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce represents the largest demographic group in the region and $60 billion in annual economic activity (as of 2018). According to the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the awards are the Chamber’s opportunity to recognize and celebrate Hispanic leaders in Houston who make economic progress possible. No fee was paid to participate in or distribute the results of any Houston Chamber of Commerce Annual Award. For more information, visit: https://www.houstonhispanicchamber.com/annual-awards-nomination.html

Institutional Investor U.S. Investment Management Awards

Manager of the Year awards are part of Institutional Investor’s U.S. Investment Management Awards. Awardees are recognized by endowments, foundations, pension funds, and other institutional investors for innovation and impressive returns during the previous calendar year. Following a public call for nominations, the editorial staff of Institutional Investor selects award nominees based on the staff’s analysis of data collected. Once the nominees are publicly announced, the group then conducts a wide survey of U.S. institutional investors and invites them to vote for the manager nominees. No fee was paid to participate in or distribute the results of any Institutional Investor’s Investment Management Awards.

2016 “Intermediate-Term Manager of the Year” | Awarded to GH&A May 10, 2016

2015 “Intermediate-Term Manager of the Year” | Awarded to GH&A May 4, 2015

2014 “Intermediate-Term Manager of the Year” | Awarded to GH&A May 8, 2014

Firm Rankings

Information for rankings was obtained by questionnaires completed by firm representatives and research by the ranking institution. Not all information could be independently verified by the ranking institution. No fee was paid to participate in or distribute the results of any rankings below.

2nd Largest Houston-Area Money Management Firm (2022, Houston Business Journal)

178th Largest Money Manager (2022, Pensions and Investments)

5th Largest Houston-Area Minority Owned Business (2021, Houston Business Journal)

 

Garica Hamilton & Associates Awards

Disclosure
Each third-party award and/or ranking about Garcia Hamilton & Associates, L.P. (GH&A) or its representatives was given based upon various criteria and methodologies. GH&A has not paid a fee to be considered for the awards/rankings as specifically mentioned in the applicable criteria and methodology disclosures. Any information contained in this correspondence is for informational purposes only and is not intended as an offer or solicitation with respect to the purchase or sale of any security. Awards and/or rankings may not be representative of actual client experiences, are not indicative of past or future performance. Rankings and recognitions by unaffiliated publications should not be construed by a client or prospective client as a guarantee that GH&A will provide a certain level of results in client accounts, nor should they be construed as current or past endorsements of GH&A by clients. Such publications base their selections on information prepared and/or submitted by the sponsor organization. Investments in securities involve the risk of loss. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Do not rely upon this information to predict future investment performance or market conditions. This information is not a substitute for consultation with a competent financial, legal, or tax adviser and should only be used in conjunction with their advice.