Award Methodologies & Disclosures

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Pensions & Investments “Best Places to Work” Award

Pensions & Investments works with Best Companies Group in Harrisburg, PA to produce the Best Places to Work in Money Management lists of top companies. To participate, a firm had to have at least $100 million of discretionary income, at least 20 employees in the U.S., institutional assets under management or advisement, and be in business for at least one year. Anonymous employee survey responses accounted for 75% of the total company score and employer responses account for the remaining 25%. Unless otherwise noted, all awards are based on AUM as of June 30 of the awarded year. No direct or indirect compensation was provided by the Firm to participate in or distribute the results of any Pension and Investments Best Places to Work Awards.

2022 “Best Places to Work” in Money Management | Companies with 20-49 Employees | Awarded to GH&A December 12, 2022

Pensions & Investments named 121 firms in 2022 as Best Places to Work in Money Management. GH&A was awarded the honor for the sixth year.

2020 “Best Places to Work” in Money Management | Companies with 20-49 Employees | 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.

2019 “Best Places to Work” in Money Management | Companies with 20-49 Employees | Awarded to GH&A December 10, 2019

Pensions & Investments named 76 firms in 2019 as Best Places to Work in Money Management. GH&A was named for the fourth consecutive year.

2018 “Best Places to Work” in Money Management | Companies with 20-49 Employees | Awarded to GH&A December 10, 2018

Pensions & Investments named 69 firms in 2018 as Best Places to Work in Money Management. GH&A was named for a third consecutive year.

2017 “Best Places to Work” in Money Management | Companies with 20-49 Employees | Awarded to GH&A December 11, 2017

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

2016 “Best Places to Work” in Money Management | Companies with 20-49 Employees | Awarded to GH&A December 12, 2016

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

Houston Business Journal Diversity in Business Awards

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. Awardees do not apply to be recognized. All company honorees are for-profit and nonprofit organizations local to the Houston business community and are split into three categories: Outstanding Diverse Organization, Outstanding Supplier Diversity, and Outstanding Diversity Helping Hand. All individual honorees are active in the Houston community and are split into two categories: Outstanding Diversity Champion and Outstanding Head of Diversity. Awards are based on activities of the previous calendar year (May to May). No direct or indirect compensation was provided by the Firm to participate in or distribute the results of any Houston Business Journal Diversity in Business Awards.

2022 Outstanding Diverse Organization | Small Organization (10-99 Employees) | Awarded to GH&A May 6, 2022

The Houston Business Journal recognized 30 Houston businesses ranging from health care to law in 2022. The Outstanding Diverse Organization identifies for profit or nonprofit organizations that 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.

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

The Houston Business Journal recognized 28 individuals in 2022 who showed 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.

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

The Houston Business Journal recognized 16 individuals in 2021 who showed 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.

NASP Maynard Jackson Award

2020 “Maynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr.” Award | Awarded to Gilbert Andrew Garcia, CFA, 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 for the previous calendar year. No direct or indirect compensation was provided by the Firm to participate in or distribute the results of the award.

Emerging Manager Monthly “Fixed Income Manager of the Year”

Presented by Emerging Manager Monthly, Emerging Manager Awards are awarded annually 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. No direct or indirect compensation was provided by the Firm to participate in or distribute the results of any Emerging Manager Monthly Awards.

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.

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.

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. 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 Andrew Garcia, CFA, Managing Partner, July 7, 2019

Presented by Houston Business Journal, a panel of judges appraised honorees on contribution over the previous calendar year 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 direct or indirect compensation was provided by the Firm to participate in or distribute the results of the award.

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 based on the previous calendar year. No direct or indirect compensation was provided by the Firm to participate in or distribute the results of the Institutional Asset Management Awards.

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 covering the current employee sentiment, which aims to evaluate employee engagement and satisfaction. No direct or indirect compensation was provided by the Firm to participate in or distribute the results of the award.

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

2018 “Male Entrepreneur of the Year” | Awarded to Gilbert Andrew Garcia, CFA, 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 in Houston who demonstrate leadership and community service in the community during the previous calendar year. 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 direct or indirect compensation was provided by the Firm to participate in or distribute the results of the award.

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 direct or indirect compensation was provided by the Firm to participate in or distribute the results of any Institutional Investor U.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 direct or indirect compensation was provided by the Firm 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)

 

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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.