Benjamin D. Monkiewicz
Fixed Income Portfolio Manager
Mr. Monkiewicz received a B.A. in Marketing from Sam Houston State University, where he was an active member of the Order of Omega Honor Society and held the position of Treasurer. He began his career in finance in May of 2010 as a Summer Intern for Garcia Hamilton & Associates. Later that year, Mr. Monkiewicz joined the Firm full time as a Marketing Analyst. In December of 2011, he transitioned to the Fixed Income team as a Junior Analyst. Mr. Monkiewicz began working as co-manager to the Firm’s short duration mandates in May of 2014 and was promoted to Investment Analyst at the end of that year. In December of 2016, he was promoted to Portfolio Manager.
Mr. Monkiewicz became a Partner of the Firm in 2019. He is a generalist for all products managed along the yield curve with an emphasis in our MBS and agency sectors. He currently runs our weekly investment meetings where he prepares research and analysis on current market conditions for the Firm. In his spare time, he is an active volunteer for the Big Brother Big Sister Chapter of Greater Houston.
GH&A has received numerous industry recognitions including 2019 Fixed Income Manager of the Year, 2018 Fixed Income Manager of the Year, and 2010 Core Fixed Income Manager of the Year by Emerging Manager Monthly. The Firm most recently received Pensions & Investments’ Best Places to Work in Money Management for the sixth year (2022, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016). In 2022, Houston Business Journal recognized GH&A as an Outstanding Diverse Organization within their 2022 Diversity in Business Awards. 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, as well as Fundmap’s 2018 U.S. Fixed Income Manager of the Year.
Each third-party award/ranking about Garcia Hamilton & Associates, L.P. (GH&A) or its representatives was given based upon various criteria and methodologies. GH&A paid no fee to be considered for awards/rankings, and they may not be representative of actual client experiences. Go to www.garciahamiltonassociates.com/awards for additional information on each award. Top down, left right: P&I Best Places: based on Firm info as of June 30 of award year; awarded in December. HBJ DIB: based on previous year (May to May); awarded in December. HBJ BPlaces: awarded October 2018; based on previous calendar year. EMM: based on returns as of Dec 31 of award year; awarded in April. Institutional Investor: based on returns as of Dec 31 of award year; awarded in May.