Partner, Chief Compliance Officer
Ms. McWilliams is a Partner of Garcia Hamilton & Associates and has more than 30 years of investment industry experience. She started her career in the investment industry in 1981 with Rotan Mosle Inc. From 1986-1994, Ms. McWilliams held several positions at Jenswold, King & Associates that brought her into contact with client service, marketing, operations, personnel, and compliance. In 1994 she joined Garcia Hamilton & Associates and has held several positions. From 2004 through 2008, Ms. McWilliams worked closely with the Affiliate Legal and Compliance team of Affiliated Managers Group as Compliance Manager to develop the Firm’s current compliance structure.
Ms. McWilliams became a Partner of the Firm in 2005 and was promoted to Chief Compliance Officer in 2007. As Chief Compliance Officer, she attends conferences, seminars, and webinars hosted by organizations such as Investment Advisor Association (GH&A is a member Firm), IA Watch (a publication for compliance professionals), and The National Society for Compliance Professionals. Locally, Ms. McWilliams participates in quarterly compliance roundtables hosted by a compliance consultant to discuss new regulatory initiatives and other issues affecting investment firms.
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.