Don Elsenbrock HeadshotDon Elsenbrock

Partner, Chief Risk Officer, Portfolio Manager

Coverage: Strategist/Short-Term
Phone: 713.853.2327

Mr. Elsenbrock received a B.S. in Economics and a M.A. in Economics from the University of Houston in 1986 and 1990, respectively. From 1992-1995, he worked as a Commodity Broker for Phoenix Trading Company. Following that, he worked as a Floor Trader at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange from 1996-1998 and as an Assistant Portfolio Manager for First Southwest Company from 1998-1999. In 1999, Mr. Elsenbrock joined TIG Capital Securities as Executive Vice President, Director of Trading. From 2001-2013, he served as Vice President, Quantitative/Fixed Income Analyst for Smith Graham & Co., where he managed broad market portfolios with specific responsibility for the corporate security sector and credit team.

Mr. Elsenbrock joined Garcia Hamilton & Associates in May of 2014 as an Investment Analyst, and he was promoted to Fixed Income Portfolio Manager later in 2014. In 2020, he became a Partner of the Firm. Mr. Elsenbrock has served as the Firm’s Strategist since 2017, spending the majority of his time on pure research and analytics and overseeing the Firm’s investment risk models. In addition, he is responsible for attribution, risk scenarios, and what if analysis. In 2024, Mr. Elsenbrock was officially named Chief Risk Officer to clarify the organizational structure of the investment team.

Mr. Elsenbrock serves as an Assistant Scout Master for the Boy Scouts of America and is a founding board member of the EyeCan Alliance.

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 seventh year (2023, 2022, 2020-2016). Houston Business Journal recognized GH&A as an Outstanding Diverse Organization in 2022. 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.


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 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. Institutional Investor: based on returns as of Dec 31 of award year; awarded in May. EMM: based on returns as of Dec 31 of award year; awarded in April.


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