Jeffrey D. Detwiler HeadshotJeffrey D. Detwiler, CFA, AAMS

Partner, Co-Deputy CIO

Coverage: Short Term
Phone: 713.853.2346

Mr. Detwiler holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of  South Florida and a M.S. in Finance from the University of Houston’s Bauer School of Business. Additionally, he earned a Graduate Certificate in Financial Services Management from the University of Houston for his role as a Portfolio Manager of the Cougar Investment Fund, LLC.  He began his career in the investment industry in 1996, having worked for Franklin Templeton Investments and Invesco Funds Group prior to joining Garcia Hamilton & Associates, L.P. as a Fixed Income Analyst in 2007.

Mr. Detwiler was promoted to Fixed Income Portfolio Manager in 2010, and he became a Partner of the Firm in 2016. Throughout his time as Portfolio Manager, Mr. Detwiler has moved from covering corporates to overseeing the Firm’s short-term markets. As a senior member of the investment team and veteran of the Firm, he has taken on increased responsibilities on the trading desk since 2018. In 2024, Mr. Detwiler’s title was officially changed to Co-Deputy CIO to clarify the organizational structure of the investment team.

Mr. Detwiler is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and serves as a member of the CFA Institute and the Houston Society of Financial Analysts. He has also attained the Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS) designation awarded by the College for Financial Planning.

Mr. Detwiler has presented on various topics relating to fixed income investing at forums and conferences across the country and internationally. He has been a speaker at the Pacific Region Investment Conference in Manila, as well as country conferences held in Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands.  His alma mater, the University of Houston, selected him to be their inaugural presenter for the MSF Distinguished Speaker Series.

Mr. Detwiler serves on the M.S. Finance Advisory Board for the University of Houston. He also serves as a mentor for the University of Houston and the CFA Society of Houston mentorship programs. Mr. Detwiler also volunteers for a local animal rescue organization, Pup Squad, for which he serves as a board member.

An avid cyclist and runner, Mr. Detwiler has placed in the top of his age group in multiple races. He and his wife enjoy attending cultural events, traveling abroad, and spending time with their rescue dogs.

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 recently received Pensions & Investments’ Best Places to Work in Money Management for the seventh year (2023, 2022, 2020- 2016). In 2024 and 2022, Houston Business Journal recognized GH&A as an Outstanding Diverse Organization within their 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.


GH&A Awards - Pensions & Investments Best Places to Work in Money Management (2023, 2022, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016); Houston Business Journal Diversity in Business Awards (2024, 2023, 2022, 2021); Institutional Investor U.S. Investment Management Awards (2016, 2015, 2014); Emerging Manager Monthly Fixed Income Manager of the Year (2019, 2018)

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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