Mark R. Delaney
Partner, Strategist, Senior Portfolio Manager
Mr. Delaney received a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from The Ohio State University. After graduating in 1981, he joined the Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio, where he led the fixed income team in achieving top quartile performance during his tenure with the organization, outperforming the relevant benchmark by 1.10%. In 1988, Mr. Delaney joined Criterion Transamerica as a Senior Portfolio Manager, where he focused on both the credit and structured products sectors of the market.
In 2002, Mr. Delaney joined GE Asset Management (GEAM) in Stamford, Connecticut as a Senior Fixed Income Portfolio Manager. At GEAM, Mr. Delaney focused on designing strategies for all Core and Core plus portfolios and creating the firm’s hedging abilities by introducing credit derivatives. In 2007, Mr. Delaney joined MEAG New York as a Senior Portfolio Manager, where he led the team responsible for Investment Grade, High Yield, Emerging Market, and Municipal investments.
In 2015, Mr. Delaney joined the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) as the Senior Fixed Income Strategist within the office of the CIO. At ADIA, Mr. Delaney was responsible for formulating and implementing strategic and tactical fixed income allocations for a $100 billion fixed income portfolio that included U.S. and international credits, structured products, municipals, emerging markets, and inflation-based securities. ADIA’s allocation to the inflation-based security sector consisted of roughly $10 billion U.S. TIPs and $6 billion Global Linkers. Mr. Delaney created the benchmarks for both sectors and managed the strategic and tactical allocation to the inflation sector based on in depth fundamental and relative value analysis. Mr. Delaney also focused on creating benchmark and investment policy parameters and collaborated heavily with risk, compliance, and the portfolio construction teams for the sovereign wealth fund while at ADIA.
In May of 2021, Mr. Delaney returned to Houston to be closer to family and joined Garcia Hamilton & Associates. Mr. Garcia and several members of the GH&A team have worked with Mr. Delaney at different times over the years. In December of 2021, Mr. Delaney became a Partner of the Firm.
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.
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