Yvette M. Dueñas
Partner, Portfolio Manager
Ms. Dueñas received a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas in 2004. She began her career in finance as an Intern at Valero Energy Corporation and following graduation, accepted a position as an Accountant at Valero. In 2007, Ms. Dueñas graduated with a M.B.A. in Finance & Accounting from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. She joined Frost Investment Advisors where she was a Fixed Income Trader & Analyst responsible for co-managing the Frost Municipal Bond Funds. She also worked with Truist portfolio managers and management to implement recommendations and monitor events impacting portfolios. From 2011-2013, she was a Registered Sales Associate with Raymond James in Houston. Most recently, she worked for Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. as Institutional Fixed Income Sales Associate, where she focused on sales of Fixed Income products including Corporate, Agency, Municipal Bonds and Structured Products.
Ms. Dueñas joined Garcia Hamilton & Associates, L.P. in 2016 as an Investment Analyst. In January 2021, she was promoted to Portfolio Manager and 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. Most recently, the 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. Additionally, the Firm is proud to announce that it is a multi-year winner (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 & 2016) of Pensions & Investments’ Best Places to Work in Money Management award.
Awards/rankings may not represent client experiences and are not indicative of future performance. Go to www.garciahamiltonassociates.com/awards/ for additional information on each award. No fee was paid to participate in or distribute the results of any Institutional Investor’s Investment Managers Awards or Emerging Manager Monthly’s Annual Emerging Manager Awards.