Yvette M. Dueñas
Partner, Portfolio Manager
Coverage: Municipal Bonds
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. 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.