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, and joined Frost Investment Advisors where she was a Fixed Income Trader & Analyst responsible for co-managing the Frost Municipal Bond Funds and worked with Trust 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., as an 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, and was promoted to Portfolio Manager in 2021. Mrs. Dueñas became a partner in 2021.
GH&A has received numerous industry recognitions including 2018 Fixed Income Manager of the Year and 2010 Core Fixed Income Manager of the Year by Emerging Manager Monthly. 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. Additionally, GH&A is proud to announce that it is a multi-year winner by Pensions & Investments for Best Places to Work in Money Management.