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Garcia Hamilton & Associates, L.P.

PRI reporting framework 2020

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Governance and human resources

SG 07. RI roles and responsibilities

07.1. Indicate the internal and/or external roles used by your organisation, and indicate for each whether they have oversight and/or implementation responsibilities for responsible investment.

Roles

Select from the below internal roles

          Managing Director
        

07.2. For the roles for which you have RI oversight/accountability or implementation responsibilities, indicate how you execute these responsibilities.

The Firm’s fixed income investment team consists of ten (10) people with Gilbert A. Garcia, Managing Partner, and/or Karen Tass, Partner/Portfolio Manager, having the final decision-making and oversight responsibility for all portfolios, including oversight/accountability for ESG/responsible investment. Mr. Garcia interacts throughout the day with the fixed income trading desk on the positioning of the portfolio. The fixed income team works with Mr. Garcia on the timing of portfolio changes as well as security selection and trade executions. In addition, all members of the fixed income team are generalists; however, they do focus on certain sectors, and also serve as traders. Mr. Garcia and Nancy Rodriguez, Partner/Portfolio Manager, supervise the trading activities. Additionally, Ms. Rodriguez is responsible for overseeing investment team activities, coordinating new accounts, and portfolio cash flows. Jeffrey Detwiler, Partner/Portfolio Manager, covers the short-term markets, Ms. Tass covers the corporate sector, and Benjamin Monkiewicz, Partner/Portfolio Manager, covers agencies and mortgage-backed securities. Don Elsenbrock, Partner/Portfolio Manager, serves as the Strategist creating investment tools to (1) assist in anticipating major turns in economic activity and (2) are significant inputs into the construction of the portfolio for which we set target portfolio ranges for duration, yield curve, sector allocation, and sector duration contribution. Our Portfolio Managers spend about 30-50% of their time on research while the balance is spent on trading and portfolio maintenance. Portfolio Managers have oversight, accountability, and implementation responsibilities as it relates to ESG/responsible investment integration. Our Strategist and four (4) Analysts spend most of their time on pure research, with our Strategist taking the lead on ESG research. Analysts have implementation responsibilities as it relates to ESG integration. Our Strategist has oversight, accountability, and implementation responsibilities as it relates to ESG/responsible investment integration.

07.3. Indicate the number of dedicated responsible investment staff your organisation has.

10 Number

07.4. Additional information. [Optional]

Our investment team are generalists, and in effect all "dedicated responsible investment staff", as they are committed to our overall investment philosophy and process that has included ESG considerations since the Firm's inception (1988). ESG factors are incorporated considerations in our portfolio construction, investment decision-making, investment analysis and due diligence, thus all our team members are dedicated to responsible investment. 


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