Focused on
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Dedicated to delivering above-average long-term returns and providing additional investment possibilities to our clients for over 20 years.

FAQs      
Why Equities?

Our company was founded in 1999 in Austin, Texas, with one goal in mind: to identify extraordinary investment opportunities.

We are a Registered Investment Advisory firm in Austin, Texas. Our team of fiduciaries works exclusively for you on a fee-only basis and doesn't earn commissions for selling products. Our actively managed equity portfolios are available domestically and internationally to individuals, independent professionals, and institutional investors.
Our Team

Juan Gabriel Garcés

CEO

Current CEO and Founder of 57 West Capital Advisors, Inc. with 45 years of experience in the investment services industry. More.

In 1977, he founded J.G. Garcés & Co., an investment services company that grew to become Colombia’s largest Broker-Dealer. He also co-founded and served as vice president of the board of directors of a stock exchange (Bolsa de Occidente), founded a US Broker-Dealer (Investors Street), and founded a Colombian investment bank (Tecnoinversiones S.A.).

He was also instrumental in modernizing the securities market in Colombia by participating in the creation of the country’s first securities depository, working to liberate commission structures, and creating an electronic trading system.

In 1999, he founded 57 West Capital Advisors, Inc. a Registered Investment Advisory firm specializing in equity portfolio management, equity investments, and business consulting services. He is currently responsible for managing and developing the firm's investment strategy.

Sebastián Garcés

Chief Operating Officer

Joined the company almost 10 years ago on a full-time basis but has been a part of the business since as early as 2005. More.

He currently serves as an Investment Advisor Representative, Research Analyst, and Director of Marketing. He graduated from Texas State University with a degree in Political Science with a concentration in International Business.

Presently, Sebastian is leading a series of projects in the areas of technology optimization, digitization, and automation. The projects are aimed at improving efficiency, streamlining the company’s procedures, extending the reach and strengthening the impact of the investment methodology, and improving client management services. He also directs the company’s lead generation strategy and provides training for sales personnel.

Taylor Tucker

Director of Operations

Taylor Tucker joined 57 West Capital Advisors as Director of Operations in 2017. More.

He attended Texas State University in San Marcos, where he obtained a Bachelor of Finance. He began his career as a Financial Services Professional with a focus on personal, business, and estate planning through specialized investment products. Subsequently, he became an Investment Advisor Representative and Portfolio Manager to further his abilities and provide personalized service for his clients.

Alyson Flores

Administrative Director

Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Alyson Flores graduated with a degree in Accounting from the University of Texas at San Antonio. More.

She has a background in law and began her career at a small Accounting and Real Estate firm in her hometown. Eventually, she found her way to Austin, where she became the Administrative Director at our company.

Her main objective as a professional, leader and person is to serve with the utmost respect, prioritizing the understanding of our clients' needs. We are delighted to have her onboard and look forward to all the ideas, improvements, and creativity we believe she will bring to multiple areas of our business.

Ford Anderson

Investment Advisor Representative

Born and raised in Houston, Texas, he was one of the youngest Eagle Scouts in one of the oldest Boy Scout Troops in Houston and the country. More.

He graduated with honors from Schreiner University in 2018 with an undergraduate degree in Finance and graduated with honors from St. Edwards University at the Bill Munday School of Business MBA program.

Growing up in a big city had a profound impact on Ford and exposed him to different cultures and people from an early age. Being a Texan formed him into a person who loves the outdoors, hunting, fishing, kayaking, and hiking. I am an avid cook and eater and have a white lab named CeCe.

Sebastian Caicedo

Research & Technology

Relocated from South America to Austin in January 2022 to work as a Research Analyst and Investment Advisor Representative. More.

He has a degree in Industrial Engineering, but over the years took an interest in finance and company analysis. He has over five years of experience in developing and managing strategic business plans for real estate development projects while prioritizing social transformation and innovation. Furthermore, he became an Investment Advisor Representative to provide a more complete service to our clients and work to help them achieve their desired financial goals.

A Spotlight on Ethical Investing

We believe it has never been more important to our individual and collective well-being to invest in companies that respect their employees, pursue innovative solutions to humanity's challenges, and consider their social and environmental impact. Our firm believes you can achieve diversification and performance without compromising your ethical beliefs or investing in every sector of the economy while saving for retirement.

Fossil Fuels

Our firm does not invest in companies primarily engaged in fossil fuel exploration, extraction, or refinement.

Tobacco

We do not invest in tobacco companies or manufacturers of products we deem harmful to the health of their users.

Weapons

While we do invest in defense, we don't invest in recreational firearms and accessories manufacturers.

Incarceration

Our accounts do not include shares in prison complex developers or correctional facility operators.

Gambling

We do not track online gaming companies, casino conglomerates, or slot machine manufacturers.

Plastic

We do not invest your capital in companies that manufacture single-use or disposable plastic packaging.

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