Henry Cisneros

Henry Cisneros


Leadership in Investment Management

Henry is a Co-Founder of American Triple I and serves as the firm’s Chairman. He provides the firm with governance leadership, and helps develop relationships with asset and investor partners. Henry has been a pioneer in the investment industry for nearly 35 years, having successfully led and launched several investment platforms serving institutional investors and communities.  In 2003, Henry co-founded CityView, a registered investment adviser which has invested in and completed more than 100 real asset projects in 13 states.  During his time at Cityview, Henry helped to oversee the deployment of $5 billion of asset value and the formation of eight funds as a member of Cityview’s executive, investment, and audit committees.  In 1988, Henry formed Cisneros Asset Management Company, a nationally recognized fixed income asset manager.

Henry is a part owner of the Siebert Williams Shank & Co., which has managed over $1.4 trillion of municipal bond offerings in more than 5,000 transactions for the funding of education, housing, health services, transportation, utilities, capital facilities, and general infrastructure projects.

Leadership in Infrastructure

In 1981, Henry became the first Hispanic-American mayor of a major U.S. city, San Antonio, where he helped rebuild the city’s economic base and spurred the creation of jobs through massive infrastructure projects and downtown improvements, including a new airport terminal, a 65,000 seat, domed-stadium, underground flood diversion for the City’s Riverwalk, and a nuclear power generation project.  In 1992, President Clinton appointed Henry as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development where he was credited with initiating the revitalization of many of the nation’s public housing developments and formulating policies which led to the nation’s highest homeownership rate.

Henry holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Texas A&M University, a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University, and a Doctorate in Public Administration from George Washington University, as well as more than 20 honorary doctorates from leading universities.  He currently holds the Series 7, 24, 52, 53, 63, 79, 82, 50, 72, 62, and 65 licenses.