Salient Partners has emerged as a leading Houston-based wealth-management firm with a geographic reach that spreads throughout the country and world. Investors in the company s funds and services represent nearly every state in America and many foreign countries, while its investment portfolios are structured to capture returns throughout the world. Salient and its clients also invest in less traditional asset classes, such as real estate, enhanced fixed income, natural resources and emerging markets. The company has identified the large university endowment model as being the best portfolio construction approach for accessing and capitalizing on a multitude of strategies within alternatives. Such institutions as Harvard, Notre Dame, Rice, University of Texas and Yale have successfully used it. Salient has nearly 50 investment professionals. Salient Partners is headquartered in Houston.