It is with heartfelt gratitude and excitement that I take on the role of CEO at Salient—a position that has been entrusted to me by my long-term colleagues and the Salient Board of Managers.
As we have all experienced acutely over the past six months, change is constant and seems to be accelerating with time. To compete in the financial services industry today, a firm needs to be agile, focused and solutions-oriented. Fortunately for Salient, that is precisely who we are and will always be. Rather than simply offering investment strategies, we offer our clients solutions that meet their investment needs and proactively address portfolio challenges. Generating steady, stable returns is our core mandate and each day our team attacks this goal with vigor, drive and intelligent investment analysis.
In my new role, I plan to adapt to industry dynamics to set Salient up for its next stage of growth, all the while continuing to focus on what we do best—real asset and alternative investing. Our firm DNA is strong and despite many market and real-world challenges, we have stuck together as a family to support one another, collaborate together, share ideas and deliver for our clients. I have never been more proud of what we have accomplished as a team as I have over these past seven months.
It is my honor to be at the helm of this ship and to be rowing beside my friends and colleagues as we navigate what lies ahead—always together, in solidarity and with an unstoppable, competitive spirit throughout the journey.