Salient Adds Directors of Investments

March 26, 2013 ( – Asset management firm Salient Partners appointed Rusty Guinn and Todd Centurino as directors of Investments.

The two previously worked for the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS). Guinn and Centurino will collaborate with the Investments team to oversee and manage Salient’s funds and separately managed accounts.   

Guinn will lead the Portfolio Management group, which is responsible for managing Salient’s multi-asset relationships and private investment funds. Within that effort, Centurino will leverage his TRS experience to lead the management of Salient’s public fund mandates.   

Guinn previously served as director of Strategic Partnerships and Opportunistic Investments at TRS, where he was head of the team responsible for more than $11 billion in capital and commitments across a multi-asset portfolio. Earlier in his career, he worked with Credit Suisse’s Asset Management Finance group, where he sourced and underwrote minority equity investments in asset management companies. Guinn earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.    

Centurino was most recently senior investment manager for External Public Markets and Hedge Funds at TRS, where he was responsible for $2.9 billion in multi-manager equity portfolios. Prior to his six years at TRS, he spent seven years at Fidelity Investments. Centurino holds a Master of Business Administration from Rice University’s Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management.