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The Houston Penetrable by Jesus Rafael Soto
Our Story

Founded with a vision for a client-centric investment advisory firm

We seek to understand our clients' goals and provide differentiated opportunities.

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We have grown to be one of the largest independent RIAs in Texas with over $8 billion in assets. Our success is a testament to the deep relationships we have built with our clients and community.
By The Numbers
2001

Year Founded

$
8
Billion

Assets Managed

70

Employees

Our VALUES
We are driven by our values—Delta(i)—and an unwavering commitment to deliver for our clients.

Discipline

We pursue clear, specific, and proven strategy. By establishing frameworks, we define concrete metrics and then we provide an environment where our experts can develop innovative plans to accomplish your investment objectives.

Excellence

The quality of our work is of utmost importance to us because it is of utmost importance to you. We strive for excellence in delivering the thoughtful service that stakeholders deserve, and we are uncompromisingly dedicated to creating the best possible outcomes through an experience that is exceptional, dependable and personable.

Learning

Learning is a mindset, a belief, and a passion for Avalon. We reward curiosity and invest in educating our talent, deploying capital, time, and resources to expand our capabilities and share learnings across our team to derive the best value for our investors.

Talent

We passionately pursue, and develop the best talent in the industry, enhancing our team with individuals who exhibit good judgement, communicate clearly, are always curious, and have courage in the face of uncertainty. We empower one another by recognizing wins, celebrating successes, and working cooperatively to find solutions for our clients.

Access 

Access is the spoken and unspoken core of our business. As a client, you have access to top, creative talent, innovative products, and meaningful connections that facilitate the cross-collaborations critical to our success.

Innovation

Innovation is not possible in a restrictive environment, which is why we encourage curiosity and support measured risk-taking. We adapt and change in order to solve for problems in new and meaningful ways, anticipating changes in your objectives, and providing guidance through periods of shifting circumstances and market uncertainties.

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Avalon’s singular focus is on our clients. It’s been that way for all of our 20 years. It will intensely remain that way for the next 20 years.

— Willie Langston, Executive Vice Chairman & Founding Partner

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