Delivering on his approach that alternative investments are a remarkable means to expand holdings and lessen volatility, entrepreneur and financial services expert Jeffry Schneider’s intent is to be the trusted liaison to those looking to maximize return and diversify risk.
To accomplish his objective, Schneider founded Austin, Texas-based Ascendant Capital LLC, which focuses on a diversified array of services which take in education, marketing, inventive financial structuring and sales.
As chief executive officer and with his 24 years of financial services industry experience, he oversees sales, marketing, operations and policy while also administering a group of financial and operating professionals.
Over the last five years under the guidance and direction of Schneider, Ascendant Capital has grown rapidly from two employees to more than thirty and raised nearly $1 billion working with more than 50 broker dealers and 250 investment advisors.
The boutique investment firm finds and classifies hedge, private-equity and real estate funds that are typically not available to investors and then works to add valuable options for clients.
In addition to working with a network of brokers and advisors, Ascendant Capital works with private banks and family offices.
According to Schneider, the firm’s success comes from its distinctive setting which encourages hard work, confidence and friendly, receptive communication.
On a personal level, Schneider recognizes the value of learning about new customs and cultures and has already traveled to Europe, Asia and South America and looks forward to travel to Brazil, Australia and Cuba.
He also enjoys staying fit and has joined in a number of marathons, iron man and half iron mans.
What’s more, Schneider is committed to giving back to the community as he is engaged in activities with such charitable organizations as the Gazelle Foundation, God’s Love We Deliver, Wonders and Worries, Camp Honey Creek’s Summer Dream Program, the Cherokee Home for Children and several others.
Jeffry Schneider, who was born in New York City, graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, with a Bachelors of Science degree.
Before founding Ascendant Capital in 2009, Schneider worked at Axiom Capital Management and Paradigm Global Advisors as well as at Merrill Lynch, Alex Brown and Smith Barney.