After finishing his studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Jeffry Schneider went back to his home hometown, Manhattan, to kick-start what has turned out to be a long life career in the world of financial services. He acquired a wide array of professional skills while working for a couple of reputable financial services companies. In the past, Jeffry has worked for Smith Barney, Alex Brown and Merrill Lynch. He has vast knowledge in matters of alternative investment strategies, as well as the ability to cultivate solid relationships with his clients.
It was during his tenure at Paradigm Global Advisors since 2002 that he obtained yet another crucial skill – how to analyze managers. The skills gained from the different capacities he served in many financial services companies, gave him the confidence to open his new venture with the potential to bring together his extensive knowledge in alternative investment space and his ability to develop deep relationships with his clients. Today, the resident of Austin, Texas, is proudly the Founder of Ascendant Capital.
As an alternative investment boutique firm, Ascendant Capital engages in the sourcing of leading real estate, private equity, as well as hedge funds that are almost always unavailable to the investors. Upon the identification of these funds, the company develops not only value-added but also innovative packages capable of meeting a wide range of the needs of qualified investors.
The sustainability of these offerings is guaranteed by the implementation of a full suite of educational, sales and marketing and operational services. Institutions such as Private Banks, Family Offices, International Markets, US Brokerage Firms and Registered Investment Advisors come in handy when it comes to the distribution of the offerings.
Jeffry Schneider has helped raise close to one billion dollars at Ascendant Capital LLC, besides spearheading the growth of the employee number to more than 30, in his capacity as the founder.
Besides business, Jeffry has an interest in other areas as well. For instance, he has shown unwavering dedication to offering help to the less fortunate. He works in close collaboration with several charitable organizations such as the Gazelle Foundation, Wonders and Worries and Cherokee Home for Children.