As anyone involved in investing in financial markets knows, diversification is a key element to guarding against market volatility and unnecessary losses. Alternative investing can offer protection against the risk of more traditional investments. Alternative investing is the act of investing in asset classes and derivatives other than the cash and bonds/securities of traditional investment markets. These may include such tangible assets like precious metals, stamps, antiques and private equity or financially driven assets involving real estate, hedge funds, film production and the newer trend towards crypto-currency investing and mining.
Maybe more so than with traditional investments, the value of education, due diligence and specific asset knowledge is even more paramount to ensuring gains are maximized and losses are kept to a minimum. This means investors must have a proven and successful broker or investment company on their side to guarantee quality returns.
Ascendant Capital LLC, is a rising leader in the alternative investing markets industry and boasts a team of industry experts, led by founder and CEO Jeffry Schneider, that offer comprehensive investment advisory strategies and solutions to investors around the globe. Encouraging a culture of trust and transparency, advocated and practiced by Jeffry Schneider himself, is a priority they don’t take lightly. This culture has grown Ascendant from just 2 employees to more than 3o since it’s founding in 2009. This focus on responsible strategies and team ethics has also allowed Jeffry and his group to reach the $1 billion plateau in funds raised as of May 2016.
Ascendant Capital LLC, is based in Austin, Texas, but operates globally and networks with more than 250 registered investment advisors and a growing list of private banks and broker dealers.
After earning a Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Massachussets at Amherst Jeffry Schneider immediately went into the financial services industry and gained valuable experience working for exclusive and prestigious firms like Merrill Lynch, Smith Barney and Alex Brown. He began working for Axiom Capital management in 2002 and began to develop his skills and relationships even further and joined Paradigm Global Advisors just 2 years later. When he founded Ascendant Capital in 2009 he did extensive work with Virtus Real Estate and was key in raising funds that purchased $1.5 billion in real estate. But Jeffry’s leadership isn’t just limited to his company. He works tirelessly outside the office as well by training and competing in marathons and half Ironman challenges. He also believes in committing to a healthy lifestyle and eating right is the first step to a healthy body and mind. Jeffry Schneider believes heavily in helping others by actively supporting such causes as The Gazelle Foundation, Cherokee Home for Children, God Loves We Deliver and many more.