Ascendant Capital is an investment firm headquartered in Austin, Texas. The firm specializes in consulting, structuring, and marketing services. Jeffry Schneider founded the firm in 2012 and leads Ascendant Capital as their CEO. Mr. Schneider is also a strategic advisor of GPB Capital.
Jeffry Schneider graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he earned his Bachelors of Arts degree. Prior to his time at Ascendant Capital, Mr. Schneider was previously employed at Smith Barney, Alex Brown, and Merrill Lynch. With this extensive background in the financial sector, Jeffry Schneider brings over 25 years of expertise to Ascendant Capital. In his philanthropic efforts, Mr. Schneider has worked with many organizations such as Cherokee Home for Children, Wonders and Worries, and the Gazelle Foundation to just mention a few.
Jeffry Schneider Gives Insight
In an article dated May 1st of 2018, Mr. Schneider talks about market volatility. He begins his discussion about how the market, both in stock and bonds, showed uncertainty for investors during the beginning of 2018. Although the reason behind the cause of this great uncertainty is not known, building or maintaining a diverse portfolio is key. He goes on to say to look in the past and remember the experience during the great financial crisis over a decade ago. Mr. Schneider continues and talks about private equity stating that “adding private equity” in a portfolio can “potentially mitigate risk”. He further states that it can also deliver a “steady stream” of returns. Generally, private equity has numerous varieties of investments, with varying degrees of risk. He adds that R and D (research and development) and start-up company investments are considered private equity investments.
Next, Mr. Schneider discusses middle market companies. Unlike start-up companies, middle market companies have already established “cash flow” and have a “proven track record of generating income”. Middle market companies are considered less risky than those that were previously mentioned. Jeffry Schneider ends his insight with stating that “advisors can help their clients diversify their portfolios …”
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