Ascendant Capital is a private equity firm specializing in alternative investments and hedge funds based in Austin, Texas. It is a subsidiary of Axiom Capital Management, a broker-dealer established in 1990 providing alternative investment and wealth management solutions. Ascendant Capital was founded in 2012 by the current Chairman and CEO, Jeffry Schneider.
Under Jeffry Schneider, Ascendant has achieved rapid growth rising to over $1 billion in operating capital and over 30 professionals under his team. His transparent open-door approach has earned him the trust of both employees and business associates. An in-depth understanding of the alternative investment industry through extensive research and analysis is key to offering customized products to high net worth individuals and institutional fund managers.
Jeffry Schneider has previously held various key financial services positions in CIBC Oppenheimer, Axiom Capital Management and Paradigm Global Advisors. Jeffry Schneider has over 20 years of experience in the investment industry and believes that alternative investment products offer better growth rates compared to regular RIA-based portfolios.
Jeffry Schneider also founded Onyx Capital, an alternative investment firm in 2006. In addition, he has also previously worked for Merrill Lynch and Smith Barney.
Jeffry Schneider is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts. He has probably made more headlines through his sports quests than in business. His passion for fitness training has earned him a spot in many world events. He loves extreme sports and has competed in several Ironman events such as New York City Marathon and the Ironman Triathlon in various locations including New Zealand, Santa Rosa, CA and Clairmont, FL among others. Ironman is a world famous endurance sports brand hosting over 260 triathlete events in more than 40 countries around the world.
As a philanthropist, Jeffry Schneider supports Wonders & Worries, Gazelle Foundation and the Cherokee Home for Children among others. He is an active blogger on Twitter, Facebook, and Vimeo with a passion for topics such as parenting, fitness and health, and entrepreneurship. Away from financial services and sports training, Jeffrey enjoys adventure travel.