Jeffry Schneider is the Founder of Ascendant Capital LLC, an Austin-based company. The company serves as an alternative financial investment firm which only serves specific market portions, mostly the real estate sector. As the founder and CEO of the company, Mr. Schneider has helped the company grow substantially, by raising its operational levels as well as its revenue status. This owes to his intensive experience in the field of alternative investments.
Before joining Ascendant Capital LLC, Jeffry Schneider worked in various companies. Some of the companies he has worked with include: Axiom Capital Management, Merrill Lynch, Alex Brown, and Smith Barney. He is a degree holder from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Mr. Schneider has knowledge in various fields such as marketing, education, sales and operational services which has given him an added advantage in the market the company serves. Jeffry is as well affiliated to charitable organizations, such as God Loves We Deliver and Wonders and Worries.
Ascendant Capital mainly sources for funds for emerging as well as already established alternative asset fund sponsors. The capital raised is mainly used to purchase real estate, tech companies and more. The company has a network of family offices, dealers and private banks. It also works with registered investment advisors who work closely with them to help Ascendant distribute these public and private offerings across the globe. Ascendant has been able to raise close to one billion dollars under Jeffry Schneider on behalf of several managers which is a huge growth. The company is projecting to make fifty million dollars on a monthly basis this year.
The culture of the company has been seen to greatly play a major role in ensuring the company’s success. The environment in which Ascendant operates, not only relies on dialogue but also a sense of trust between team members. Transparency is greatly practiced at departmental levels, and the investors’ interests remain a priority to all the stakeholders. Jeffry sees alternative investments a great way to reduce volatility as well as diversify holdings given the current market state which is conducive. This is because alternative investment allocations stand a better level compared to most international client portfolios who consider other available options.
Investment banking involves the provision of different financial-related services to institutions and individuals. These services include helping clients to raise financial capital and acting on their behalf during the issuance of securities. Additionally, investment banks act as advisors to institutions involved in amalgamations and acquirements. Also, they provide ancillary services such as forex trade and market making.
Unlike commercial banking, investment banking does not accept deposits. Upon the endorsement of Glass-Steagal Act in 1993, the commercial banking and investment banking in the U.S. were separated. However, not all countries have maintained the separation between the two sectors. As part of Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, Volcker Rule maintains that not all commercial banking institutions can be separated from investment banking.
The investment banking is subdivided into the sell side and the buy side. The former involves trading securities while the latter provides investment guidance to individuals and institutions. Examples of buy-side entities include unit trusts, hedge funds, private equity, and life insurance companies. Nonetheless, investment banking can be split into private and public entities. The public entity of investment banking involves stock analysis while the private entity comprises of insider information. An investment advisory agency in the U.S. must be an accredited broker-dealer and operate under the U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
About Martin Lustgarten
Martin Lustergaten is a Venezuelan and Austrian-based investment banking advisor. Over the years, Martin has leveraged his citizenship to help his clients across the world invest wisely. Martin’s wealth is spread in several countries to limit the expected risk while riding on lucrative benefits from the local economy. Additionally, he has a veteran eye when it comes to observing market trends and speculating financial future changes. The ability to speculate oncoming market trends allows Martin to offer reliable advice to his clients.
Martin has worked incredibly hard to ensure that his clients invest wisely. He is an ideal role model for any investors wondering how to diversify their finances. Investors wishing to grow their wealth should follow Lustgarten’s investment policies and will go places. Martin’s investment moves inform the best investments that one should make in the future.