Successful heavy hitter of the investment world Jeffry Schneider is today considered one of the most revered and sought-after talents in the investment industry. Jeffry Schneider, a native of Manhattan but life long resident of Austin, Texas has created one of the first alternative investment firms in the form of Ascendant Captial. Schneider is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amhurst and later would go on to work for some of the world’s biggest investment firms. Schnieder would hone his skills as a financial advisor for various alternative investment companies and would mainly focus on the private sector. It was, however, with the investment firm Axiom Capital Management that Schneider would receive most of his experience. While at Axiom Capital Management, Jeffry Schneider would learn all about the financial field and how important the process of due diligence was to a company. After his time with Axiom, Jeffry Schnieder would go on to form the highly successful Ascendant Capital in Austin, Texas.
Jeffry Schneider was able to grow his company by offering advisors a bridge of communication to asset managers and some of the country’s top sponsors. This was a breakthrough in the investment world as it provided a win-win-win situation for advisors, alternative investment companies and the clients themselves in the form of larger returns. In addition to managing one of the largest companies in the nation, Jeffry Schneider offers much of his time to bringing awareness to various non-profit projects across the city of Austin. Jeffry Schneider has partnered up with various charities such as “Austin Pets Alive!” that not only help animals find homes but stop the killing of pets in local shelters. Another charity close to Schneider’s heart is LifeWorks, a local non-profit organization that aids single mothers that have infants and toddlers in need.
Sometime in 1993, two business-oriented individuals came together with an idea that would not only change their lives but the lives of many others. These two men were non-other than James Dondero and Mark Okada. And their partnership led to the founding of Highland Capital Management, a privately owned asset management located in Dallas Texas. Visit jimdondero.com to know more about him.
Highland Capital Management also has interests in other areas of business and not just asset management. Some of these areas include hedge funds, mutual fund, structured investment vehicles, fixed income markets (i.e. leveraged loans), high yield bonds, structured products, and investment funds. Today, Highland Capital Management has well over $14 billion in assets and the value keeps on improving.
The latter is just a testament to their amazing work ethic as well as amazing results. The privately owned firm also has branches in different major cities in the world including Sao Paulo, Seoul, New York City, Singapore, and Buenos Aires among others. The latter was to ensure that prospective clients from all over the world can gain access to their high-quality services without having to strain a lot. Read more at Wikipedia about James Dondero.
Another area that Highland Capital Management tends to be very interested in is none other than acquisitions. In 2004, the privately owned firm acquired Nexbank and a year later, made a move that’ll see them expanding into Europe through the acquisition of ING Capital Management.
The privately owned firm didn’t stop right there because they also went ahead to acquire Cityplace Tower which was formerly owned by none other than Parameter Reality Partners and Angelo, Gordon & Co in what went to become a historic purchase in Dallas Texas in 2016.
Business aside, the privately owned firm has over the years maintained a keen eye on the public. And the latter explains why they set aside a $10 million that was primarily used for the benefit of the public.