A Look at Jeffry Schneider’s Deep Knowledge of Alternative Investing

Posted on March 10, 2017

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Jeffry Schneider is the founder of Ascendant Capital, LLC. This financial firm, located in Austin, Texas, specializes in alternative investing. There are certain financial assets that aren’t always available to regular investors including hedge funds, real estate, and private equity. Ascendant Capital makes these alternatives available to his clients which helps them diversify their portfolios more than just investing in stocks and bonds. When Schneider identifies an opportunity in alternative investments he creates a value-added offering of it that is backed by marketing, sales, and operational services. The companies financial products can be purchased through a network of banks, family offices, brokerage firms, and registered financial advisers.

Jeffry Schneider has over 24 years of experience in the financial advisory industry. He has developed a set of financial products at Ascendant Capital that will maximize his clients returns and diversify their risks. Since founding Ascendant Capital in March 2012 he has built it from a two person operation into one that employs over 30 people and has over $1 billion in assets under management.

In addition to Ascendant Capital Jeffry Schneider has also founded three other financial advisory firms; Alternative Investments, Axiom Capital Management, and Paradigm Global Advisors. He has also successfully worked as a financial adviser at the financial giants of Merrill Lynch, Smith Barney, and Alex Brown. Throughout his career he has made a name for himself as an expert in alternative investing and has developed a unique approach to the market. One of his strategies involves working entirely with older, stronger companies that have a low level of debt on their books and the income they generate has an exit time frame of just 3-5 years.

Jeffry Schneider’s main hobbies are fitness, travel, and philanthropy. He has vacationed in places around the globe including Asia, Europe, and South America. He’s said that his favorite location is likely the rural parts of Thailand due to the friendliness of the people and their nature of giving. He also travels to athletic competitions including marathons and iron man events. The charities he supports includes Wonders and Worries, the Gazelle Foundation, as well as a number of other causes.

A Look at CCMP Capital and Its Late CEO and Founder Stephen Murray

Posted on March 11, 2016

CCMP Capital is a private equity firm that specializes in buyout and growth equity investments. It targets four industries in North America and Europe. It was established in 2006 by former members of J.P Morgan Partners LLC and its predecessors- Chemical Venture Partners, Manufactures Hanover and Chase Capital Partners.

CCMP invests $100 million to $500 million of equity per transaction. This is basically done if a company’s size ranges between $250 million to $2 billion. While investing the firm seeks to change public companies to private, enable developing business to grow and provide of estate diversification solutions.

The four targeted industries of Stephen Murray CCMP Capital are consumer/retail, industrial, healthcare and chemicals/energy. The firm has invested in these industries over a long period of time giving it a deep understanding on their specific issues and opportunities.

Within the consumer/retail industry the firm has invested $7.6 billion in over 31 years in its various sub-sectors such as specialty retail and multi-channel marketing. In the industrial companies and healthcare sections the firm has invested $4.1 billion and $1.6 billion respectively. The chemicals/energy companies enjoy an investment of $2.6 billion for over 25 years.

The firm boasts of having full time partners who have extensive C-level operating histories. In addition to this the firm has experienced executive advisors with over 30 years of management experience. To ensure the execution of all creation plans CCMP Capital’s professionals and the managers of each portfolio company work together. This involves applying the best practices within a given sector coupled with utilization of assets and resources to boost cash flow.

Teamwork, integrity and diversity are paramount to the success of all investments. Thus, all professionals work together with the management teams. It is a requirement that teamwork is exercised in each stage of the investment process. Bearing in mind that it is a global firm, its proprietary network has resources that assist mangers in executing their plans and responsibilities anywhere and whenever.

CCMP Capital boasts of having a wide variety of investors. This is due to the fact that it has earned their trust and confidence and over the years it has always maintained its success.

Stephen Murray was the former president and CEO of CCMP Capital prior to his death in the year 2015. He was the founding partner of CCMP Capital after working in J.P Morgan for a couple of years. He was raised in Westchester County, New York. He earned a Bachelor Of Arts Degree from Boston College and a MBA from Columbia University. He started off as a credit trainee in Hanover Trust Co in 1984. In 1989, he joined a private equity finance unit of Hanover and through a merger, Manufacturers Hanover was part of JP Morgan in 2000. He has sat in various company boards such as Crestcom International and Octagon Credit Investors. Stephen has been acclaimed as an incredible investor and deal maker whose great contributions to CCMP Capital will always be remembered.