November 18 2017

Highland and Harvest partner to win MFEA Award

Highland Capital Management was one of the companies that received awards at the Mutual Fund Education Alliance (MFEA) STAR Awards.

Highland Capital Management is one of the companies that is part of Harvest, an investor network that has 230,000 users every months. Harvest congratulated Highland as well as other clients and contributors that has received honors at the MFEA STAR Awards.

The MFEA awards ceremony had been held in Chicago in late October of 20017. The MFEA is an American trade association that has the goal of making sure that the investment management industry is served in the best, possible way. Read more at Biz Journals about Highland Capital.

Highland Capital Management won the best Educational Communications campaign award in the Adviser category This campaign was done in partnership with Harvest. Together, they made a new purpose so that contest could be driven to financial advisers who need the data to find new contests as well as help old clients. This content did help Highland to get a good return of investment that was just based on three pieces of content. Harvest has an artificial intelligent program that helped in this partnership with Highland to maximize the quality of the content.

Peter Hans, the CEO of Harvest, feels that Highland has believed in Harvest’s mission from Day One and has been shown to be a client-centric and forward-looking asset manager. Harvest is proud to be associated with Highland’s success. Read this article at PR Newswire.

Highland Capital has believed in Harvest’s mission from day one and has proven to be a client-centric and forward-thinking asset manager,” Peter Hans, CEO of Harvest. “We are proud to be part of this award and Highland’s success.

Highland Captial Managment is a company that is registered with the SEC in the United States and has at least 15.4 billion US dollar of assets under its control. The company was started by Mark Okada and James Dondero in 1993 and is considered to be one of the biggest and experienced global alternative credit managers. On a day-to-day, its focus is on credit strategies, private equities and loan obligations.



This award will further show that what Highland is currently doing is the most successful course.

June 23 2017

Capital Group’s CEO: Retirement Funds Safest in Hands of Active Fund Managers

While Warren Buffet, well known billionaire and philanthropist, believes that it’s safest to put one’s retirement funds in passive index funds. The point of betting a million dollars on the premise that investments will grow more in passive index funds than in the hands of hedge fund managers, Capital Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Armour, however, completely disagrees.

Now, Armour believes that in all likelihood, Warren Buffet will win the bet—which, by the way, would go to charity if Buffet does win—as Armour admits that active funds can end up being quite costly for investors. And Armour agrees with Buffet’s assertion that retirement funds must become better safety nets for not only for Baby Boomers approaching retirement, but also for members of Generation X as well as Millennials to learn more: click here.

Capital Group’s Timothy Armour believes that active funds are still the best investment for one’s retirement, rather than the passive index funds that Buffet trusts. The key, Armour says, is in finding hedge fund managers that perform exceptionally well. In the long run, when investors place funds in high performing, well-managed active funds, they stand to receive higher returns than if they place their investment in passive index funds.

Armour’s 30 years of experience and expertise in this field back him up. He was named Chairman of Capital Group, one of the biggest fund managers in the world and home to American Funds, on July 28, 2015. Armour graduated from Middlebury College with a degree in economics.

Recently, Armour spearheaded the team that brought about the partnership of Capital Group and Samsung Asset Management, whose aim is the development of asset allocation products as well as to offer the best options for retirement planning.

Late last year, a commentary written by Tim Armour was featured in the Wall Street Journal. In the piece, he reiterated the importance of excellent fund managers—those who do not just check on companies performances in the stock market daily, but actually do due diligence in looking for companies with real value.

March 11 2017

Jeffry Schneider – Alternative Investment Specialist

Jeffry Schneider is the CEO and Founder of Ascendant Capital, which is located in Austin, Texas. Over the past few years, Jeffry Schneider has enabled the growth of his firm to a billion dollar company. Ascendant Capital LLC under his leadership has specialized in marketing, sales as well as operational services and raises funds for asset fund sponsors.

In a period of two to five years, Jeffry Schneider’s company has enlarged to a 30 employees company. During the same time, Jeffry Schneider was able to raise over $1 billion for his clients. The institution currently has 50 broker dealers, several family offices, and over 250 investment advisers. Within the company, Jeffry Schneider has managed to create a culture that has helped in the development of the business.

With 24 years experience in investment community, Jeffry Schneider has gained professional skills including alternative investment strategies. Previously, he has worked with a number of notable, leading financial institutions including Merrill Lynch, Alex Brown and Smith Barney where he held executive positions. He believes that alternative investment is the best way to reduce volatility and diversify holdings.

Jeffry Schneider is renowned for his love for fitness, and he also enjoys traveling and doing as much charity work as he can handle. He is a very successful business man, but he also believes that being fit and eating healthy are very important. Jeffry Schneider also supports several initiatives including the Gazelle Foundation, Cherokee Home for Children, God’s Love We Deliver Foundation, and Wonders and Worries.

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