Ascend Capital, LLC


Ascend Partners is an opportunistic U.S.-focused long/short equity strategy. Our mission is to generate superior risk-adjusted returns that maximize gains and minimize volatility over a broad range of market environments. We believe that our fundamental investment strategy is robust, scalable and can be a consistent source of alpha for our clients. Our philosophy is well matched with our clients' expectations: to consistently achieve outstanding risk-adjusted performance through superior skill in security selection, capital allocation, and risk management.


  • CIO has 26 years experience as a long/short portfolio manager, navigating through a myriad of financial crises and market cycles, delivering positive net returns in 24 of the 26 years1
  • Significant individual accountability and alignment with client interests

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1Includes the period 1994 to 1999 prior to the founding of Ascend Capital;
strategies employed were different from those employed by Ascend Capital


  • Robust and scalable systems that emphasize primary research
  • Sector focus is designed to create a consistent alpha stream
  • Strong emphasis on limiting downside risk
  • Leverage technology to identify, classify, prioritize, and monitor a steady flow of investment opportunities

See Important Notes regarding performance information.


  • Historically low market correlation

See Important Notes regarding performance information.

Contact Information

Ascend Capital

4 Orinda Way, Suite 200-C
Orinda, CA 94563

101 California Street, Suite 1525
San Francisco, CA 94111

T: 415.217.8300
F: 415.217.7697