Principal Investment Advisor

Richard H. Moon, CFA CPA

Richard has 20 years of experience in public accounting and corporate finance. He worked at various CPA firms as well as Fortune 500 companies like Sony Pictures and Unocal. During his time there, Richard advised executive management on numerous strategic and capital investment initiatives that led to significant increases in profitability and shareholder value.

In 2010, Richard transitioned to a career in financial advisory services. He formed Ascendant Capital Management in 2015, a practice based on principles of professionalism, competence, and trust.

Richard graduated from UCLA with a BA in Economics and received his MBA in Finance from the USC Marshall School of Business.

Charles Armendarez, CFA

Charles Armendarez, CFA

Charlie brings over 25 years of both institutional and high net worth portfolio management. His research, trading, and asset allocation experience covers numerous asset classes including fixed-income, equity, hedge funds, and alternative investments.

Prior to joining Ascendant Capital Management, Charlie was a managing director, partner, portfolio manager, and Chief Investment Officer at Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company (PAAMCO), a $12.5 billion dollar investment management firm that specialized in alternative investments.

Charlie graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Economics and received his MBA from The Amos Tuck School, Dartmouth.