Highland Capital Management is one of the largest alternative credit managers worldwide. Together with its subsidiaries, the firm manages about $18 billion of assets. It specializes in credit strategies, equity markets, credit hedge fund, development of award-winning products, and collateral loans. The Dallas-based firm has offices in New York, Singapore, Sao Paulo, and Seoul. The company is involved in short and long-term investment, natural resources, and emerging markets.
The firm focuses on the production of consistent and maximum returns from its credit investment, hedge funds, and other investment by implementing evidence-based methods and risk management strategies. The firm employs a team of highly trained and experienced professionals who are dedicated to offer exceptional services. The investment decisions of the company are made after an intensive research.
Highland Capital does not only invest in the financial market, but also supports community programs that are tailored to improve living standards, education, and health. Its employee participates actively in community projects via volunteerism. The advisory board also participates actively and ensures the local community organizations are financially supported. Most of the donations are directed to programs that focus on healthcare, education, and veteran affairs. Highland capital has contributed over $10 million to support programs of organizations across the globe.
Factual details about James Dondero
After gaining experience in the growth equity and credit markets, Dondero ventured in private business and founded Highland Capital Management in 1993. The firm experienced a tremendous growth after a short period. It was managing assets of approximately $2 billion within the five years of its inception. In 2014, the firm was managing several equities and hedge funds. The Dallas-based investor holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a specialization in the accounting and finance field. Other professional titles include Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Management Accountant.
After graduating, Dondero spent his first year as a trainee credit analyst at the Morgan Guaranty Training program. In 1985, he served as the Corporate Analyst for the American Express. Later on, he was promoted to the Portfolio Manager. Dondero played an integral role in the growth Protective Life to a net worth of $2 billion within a span of four years.