Highland Capital Management is an investment adviser which has assets worth approximately $20 billion together with the affiliates. It was founded in January 1993. It is an experienced credit manager that is recognized globally. The headquarters are located in Dallas, Texas. There are other offices in New York, Singapore, Seoul, and Sao Paulo. The organization specifies in credit strategies like credit hedge funds, separate accounts, long-only funds, collateralized loan obligation among others.
The company focuses on strategies and asset classes where there is a need to add significant value to the clients. The organization may do this by providing unique access to a certain asset class or exceptional expertise to the investment procedure. Their twenty years of operation has given the company opportunities to refine their services.
Highland Capital has a top-down risk management structure with the foundation of strong bottoms up research across the portfolio. The Portfolio Manager and the CIO are responsible for locating portfolio risk targets and the top down risk positioning. There is also a strong communication between the CIO and portfolio manager and the research professionals. This coordination has made the company succeed where many fail.
James Dondero is the president and co-founder of Highland Capital Management. He resides in Dallas, TX. He began his vocation as an analyst in the Morgan Guaranty training program in 1984. He is qualified as he graduated from the University of Virginia with first class honors. In addition to that, he is a Certified Management Accountant and has acquired the right to use the Chattered Financial Analyst.
Dondero has over 30 years of experience in the credit and equity markets, specifically on high-yield and distressed investing. He has leadership positions in many prominent organizations. He is the chair of Nexbank, Cornerstone Healthcare, and CCS Medical. Mr. Dondero is also a board member of MGM Studios and American Banknote. He also served as the Portfolio Manager at the American Express. He had also served as a Corporate Bond Analyst.
James is an active philanthropist and supports initiatives in education, public policy, and veteran’s affairs. As the Chief Investment Officer, he aided the build out of GIC subsidiary of protective life from its inception.