The Dallas-based Highland Capital Management company has been one of the fastest growing investment firms in the region. Most of this success is owed to the current President and CEO of the firm, James Dondero. Through his leadership, several new investment options have been made available to investors, and new money has been brought into the region. Dondero has not always been the successful fund manager that he is today, and his story is one that shows the power of dedication and resourcefulness. Visit Nexbank to know more about James.
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Dondero started his financial career after he graduated from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce in the 1980s. From there, he started in the American Express corporate bond analysis department, attempting to quickly work his way up the company ladder. He used his knowledge of funds and bonds to get himself accepted into the JP Morgan Guaranty training program in 1984, and through this program he was able to prove to the world that he had more to offer than just letting companies know to invest in bonds.
From American Express, Dondero took a very prestigious position as the Chief Investment Officer of one of Protective Life’s subsidiaries. There, he used what he had learned from his few years of experience and training to grow the funds managed to over $2 billion. After spending a few years in this position, James Dondero decided he wanted more. In 1993 he put everything on the line to found Highland Capital Management.
Today, Highland Capital Management is one of Dallas’s premier investment management firms. The total funds managed have been grown to over $13 billion, and with the healthcare practice continuing to grow, an addition $2.3 billion is expected to be added to that number in a few years. The firm focuses on helping pensions, foundations, endowments, financial institutions, governments, and several other types of investors put their money in the most lucrative positions. The firm offers collateralized loan obligations, ETF funds, mutual funds and other low cost and alternative investment strategies that fit the needs of all their clients. The company is also devoted to the Dallas area. In fact, millions of dollars have been donated to organizations such as SMU Tower Scholars, Education is Freedom, and the George W. Bush Presidential Library. Visit nexpointliving.com to know more about James Dondero.