James Dondero is the co-founder and the current President of Highland Capital Management (HCM). James joined Human Capital Management in the year 1993 after previously working for different companies. With over 30 years of experience in the equity and credit markets, and primarily focusing on high-yield investment, it is not hard to see why James has left an impact in any company that he has worked with. Read more about James Dondero at Nexpoint Advisors.
Mr. James initially began his career as an analyst in the year 1984 when he pursued a Morgan Guaranty training program. Between the years 1985 to 1989, James acted as the Portfolio Manager and Corporate Bond Analyst at American Express. He left the company after investing and creating more than $1 billion in fixed incomes. A year later, he worked as the Chief Investment Officer for GIC, a subsidiary branch of Protective Life between the years 1989 to 1993. In a span of four years, he transformed GIC from a minor company to a $2 billion investment.
Mr. James Dondero doubles up as the chairman of NexBank, CSS Medical, and Cornerstone Healthcare. He also serves as a board member of MGM Studios and the American Banknote. His experience in the field of management and finance is spread across mortgage-backed securities, leveraged bank loans, investment grade corporates, emerging market debts, high-yield bonds, derivatives, and preferred and common stocks. Read more about James Dondero at Wikipedia.com.
James Dondero graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce (Accounting & Finance). James also has some of the highest honors in commerce namely Beta Gamma Sigma and Beta Alpha Psi from the McIntire School of Commerce. He also has top honors with dual majors in Accounting and Finance. Apart from this, James has received certification as Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Financial Analyst, and a Certified Management Accountant.
Highland Capital Management
Highland Capital Management, L.P. is an investment advisor registered with SEC. Founded in the year 1993, Highland Capital Management in conjunction with other affiliates is estimated to be worth more than $18 billion in under management assets.
In a span of more than two decades, the company has pioneered the growth and development of Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO) market. Apart from this, the company has also developed credit oriented solutions for retail and institutional investors.
Some of the company’s award winning products include CLO’s, separate institutional accounts, hedge funds, mutual funds, EFT’s and private equity funds. Apart from this, the company also provides alternative investments such as emerging markets, natural resources, and long and short term equities.
The company’s large base of clients is derived from endowments, public pension plans, corporations, foundations, financial institutions, governments, fund of funds, and high net-worth business people. Though the company’s main branch is located in Dallas, Texas, it still has other offices located in Singapore, Seoul, and New York.