Highland Capital Management has quickly become one of the largest names for investment management in the area. With over $13 billion in assets under management and now signs of a slow-down, this company has taken the industry by storm. Why is this company so successful, and how will they continue to grow and bring investment into the Dallas area? One of the main reasons is the founder of the Company, the current CEO, and the President of the Board James Dondero. Visit Nexbank to know more about James.
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>This news won’t be a surprise to anyone who knows Trey. Glad to have people like him at Highland. <a href=”https://t.co/dVslyHxpAn”>https://t.co/dVslyHxpAn</a></p>— James Dondero (@JamesDondero) <a href=”https://twitter.com/JamesDondero/status/907988681750966272?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>September 13, 2017</a></blockquote>
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James Dondero has over 30 years of experience in equity and capital markets. Starting shortly after graduating with his degree from the University of Virginia in accounting and finance, Dondero joined the bond analysis team at American Express. Dondero took his time to learn the ins and outs of the capital and bond markets, eventually managing a fund worth over $1 billion. Dondero leveraged his position at American Express into an executive-level leadership position at a subsidiary of Protective Life. There, he managed another fund and helped to increase the value of its assets to over $2 billion. Dondero wasn’t done there, however. He soon decided that he wanted to go into business for himself, and after coming up with the capital he created Highland Capital Markets in 1993. Visit nexpointliving.com to know more about James Dondero.
Just a decade after graduating from college, Dondero was now the President and CEO of his very own investment firm. He used all of the knowledge he had gained throughout his short career to give investors a large return on their investments. James Dondero researched and brought to the forefront of Highland’s offerings collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), a new and scrutinized type of investment at the time. He also brought several healthcare investments under his wing and added them to the ever-growing portfolio of the company. Highland Capital Management now offers emerging markets investments, alternative investments, long and short equities, and investments in natural resources.
When he is not busy managing his funds and bringing business to the Dallas area, James Dondero is donating his time and money to several area charities. He is a contributor to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Institute, Uplift Education, and Snowball Express. Highland Capital Management currently has expanded to New York, Singapore, and Seoul, and there is a good chance that more offices will open in the future.