Highland Capital Management


Highland Capital Management CEO and Founder James Dondero Continues to Make Highland Capital a Global Investment Provider

Highland Funds, the retail investing arm of Highland Capital Management Fund Advisors, L.P., provides means of working with various classes of asset and investing in the form on an ETF and a collection of mutual funds.

Highland Capital is an alternative investing firm, with affiliates in its global umbrella, managing billions of dollars. It was founded by James Dondero and Mark Okada in 1993 as an investor in leveraged loans and has grown and taken on addition additional classes of assets over a 25-year period to become a global retail and institutional investor managing private and public equities, real estate, vertical markets and special situations.

James Dondero, President of Highland Capital Management, L.P., studied finance and accounting at the University of Virginia McIntire School Of Commerce, graduating with highest honors. He is a CPA and CMA with CFA designation.

Mr. Dondero started work as a JP Morgan analyst in training in 1984. From 1985 to 1989, he became an American Express bond analyst and portfolio manager. As CIO of Protective Life, he was central to adding a guaranteed investment contracts branch and helping the firm grow to more than $2 billion over the period between 1989 and 1993. Refer to This Article for more information.

As President of Highland Capital Management, Mr. Dondero specializes in distressed and high-yield investing. Bringing 30 years’ credit and equity experience to the firm, he has helped Highland break new ground in credit-based investing and collateralized loan obligation markets. Along with these, Highland also offers hedge and private equity funds, ETFs and REITs and mutual funds. Go To This Page for additional information.

James Dondero is NexBank Capital Chairman and NexPoint Residential Trust, Inc. President and Chairman. He also sits on the boards of MGM Holdings, Inc. and Jernigan Capital, Inc., and he chairs CCS Medical, Inc, and Cornerstone Healthcare Group Holding, Inc. He is also on the Executive Board of the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business.

Mr. Dondero is an actively involved in philanthropic efforts and in measures regarding public policy, veterans and education.


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