Rated one of the best places to work in the USA by the Dallas Business Journal Highland Capital Management is a world leader in alternative investing. Founded in 1993 by James Dundero Highland Capital Management has assets at over 22 billion dollars. Mr. Dondero strategies include hedge funds, distressed and special situations, collateralized loans, mutual funds and ETFs. Located in Dallas, Texas the firm maintains offices globally in San Paulo, Seoul, Singapore and New York.
Under Mr. Dondero’s leadership Highland Capital holds a diverse client base of governments, endowments, corporations, wealth managers, foundations and financial institutions. Mr. James Dondero’s long-term leadership is directly responsible for Highland’s success. In 1985 he joined American Express and became its portfolio manager of fixed-income funds worth over one billion dollars and 1989 James Dundero joined Protective Life and brought its earnings to over two billion dollars. Visit Nexbank to know more about James.
One of Mr. Dondero’s leading strategies is a focus on collateralized loan obligations. His belief in this alternative investing plan turned Highland Capital Management into a powerhouse of over 15 billion dollars worth of assets. In 2016 Jim Dondero invested in energy stocks generating a growth of 32% for Highland’s investors. This return was triple that of the S&P 500 Index.
Beyond his duties at Highland Capital Management Mr. Dondero is Chairman of the Board of Next Bank, Cornerstone Healthcare and sits on the board of multiple corporations including MGM and American Banknote. Jim Dondero and his family are also known for their philanthropy which includes the George W. Bush Library, Perot Museum of Natural Science and many more. He is dedicated to improving Dallas and offers grants to support many organizations in Dallas. He has donated over one million dollars to the hippo habitat at the Dallas Zoo and under his guidance Highland Capital awarded a one million dollar grant to the Family Place in Dallas. The Family Place is a shelter for men who are victims of domestic violence
Mr. Dundero holds two Bachelor of Science degrees in accounting and finance from the University of Virginia and he has worked at JP Morgan and Chase & Company. Visit nexpointliving.com to know more about James Dondero.