James Dondero is the chairman and the co-founder of Highland Capital Management. He has been into the equity and credit market for 30 years hence gaining experience in that field. In this field, he focused on high yielding and a less stressful investing. Under his leadership as the president, Highland Capital has pioneered in developing collateralized loan obligation as well as advancing credit-oriented solutions for retail and institutional investors globally. This company offers a diverse set of assets and structures which include separate accounts, hedge funds, mutual funds CLOs, ETFs among others. Highland has been known to be the leading alternative asset manager focusing on the healthcare sector. Dondero manages about $2.3 billion in healthcare assets which are in the form of mutual and institutional funds. Follow James on Linkedin.
Highland recently received Morningstar‘s 5-star designation for global allocation in the year 2014; Morningstar top-ranked healthcare for long and short equity funds and Lipper award for floating rate opportunities in 2014.Jim has been committed to improving the educational opportunities for the residents of Dallas which has led to a growing list of partnerships as well as donations which have enriched the lives of the Dallas people.
The career of James Dondero as an analyst began in 1984 where he joined the Morgan Guaranty training program. During the same year, he graduated from the University of Virginia where he earned dual majors in Accounting and Finance with the highest honors. He also has certifications as a Certified Management Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst. Before founding Highland in 1993, Mr. Dondero was the chief investment officer of protective lives GIV subsidiary where he helped the company from inception to more than $2 billion within four years. Read this article at barrons.com.
James Dondero is also the chairman of Next point, Cornerstone healthcare, the board of NexBank and CCS Medical. He is also on the board of MGM Studios as well as the board of the American Banknote. James philanthropic work has rendered support to people of Dallas especially regarding education, veteran affairs, and public policy. This has made Dallas be a right and peaceful place for its residents. The successful work of Highland Capital Management has also made the lives of people more easy and affordable.