James Dondero, Renowned President of Highland Capital Management

Posted on August 8, 2017

With over thirty years of credit market experience, James Dondero is one of the original Collateralized Loan Obligation’s pioneers. He currently serves as the president and co-founder of Highland Capital Management. James oversees the company’s investment operations and strategies of institutional and retail products. Dondero also manages about 21 billion dollars in assets.

Highland Capital Management
Highland Capital Management is one of the most experienced and largest global alternative credit management company. In 2015, Highland Capital Management was named as one of the best working places by the Dallas Business Journal. The company got a ranking as one of the top working places for businesses with between 50 and 249 employees.

Through the firm, Mr. Dondero offers potential investors excellent investment ideologies through the Highland Global Allocation Fund. In 2014, this Highland Global Allocation Fund was among the first to heavily invest in the sovereign debt of Argentina. The following year, Argentina’s economy displayed recovery signs which indicate the success of the investment done by the company.

About James Dondero
Before starting his career at Highland Capital Management, Mr. Dondero served as the chief investment officer at Protective Life’s GIC subsidiary. At Protective Life, he successfully managed to grow the business to over 2 billion dollars in assets for 1 billion dollars in fixed income funds for American Express. Mr. Dondero also serves on the Board of Directors for American Banknote and MGM Studios. He is also the Chairman of various Board such as Cornerstone Healthcare, Nexbank and CCS Medical.

Dondero is a graduate who holds the designations of CMA, CFA, and CPA from the University of Virginia. James has an emphasis and concentration in accounting and finance resulting him in earning the right to use the mentioned designations. Throughout James Dondero’s career, he has received many awards and accolades such as the Lipper Award for Floating Rate Opportunities in 2014, Morningstar’s 5-star designation for Global Allocation as well as #1 ranked Healthcare Short/Long Equity Fund in 2014.

James Dondero has donated millions in proceeds to charities and non-profits in Dallas area. Dondero is committed towards the improvement of educational opportunities and enriching the lives of Dallas residents in the area.

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