Highlands Capital Management is a leading investment firm that provides alternative solutions and products to investors. Together with its affiliate’s Highlands Capital Management has about $19billion in assets under its management.
With its headquarters in Dallas, Texas Highlands has experienced exponential growth in other big cities like New York City and Seoul. It all started in 1997 when Mr. James Dondero and Mr. Mark Okada came together in a joint venture that later evolved to become the Highlands we know today.
James Dondero is the President of Highlands Capital Management. He is in charge of operations and investment plans for both retail and institutional investors. James Dondero graduated with two majors in finance and accounting with the highest honors (Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta Alpha Psi) from the University of Virginia McIntire school of Commerce.
After finishing school, Mr. Dondero worked briefly in the Morgan Guaranty Training program before joining African Express for another short stint as an analyst. He later joined Protective life’s GIC subsidiary as its Chief Investment Officer. From being a startup, Mr. Dondero helped it grow to around $2billion. Mr. Dondero is also a Certified Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).
Mr. Dondero vast experience in the equity and credit markets has helped him in managing Highlands be able to offer creative solutions to the investment challenges.
By putting the interests of the investors first, Highlands Capital Management has been able to come up with great approaches to ensure that the investor’s capital is safe. Products such as mutual funds and Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO) have helped greatly and even won awards. Learn more about James Dandero: http://dallaslinks.com/highland-capital-powerhouse-president-james-dondero/
Highlands Capital Managements has a long history of investments in the healthcare sector, which accounts for a big chunk of its assets. Mr. Dondero also gives back to the community through his organization Highlands Dallas Foundation Inc. other charitable organizations include The Perot Museum, Education Is Freedom, George W. Bush Presidential Library, and The Dallas Zoo.
Apart from his role Highlands Mr. Dondero also is the chairman of the board of Cornerstone Healthcare, Nexbank, Nexpoint and CCS Medical. Mr. Dondero furthermore serves on the board of directors for American Banknote and MGM studios.