Highland Capital Management is one of the leading investment management companies in the United States, headquartered in Dallas, Texas. The company has close to $14 billion in assets under management, and its portfolio continues to increase under the leadership of its co-founder, James Dondero. He has more than three decades of experience in the equity markets and credit based products. He is considered to be one of the pioneers of the Collateralized Loan Obligation market through Highland Capital Management. James Dondero has helped in establishing Highland Capital Management as one of the leading firms in the financial market by developing commercial products that are innovative for individuals as well as institutional investors.
James Dondero before starting Highland Capital Management has worked with some of the top financial firms in the world, which includes American Express and JP Morgan. The experience of working with some of the top financial institutions has helped him understand the equity and financial market well, which is what he uses in understanding the requirements of the clients and delivering financial products that actually meet their needs. While working at American Express, he managed the portfolio of assets over a billion dollar and helped the company gain considerable profits through it. James Dondero believes that for the financial firm to grow consistently, expanding its network is essential. It is why, the company has a presence in Singapore and Seoul as well, serving local clientele with extreme efficiency.
The retirement planning services and products offered by Highland Capital Management are also highly popular, especially in the Asian markets. James Dondero started his career in 1984 as a financial analyst. He has done his graduation from the University of Virginia and also holds dual honors in both finance and accounting. James Dondero is also a Certified Management Accountant as well as Chartered Financial Analyst. It is what makes him capable of understanding the financial market so well and developing financial products that align with the market’s requirements so aptly. He is also a well-known philanthropist in Dallas, Texas, and is associated with many local charities, providing them significant donations to empower local communities.