James Dondero is the president and co-founder of Highland Capital a firm established to offer clients globally with alternative credit services. For over 30 years Mr. Dondero has had wide experience in equity markets as well as credit markets his main aim being achieving high returns and distressed investing. Since the establishment of Highland Capital in 1993, this company has had tremendous growth in terms of its operation. Additionally, it has been the greatest pioneer in developing solutions for credit oriented problems and the development of the CLO market. Under the management of James Dondero, highland capital provides numerous award winning solutions as well as products for both retail investors and institutions globally.
His Early life and career
Dondero went to Virginia University where he graduated with highest honors in finance and accounting. He began his career as an analyst in 1984 after being accepted and approved into the Morgan Guaranty training program. Besides the Bachelor’s Degree in accounting and finance, Jim also holds powerful certifications as a chartered financial analyst and a certified management accountant. Later on in 1985, Dondero served the American Express as the corporate bond analyst. Before leaving this firm, he was made the portfolio manager who was responsible of fixed income funds which were approximately $1 billion. Dondero has offered great leadership to numerous firms thus contributing largely to their success.
Before establishing Highland Capital in 1993, Mr. Dondero served as the chief investment officer in Protective Life GIC Subsidiary. Under his direction, this firm managed to grow to over $2 billion which was a great achievement.
About Highland Capital
This firm is among the most experienced and largest firms specializing in credit strategies. The services offered by this company range from credit hedge funds, to private equity, long only funds, collateralized loan obligation and separate accounts. Moreover, this firm offers alternative investments such as natural resources, short and long term equities as well as emerging markets. This firm has its headquarters in Dallas, Texas and offices in Sao Paulo, Seoul, Singapore and New York thus making it possible for clients to access services easily. Highland Capital has won different awards and accolades due to its proper management systems.