James Dondero is the co-founder and CEO of Highland Capital Management who lives in Dallas TX. His pivotal role at the Hedge Company is to oversee its investment strategies and operations to ensure both retail and institutional products are products as per the required standards. Mr. James has 30+ years of experience in credit markets whereby he was one of the founders of Collateralized Loan Obligation.
Highland Capital Management is a leading investment advising agency that is responsible for managing more than 14.9 billion US dollars of assets. The company has a reputable history as a top alternative asset manager with a major concentration on healthcare sector where it manages roughly 2.3 billion US dollar in healthcare assets.
All the funds that have passed through the hands of James have received multiple honors and awards throughout his career. Some of the funds linked to Dondero’ management include:
Morningstar’s 5-star designation for Global Allocation in 2014
Lipper Award for Floating Rate in 2014
Morningstar was ranked as the number one Healthcare Equity Fund in 2014
Before joining the Highland Management, Mr. Dondero served as chief investment officer for proactive Life’s GIC subsidiary. While working there, the company experienced tremendous growth by expanding from a startup to 2 billion US dollars within a duration of five years. Before he was employed at Proactive Life, Mr. James worked for American Express where he managed more than I billion US dollars in fixed income fund for the company.
James Dondero graduated from Virginia University where he specialized in finance and accounting. He happens to be a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and he has the permitted to use the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. On top of that, James works as a Director at MGM Studios and American Banknote.
Mr. James has served as the president and secretary of Highland Acquisition Corporation since April 2016. Due to his hard work and experience, James is serving at the prestigious organization like NexPoint where he is the president and chairman of Board of Directors.
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