James Dondero is a hedge fund manager and an investor. He co-founded Highland Capital Management of Dallas where he is the president and sits on its board. The company offers services in mutual funds, private equity, mutual funds, Exchange Traded Funds, and Real Estate Investment Trust. The company is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Together with its affiliates, Highland Capital Management has approximately $20 billion in assets under its management. It boasts to be a leading alternative asset manager focusing on the healthcare industry; it manages about $2.3 billion healthcare assets both in the form of mutual fund and institutional funds. Read more about James Dondero at Daily Forex Report.
Under his leadership, Highland Capital has been a pioneer in the development of Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO) market and the advancement of credit-oriented solutions for retail and institutional investors.
Additionally, he serves as a member of the board of directors in various companies including NexBank, American Banknote Corporation, CCS Medical and Cornerstone care, and MGM Studios. He has been a member of Jerning Capital since August 2016. He joined the board of directors of NexPoint Residential Trust in 2015.
James Dondero is a graduate of the University of Virginia where he earned highest honors from the McIntire School of Commerce. He took dual majors in Accounting and Finance. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).
James has a vast experience in credit and equity markets, which has spread over 30 years. He mainly focuses on high yield and distressed investing. Founded HCM in 1993. His career started in 1984 at Morgan Guaranty training program where he served as an analyst. Soon after, between 1985 and 1989, he joined American Express as a Corporate Bond Analyst and a portfolio manager.
Before founding Highland Capital, James helped create GIC, a subsidiary of Protective Life. As the chief investment officer in the company, he grew the company to over $2 billion worth starting from its inception in 1989 to 1993. He is also a dedicated philanthropist and actively supports various initiatives regarding public policy, the affairs of veterans and education matters. Visit his website at jamesdondero.com.