James Dondero’s Contribution to Highland Capital Management
In the last few years, there has been an increase in private equity firms engaged in alternative investments in the United States. Alternative investment firms mainly deal with tangible assets like certain precious metals, historical antiques, coins and even stamps and real estate, venture capital and hedge funds. The United States has some of the largest firms involved in alternative investment in the world. One of the firms in this sector is Highland Capital Management that was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas in the United States. Over the years this firm has grown to become one of the most experienced firms in the world.
Highland Capital Management majorly deals with the management of hedge funds and structured investment. The growth of this firm is largely attributed to its Chief Executive Officer James Dondero and co-founder Mark Okada who have steered the firm to where it is today. The firm has expanded its operations and established offices right here in New York and ventured into London and Singapore. The two founders have inspired the employees of the firm who have also largely contributed to it being placed on the map as one of the best alternative investment firm in the world.
The firm has been operation for more than twenty years and the employees have gained invaluable experience in this sector and set them apart from other emerging alternative investment firms in the United States. Highland Capital Management has over one hundred and eighty employees spread out around the world. The firm’s philosophy is anchored on the principles of experience, discipline and boldness that have shaped how they handle their affairs in the course of serving their clients around the world. Those who wish to contact the firm can do so through either of their offices in Dallas or the offices mentioned herein for more information one can also visit the website of the firm.
Dondero is the current president of the firm and resides in Dallas Texas. He has worked for over three decades and has gained valuable experience in the financial sector. He is the chairman of Cornerstone Healthcare, CCS Medical and Nexbank. He began his career in 1984 in the Morgan Guaranty training program. He studied at the University of Virginia and graduated with Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta Alpha Psi from the McIntire School of Commerce with dual majors in Accounting and Finance. He is also a Certified Management Accountant and earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst Designation.