James Dondero, the co-founder and the President of Highland Capital Management, is known for innovative credit strategies, and that helped the firm to grab significant business in the market. His more than three decades of experience in credit and equity markets that are focused on distressed and high-yield investing made the firm handling assets worth $20 billion. Since he founded the company in 1993, Dondero focused on making Highland Capital a leader in Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO) and framed credit oriented solutions for retail and institutional investors around the world. He has deep expertise in the portfolio management of investment grade corporates, mortgage-backed securities, high-yield bonds, leveraged bank loans, real estate, derivatives, emerging market debt, and more. Read more about James Dondero at Nexpoint Advisors.
Under the guidance of Dondero, Highland Capital offers various world-class product offerings include CLOs, institutional separate accounts, hedge funds, mutual funds, private equity funds, ETFs, and REITs. It should be noted that many of the funds offered by the firm have received various awards including 5-star designation by Morningstar for Global Allocation – 2014, #1 Healthcare Long/Short Equity Fund by Morningstar in 2014, the Lipper Award for the best Floating Rate Opportunities – 2014, and more. Mr. Dondero oversees the planning and execution of the firm’s operational initiatives and strategic investments. Read more about James Dondero at Wikipedia.com.
James Dondero has co-founded NexPoint Credit Strategies Fund and leads it as its Managing Partner. He is serving as the President of NexPoint Capital, Inc., from 2014 and also working as a Portfolio Manager with the firm. He also serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HCM Acquisition Company, a start-up firm focusing on acquiring or merging of various companies through asset acquisition, stock purchase, capital stock exchange, reorganization of assets or other business combination. Dondero is also serving as the Portfolio Manager for some Highland Capital funds including Highland Energy MLP Fund, Highland Funds II, and more.
Before founding Highland Capital, James Dondero served Protective Life’s GIC subsidiary as its chief investment officer. He helped the start-up to become a $2 billion firm within five years. Dondero also worked with American Express and managed fixed income funds worth $1 billion. He completed his graduation in Commerce with specialization in accounting and finance from the University of Virginia and earned various certifications including Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and more. James Dondero serves on the boards of American Banknote and MGM Studios. He is also selected as the Chairman of the boards of CCS Medical Corporation, Cornerstone Healthcare, and NexBank.