James Dondero Goes the Extra Mile

James Dondero has been very successful in the credit and equity marketplace. He is currently the President and Co-Founder of HCM or Highland Capital Management. They are based out of Dallas but have offices worldwide including New York, Singapore, Seoul, and Sao Paulo. HCM currently has over $18 billion of assets under their management.

Stood the Test of Time

Highland Capital Management has become one of the largest alternative credit manager companies in the world. Their goal has remained constant throughout the years, which is to provide low cost alternative strategies to fit the client’s needs. They administer value through unique products and protecting investor’s capital. Highland Capital Management continues to grow and currently has more than 180 employees. They specialized in investment solutions including hedge funds, private equity, CLO’s, ETF’s, and mutual funds. Highland is independently-owned and has a diverse range of opportunities for institutional investors and retail.

The Beginning

James Dondero attended the University of Virginia where he received a degree in accounting and finance. He is a Certified Management Accountant and has a Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Before he started Highland Capital Management, Mr. Dondero managed funds for American Express and was employed with Protective Life’s GIC subsidiary as their Chief Investment Officer. He serves on several boards including Banknote, MGM Studios, NexBank, Cornerstone Healthcare, and CCS Medical Corporation.

Above and Beyond

Giving back to the community has always been a high priority for James Dondero and his firm. The philanthropic endeavors include the Dallas Foundation, the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation, veteran support, education, and health care. The Dallas Foundation joins donors to nonprofits with the goal of improving life for those who live in and around the North Texas area. James has dedicated himself to generously giving back financially and with his time. The employees at Highland Capital Management have followed the example that Dondero has set and also reach out to the community through volunteer work. They have seen a need and have extended a hand to help those less fortunate. James Dondero knows how important people are and is willing to go the extra mile.

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