James Dondero is the co-founder of Highland Capital Management. Highland Capital Management, L.P. is investment adviser that has close to $14.9 billion worth of assets under its management. There is a diverse set of asset classes being used by the firm under its alternative landscape. These include hedge funds, besides separate accounts, as well as distressed along with special private equity. There are mutual funds along with ETFs too. James Dondero is currently the President of Highland Capital Management. The firm has a long history of focusing on the healthcare sector. It has nearly $2.3 billion in the form of healthcare assets. These are being held as institutional funds along with mutual funds. James Dondero is also managing NexBank along with its managing director, Michael Gregory.
He is on the Board of Directors of many companies. These include American Banknote Corporation, besides MGM Studios, as well as NexBank. Other companies include CCS Medical as well as Cornerstone Healthcare, and NexPoint Residential Trust, Inc.
James Dondero is a highly reputed finance expert. This is because he has over 30 years of experience on investing in the credit as well as equity markets. He is the pioneer for using the Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO).
James Dondero studied at the University of Virginia where he majored in accounting and finance. He joined the Protective Life subsidiary of GIC. He was the Chief Investment Officer here. During his tenure, the business grew to over $2 billion. This was between 1989 and 1993. He is a Certified Management Accountant besides being a Chartered Financial Analyst too.
He has recently appointed a new person to his leadership team. He will be appointed as the President of institutional products at Highland Capital Management. James Dondero resides in Dallas TX. He is looking after the investment strategies as well as operations for retail products and the institutional products too at Highland Capital Management. He has over three decades of experience in credit markets.
Under James Dondero, funds that are associated with his management have won several awards. In 2014, he won the 5-star designation from Morningstar for Global Allocation. In the same year, he won the Lipper Award for Floating Rate Opportunities.