About James Dondero
I am James Dondero, 52 years old, and I am the president and co-founder of an acquisition company known as Highland Capital Management (HCM). I am also the Convener of the Board and the Chief Executive Officer of this great Acquisition Company. The dream of starting Highland Capital became a reality in 1993 when the company started operations. I live in Dallas, TX, and I can confidently say my experience in credit and equity markets is unmatched.
These is because I have been in the industry for over 30 years, and my main area of specialization is on high-yield and distressed investment. With this, I have been able to make businesses grow from scratch to being leaders in the market. Over the years, the company HCM has focused on developing Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO) and we are actually the pioneers when it comes to coming up with credit-oriented solutions for institutional and retail investors all over the world.
Highland Capital can boast of offering products that have been credited and awarded by great people. Some of these products include ETFs, institutional separate accounts, REITs, CLOs, mutual, hedge and private equity funds. To get more of this information on these product offerings, you can visit these websites, www.HighlandFunds.com, and www.HighlandCapital.com.
The websites are easy to understand, and you will have an easy time scrolling through and the information on the website is unlimited. I hold various posts, and they include being the Chairing Cornerstone Healthcare, I am also the chair of CCS Medical and a member of the board of American Banknote and MGM Studios. I am also the chairperson at Nexbank.
I am also quite influential and active when it comes to philanthropy. I also lend a helping hand when it comes to important initiatives in affairs concerning public policy, education and veterans. I have worked in different sectors and held some posts before founding HCM. I was the Chief Investment Officer of GIC from 1989 to 1993.
During my time, I was able to come up with a subsidiary known as Protective Life, and I worked on it since its inception to a minimum of $2B in AUM. Prior to GIC, I was a Corporate Bond Analyst and later a Portfolio Manager between 1985 and 1989 at American Express. My career as an analyst commenced in the year 1984 in a training program offered by Morgan Guaranty.
I majored in Finance and Accounting, and I can say I passed very well. I am a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and over the years I have earned the privilege to use the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) epithet. In general, I am a member of nine Boards in nine different organizations that are from different industries.