Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be successful in nearly everything you do and create your own business from scratch? Many people like to think about this as a remote possibility, but some people are able to make it a reality. One of these people is the Dallas-based fund manager James Dondero.
— Highland Capital (@HighlandCapMgmt) December 11, 2017
James Dondero started his career in finance by earning his degree from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. After doing some souls searching and researching possible career paths, he was selected to be a part of the JP Morgan Guaranty Training Program in 1984. Here he learned all about fund management and leadership, forming the path that he would follow for the rest of his career. After this program, Dondero held various positions as bond and fund analyst, as well as even managing a $2 billion fund for Protective Life. Dondero wanted more, and that is when he founded Highland Capital Management. Read this article at barrons.com.
Highland Capital Management was focused on the client from the very beginning. Dondero made it clear that he not only wanted to create funds that would make his clients money, but he also wanted to create new and alternative forms of investments that would also offer low-cost access to these funds. James Dondero researched new collateral loan obligations in the early 1990s and made them one of the premier fund types that was offered. He also created new emerging markets and natural resources funds to give his investors access to the types of investments they wanted. Read more about James at Crunchbase.
To this day, Highland and Dondero are focused on the customer. They continue to offer several low-cost alternative options to investors, as well as ETFs and mutual funds that traditional firms offer. Clients such as pensions, funds of funds, individuals, governments, and corporations flock to Dondero to take part in his innovative thinking and tradition of success. Today, Highland Capital controls over $13 billion in assets and has offices all over the world. With James Dondero at the helm, Highland Capital Management will continue to bring investors great returns well into the future.