James Dondero or as many may know him as Jim, is the CEO and co-founder of Highland Capital Management. Jim is based out of Dallas, Texas where he manages the firm’s business. James Dondero has been in this industry for over 30 years now and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. James main focus over those 30 years has been both the credit and equity markets. James Dondero has focused the majority of his energy on distressed as well as high yield investing. Highland Capital Management was originally founded in 1993 and has been an industry leader when it comes to developing credit orientated solutions and the further development of the Collateralized Loan Obligation Market.
The clients of the firm that would look into these market segments are both retail investors as well as institutional investors. These clients are provided with a one of a kind product line that is specifically tailored to their needs. This product line includes ETF’s, REIT’s, mutual funds, private equity funds, hedge funds, CLO’s and institutional separate accounts. James Dondero or as the majority of his colleagues may know him as Jim, is not only involved within the Highland Capital Management firm but also acts as the chairman of Nexbank, CCS Medical and Cornerstone Healthcare. He is also an active board member for the MGM Studios and American Banknote. Due to Jim’s success in the financial world he has also directed his attention to several philanthropic endeavors which include the support of veteran’s affairs, public policy as well as education initiatives. Before his position at the Highland Capital Management firm he has helped another business gain momentum. This firm is the GIC subsidiary of Protective Life. They have surpassed the $2 billion in AUM between the years 1989 and 1993.
In a recent article which can be found here. The Highland Capital Management Firm and its CEO James Dondero released their annual filing. The hedge fund that they manage has reached a value of $3.42 billion. This is actually a decrease from the recent report which has seen them drop from $4.91 billion. This is a decrease of $1.49 billion. This is a representation of 22.73 percent of the Lp’s assets which are listed within the continental US. The $15.04 billion in assets represent 22.73 percent of the total.