James Dondero is a Charted Financial Analyst and a Certified Public Accountant as the founder of Highland Capital, L.P., since 1993, who has donated to Dallas’s non-profits. Highland Capital is an investment advising company. As a global alternative credit manager, Highland Capital, L.P., takes responsibility for helping customers with credit strategies such as hedge funds, long-only funds and separate accounts. Highland works on solutions regarding distressed and special situations private equity. This company also advises on collateralized loan obligations (CLOs). Highland presents alternate investing opportunities along with incoming markets, long/short equities, and natural resources. Highland takes on clients such as public pension plans, specific foundations with endowments, corporations, financial institutions, funds of funds, governments, and ultimately, high profit-oriented individuals.
James Dondero’s firm is based in Dallas, Texas, with offices in New York, Singapore, and Seoul. James Dondero has a Bachelor of Science in Commerce whose foundation is Accounting and Finance. Mr. Dondero has over 30 years experience in the credit markets. Prior to Highland, Dondero worked at Protective Life’s GIC cooperative between 1989-1993 where he took this company from startup to $2 billion in five years. From 1985 to 1989 he was in command of $1 billion in fixed income funding for American Express. Before working for American Express, Dondero worked for JP Morgan.
Dondero is on the Board of Directors for MGM and American Banknote. He is also a Chairman of the Board for NexBank, Cornerstone Healthcare, and CCS Medical Corporation. And he also pioneered Collateralized Loan Obligation or (CLO). His funds have won awards such as Morningstar’s 5-star designation for Global Allocation in 2014. He has also won the Lipper Award for Floating Rare Opportunities in 2014 as well as Morningstar’s #1 ranked Healthcare Long/Short equity fund in 2014.