Highland Capital Management is one of the premier global investment advisors. The SEC registered firm and its affiliates controls approximately $15.4 billion in assets. Highland was incorporated in 1993 by two renowned experts in the financial field, Mark Okada and James Dondero. Today, it ranks as one of the largest and most experienced alternative credit managers in the world. Its headquarters are based in Dallas, Texas. The company has opened offices in New York, Seoul, Sao Paolo, and Singapore.
The financial company focuses on developing consumer oriented credit strategies, including long-only funds, hedge funds, separate accounts, collateralized loan obligations, and distressed private equity. Moreover, it offers alternative investments such as long/short equities, natural resources, and emerging markets. Highland Capital Management has a broad client base that includes foundations, public pension plans, governments, financial institutions, endowments, high net-worth individuals, and corporations.
In October 2016, Highland Capital Management had the opportunity to ring the Nasdaq stock market closing bell. The event followed the relisting of its senior loan ETF. The company visited Nasdaq MarketSite located in Times Square to celebrate the listing of its iBoxx Senior Loan ETF, which is managed by Highland’s retail division, Highland Capital Management Fund Advisors. Mark Okada, Highland’s chief investment officer, rang the bell in honor of the occasion.
With regard to credit, Highland’s investment approach is geared towards producing above average returns in a consistent manner. The firm uses proven principles to make any investment. It also maintains the highest ethical standards to preserve capital. The firm’s employees have extensive experience in maintaining an appropriate risk/return balance in all dealings. Highland focuses on asset classes that seek to maximize the value of investors’ return. In addition, the company provides access to multiple asset classes during the investment process.
The company has a strong corporate social responsibility strategy that focuses on investing in different communities where its staff work. Highland Capital Management is committed to making a difference in the community through volunteerism and financial donations to local and nonprofit organizations. For over a decade, the company and its partners have donated more than $10 million to multiple institutions around the globe.