Since its inauguration in 1993, Highland Capital Investment has made an unforeseen difference in the financial markets of America and the world as a whole. The meticulous stewardship of James David Dondero has made this all possible. As Co – founder and president of Highland Capital Management he has made a notable difference for this investment corporation. Presently, Highland Capital Investment is the pioneer in cutting-edge financial product solutions. Some of their products include Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO), mutual funds, institutional separate accounts, hedge funds, private equity funds, mutual funds, REITs, and ETFs. All these are award winning products that have revolutionized financial markets momentously.
James David Dondero popularly referred to by his rather unofficial name Jim, is currently the president of NexPoint Residential Trust, Incorporative. Also he is the co – founder and president of Highland Capital Management, L.P., founder and president of Nexpoint Advisors, L.P. and the chairman of NexBank, an associate bank that is majorly owned by Mr. Dondero. Also, Highland Capital Investment on nexpointadvisors.com, NexPoint Advisors and NexBank are all partners of Nexpoint Real Estate Advisors, the company’s primary consultant. He schooled and graduated from the University of Virginia with the highest accolade of Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta Alpha Psi, equivalent to a First Class Honors in most universities. He was able to scoop two majors in accounting and finance from the Mcintyre School of Commerce. Mr. Dondero is also a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and has earned the right to use the much coveted Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designate.
In 1993 Mr. James David Dondero Co – founded Highland Capital Investment with Mr. Mark Okada, and oversees the private equity business. As per now Highland investments and its partners manage a whopping $21 billion in market assets and has aided in the starting of new credit asset classes. Before founding Highland, Mr. Dondero worked as Chief Investment Officer of Protective Life’s GIC subsidiary and steered the business from a mere concept to over $2 billion from 1989 to 1993. He has a portfolio management experience that compromises leveraged bank loans, derivatives, mortgage – backed securities, investment grade corporate, emerging markets, preferred stocks and common stocks. Besides all this, he is also responsible for coming up with the execution of the firm’s strategic investment and operational initiative. This shows how Mr. Dondero is pivotal in the financial world. With an experience of over 30 years in the credit and equity markets, he has all that he needs to tackle financial constraints.
A philanthropist is essentially a humanitarian, a person who gives out charity wholeheartedly without expecting any return. Mr. Dondero is one such person; he has made a number of contributions to the society that his efforts cannot be overlooked. He has supported initiatives in education, veteran’s affairs and vast public policies. He has also lent a helping hand to plummeting financial institutions; a case in point is the GIC subsidiary of Protective Life. This in itself is a sure sign of a good heart. They say the hand that gives receives more in abundance, I guess this is why Mr. Dondero has become so successful and has accomplished what few may only dream of in life.