When it comes to the credit and equity sector, James Dondero is a force to be reckoned with. He has been in this industry for more than three decades. Among his achievements is being a pioneer in the Collateralized Loan Obligation, also known as CLO. Many people recognize him for the important role he plays at Highland Capital Management where he is the president and co-founder. Under his able leadership, Highland Capital Management has continued to offer both products and solutions to various institutions and retail investors. For this reason, the institutions have won numerous awards. Mr. James Dondero basically oversees all the operations and strategies of Highland Capital.
During his illustrious career at Highland Capital Management, James Dondero has managed to specialize in alternative investment management. For starters, this is a field that has helped him specialize in distressed investment funds, structured investment as well as hedge funds. With these skills, James Dondero has managed to invest in structured products, high-yield bonds and leveraged loans. During his time in business, James Dondero has managed to expand his business beyond the Dallas, Texas headquarters. At the moment, Highland Capital Management has other offices in Singapore, London, and New York City. At the moment, James Dondero manages a hedge fund worth $18.7 billion. Through HCM, James Dondero is an equal employer as he currently employees over 100 people. His success may be attributed to the education that he received as a young man. For his undergraduate degree, James Dondero studied at the University of Virginia. At the same time, he holds various certifications such as chartered financial analyst and chartered managerial accountant. He studied finance and accounting at the university.
Before establishing Highland Capital Management, James Dondero used to work for Protective Life. He managed to grow the business to a $2 billion company in a period of four years. James worked for this institution between 1989 and 1993. To fully engage with his clients, James Dondero has maintained a social media presence. He can be found on Twitter, Facebook as well as LinkedIn. Beyond entrepreneurship and business, James Dondero is very active in giving back to the society.