James Dondero is one of the hedge fund managers who is working hard to change the alternative investment industry in the world. In a recent interview with Barrons, Dondero, who serves as the chief executive officer and president of a company called Highland Capital Management told investors that he is happy to assist them. Dondero says that his biggest excitement is helping his customers with complex debt transactions that might seem too challenging to turn around. The hedge fund manager has been able to turn around the lives of many clients in the United States and other parts of the world.
James Dondero, popularly known as Jim is the co-founder and driving force in Highland Capital Management. He is also the founder of a sister company known as Highland Global Allocation Fund. The institution offers consumers capital funding. Most of its clients are mutual fund investors, and it has done well since it was established. The securities held are diverse, and these funds are exposed to market volatility. There, is, however, little significance because the finance expertise of James Dondero ensures that the company funds remain healthy.
James Dondero went for his education at the famous University of Virginia found in the United States. After completing his degree in finance, the hedge fund manager was given employment opportunities in several companies. One of this companies is known as American Express. After working for many years, he partnered with Mark Okada to start Highland Capital Management. The company has been very successful under his leadership, providing clients with collateralized loan obligations. The company has a team of experts who understand the modern economic times, and they advise their clients accordingly.
Highland Capital Management has also accomplished for the communities living in Dallas. This is because the institution supports noble cases that assist the communities to have a better life. Although the company has done well internationally, most of the charitable cases are forwarded to the communities living in Texas. The company has also established the Dallas Foundation to handle its donations. Last year, the establishment gave over three million dollars for different cases.
Highland Capital Management is a recognized firm that specializes in advisory services on investments and is based in Dallas, Texas. In a bid to reach a bigger clientele base, the company has created affiliate offices in Sao Paolo, Seoul, Singapore, and New York. The firm has over the years marked tremendous growth to record close to 15.4 billion dollars’ worth of investments placed under its care and that of its affiliates. Highland Capital is also registered with SEC.
Highland Capital was founded in 1990 by long-time partners James Dondero and Mark Okada, partnering with Protective Life Insurance Corporation. The firm changed to Protective Asset Management after three years with its shares divided between Protective Life Insurance Corporation and partners James & Mark at 60 percent and 40 percent respectively. The partners later bought all the shares of Protective Life Insurance to form Ranger Asset Management before embracing to its current name, Highland Capital Management L.P.
With over 20 years in operations, Highland Capital is recognized as one of the biggest and highly knowledgeable managers for alternative credit for helping their clients in risk management. The firm has over the years engaged research experts merged with extensive market surveys to create a cocktail of products based on its customers’ specifications. Their most innovative products include long-only funds and separate accounts, credit hedge funds, distressed and special situation private equity, and collateralized loan obligations. It also specializes in alternative investments, such as long term & short term equities, natural resources, and emerging markets. Highland Capital boasts huge client-base drawn from all over the world that includes fund of funds, financial institutions, public pension schemes, foundations, endowments, individuals with high net worth and governments.
Awards And Philanthropy
Due to their dedication and zeal, Highland Capital Management and its affiliates have grown to become an award-winning firm. In 2015, Dallas Business Journal named Highland Capital as one of the best places to work. Last year, the company received two honors at the 2016 Alt Credit Intelligence US Performance Awards. In their Philanthropic endeavors, Highland Capital is dedicated to helping the communities by volunteering, being involved in advisory boards, and donating money to national non-profit organizations and local communities.
Dr. Walden is an American based plastic surgeon and philanthropist. She started her learning at Anderson High School where she graduated and joined the University of Texas as an undergraduate. At the University, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. Walden later pursued her education at the University of Texas Medical Branch and was awarded a Medical Doctorate with Highest Honors and graduated as the Salutatorian. Besides, she was elected as the head of the Texas Alpha Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. At that time she also undertook an externship at the Plastic Surgery Associates in Miami.
After completing her studies, she joined the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital and worked as an aesthetic surgeon. Dr. Walden became the associate of Dr. Sherrell Aston (a famous cosmetic plastic surgeon). She worked with him for eight years in which she gained experience at running a first class cosmetic surgery, as well as the discretion and professionalism needed for success. Dr. Walden now works at her hospital called Walden Cosmetic Surgery And Laser Center based in Texas. She is also a philanthropist and an associate of the Guardian Angel Society. Also, she participates as a volunteer surgeon in medical mission trips. She has also designed her own implements for breast surgery.
Dr. Jennifer Walden has specialized in different surgical operations which include facial procedure, breast surgery, laser center, body augmentation, hair restoration, radio frequency, skin care and non-invasive vaginal rejuvenation both at national and international level.