Highland Capital Management gained international recognition when the company became the first to pioneer Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO). The investment approach of the company is to produce consistent and above average returns through applying tested principles over an extended period and maintaining discipline around the concept of capital preservation.
The company has over 20 years of operation and experience in alternative investing that has led to generating more alpha over time. The company combines both the top-down and bottom-up approach when it comes to investing.
The average experience of the investment managers in the company is 11 years. They are responsible for evaluating new opportunities, reviewing existing investments across capital structures and monitoring the trends in the financial markets industry. Learn more about James Dandero: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/james-dondero-appoints-new-president-of-institutional-products-for-highland-capital-management-300165627.html
Highland Capital Management, L.P. has a retail arm referred to as Highland Funds. The company uses the retail to manage the over $20 billion of assets under management. Highlands was founded by James Dondero and James Okada in 1993. Today, James Dondero is the president of the company, and James Okada is the Chief Investment Officer of the firm. James Dondero has over three decades of experience in both equity and credit markets.
Dondero has led the company to become one of the biggest investment company investing in the United States and the rest of the world. The company has been particularly active in the recent Argentina bond issue where Highlands was expected to purchase a big chunk of the $12 billion debt sale. The growth of the company also recently necessitated the appointing of the new president of the institutional products division to improve efficiency in risk analysis.
James Dondero has been the leader who promotes the company to take a critical role in corporate social responsibility. The company has invested in communities where its employees reside and have participated in making a difference through financial donations and advisory board involvement such as its partnership with Dallas Foundation.