James Dondero currently works as the President and Co-Founder of Highland Capital Management, Dallas-based. He has vast knowledge in credit and equity market with over three decades experience in the industry. He focuses mostly on the distressed and high-yield investing. Highland Capital Ltd has pioneered in both development of collateralized loan obligation market as well as advancement of credit-oriented solutions for their clients in institutions and the retail market globally under James Dondero watch. His company provides products such as separate institutional accounts, private equity funds, ETFs, REITs, mutual funds, and hedge funds.
Before the establishment of the Highland Capital Management in 1993, James Dondero created the GIC a sub-unit of Protective Life. He served diligently as the Chief Investment Officer and helped the company, and it’s dealing from inception to more than two billion dollars in a span of four years. He had worked for the American Express from 1985 to 1989 as a portfolio manager and corporate bond analyst before joining Protective Life.
James Dondero holds an excellent educational background. He graduated with the degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Virginia, Mclntire School of Commerce where he was honored due to his excellent performance. James is a certified public accountant and managerial account. Additionally, he won the right for the usage of chartered financial analyst designation.
His professional career traces its roots back in 1984 at the JP Morgan training program as an analyst. James Dondero is the managing chairman and also the president of NexPoint Residential Trust Company. He is also the chairman of NexBank Capital and the board member of Jernigan Capital. He serves on various boards of members including Cornerstone Health Group Holding, CCS Medical, Inc, MGM Holdings, Inc as well as in Southern Methodist University School of Business.
Dondero is kind-hearted and dedicated to philanthropic work. He supports various initiatives including veteran affairs, education, and public policy. He is notable in giving back to his community through charities and donations. James Dondero is actively responsible for determining and ensuring the performance execution of the Highland Capital Management`s strategic investment and other initiatives. His experience and skills in the industry include investment grade corporations, emerging market debts, derivatives, high-yield bonds, mortgage-back securities, the stock market and bank loans.
More information on James Dondero can be found by following him on Twitter.