The Story of Highland Capital Management

Highland Capital has become a premier investment banking institution in the United States. Based in Dallas, Texas, the firm has embarked on an expansion drive that’s has seen it occupy New York, Singapore, Seoul and Sao Paolo in Brazil.

Their strategic presence on the Asian and South American continents point towards an interest in the emerging market economies. The affiliate with multinational organizations around the world, pension and insurance firms, governments and wealthy families. The company has made a killing from its diversified ventures, and its asset values have increased to as much as $18 billion.

Initially, Highland Capital specialized in credit management and advisory. Along this line, they also dealt in private equity as other funds in the industry. However, thy had to diversify to stay relevant in a struggling industry. The Collateralized Loan Obligation, a pilot project of James Dondero became their new strategy. They believe in guarding their investors” capital and venturing in new and unique business opportunities.

James Dondero is the President, CEO and a founding partner at Highland Capital. Earlier in his career, he pioneered research and formulation of the Collateralized Loan Obligation. It has since earned him fame and fortune as he is now considered a forward thinker and leader. His leadership has made Highland Capital a leading alternative credit management firm in the US.

Dondero’s calm approach to business, his discipline, honesty, and experience pass on to his employees and affiliates. In fact, the firm operates under the values of boldness, experience, and discipline. As a result, they have always produced consistent results for their customers and partners. The employees also portray great maturity and experience and Dondero’s presence as a leadership figure at the helm of affairs must be a reassuring.

It’s not all business at Highland Capital. The organization has a human face and understands it doesn’t operate in a social vacuum. Therefore, it leads another firm in the industry in participating in philanthropic ventures. It has donated more than $10 million in the last decade and has made a huge difference in every country they set up an office.

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Meet James Dondero; the Highland Capital Management CO founder and President