Collateralized loan obligations have been revolutionized over the past decade by a company known as Highland capital management. Under the leadership of James Dondero, the company has managed to create an entirely new array of product offerings that have targeted retail and institutional investors around the world. James Dondero current president and co-founder of the Highland capital management has over 30 years in the world of equity and credit markets. With this experience, he has helped to fuel the growth of the company so that it is now valued at over $30 billion. While investment opportunities in financial markets are the primary focus of James Dondero and his company Highlands capital management it is not the only area that he has managed to have a significant impact in. Read more at Huffington Post about James Dondero.
James Dondero with the help of his company has managed to fund over $10 million worth of charitable donations within the last decade. Almost all of these generous donations have been targeted towards educational opportunities. It is the belief of James Dondero that it is their responsibility to invest in the communities where they have employees. Community culture is incredibly important, and it is because of this that the company has focused on programs in education and healthcare around the world.
— Highland Capital (@HighlandCapMgmt) February 13, 2018
Highland capital management has helped to promote the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Institute. This organization has helped to develop educational opportunities that aim to create some of our nations future leaders. Follow James on Linkedin.
Another nonprofit organization which James Dondero has supported is Snowball express. Snowball Express has helped to provide children of fallen military heroes with help. The organization helps the children of these deceased military members experience a four-day opportunity, taking them to sporting events, dances, amusement parks and even more educational opportunities.
James Dondero graduated with two bachelors of science degrees from the University of Virginia’s school of commerce. His career began in 1984 when American Express hired him. During his time at American Express from 1985 to 1989, he oversaw $1 billion of fixed-income funds. After this opportunity, James Dondero served as the chief investment officer of Protective Life’s GIC subsidiary. Starting from merely a concept James Dondero help to grow the organization to a multibillion-dollar business.
It was after this experience that he started his own company in 1993. The name of the company was Highland capital management, and since that time the corporation has forged a reputation as the most significant alternative credit manager in the world. Currently, the investment firm emphasizes private equity accounts, credit hedge funds and several other investment avenues for institutional and retail investors. It is through this company that Mr. Dondero has helped to revolutionize the world of financial markets.