James Dondero has worked in the equity and credit markets for more than thirty years. James is the co-founder and president of Highland Capital Management. Under Dondero’s leadership, Highland Capital Management has developed incredible solutions and products for retail investors. The company has assets worth approximately $ 14.9 billion under its management. Some of the firm’s affiliates include NexPoint Capital, NexPoint Advisors, NexPoint Residential Trust, and NexPoint Credit Strategies Fund.
James has donated millions of dollars to charities and non-profit organizations in Dallas. James is committed to improving education standards for people living in Dallas-Fort. Dondero has partnered with most organizations to enrich people living in Dallas. Some of the organizations he has collaborated with include Education is Freedom, Uplift Education, The Family Place, Dallas Zoo, Snowball Express, and Capital for Kids.
Mr. Dondero oversees the operations and investment strategies for both institutional and retail products. Dondero is one of the people behind the development of Collateralized Loan Obligation. The funds that Dondero has managed have been received numerous prestigious awards.
Before joining Highland, James worked as the CIO OF protective Life’s GIC subsidiary. James grew Highland Capital from a small firm to a company worth $ 2 billion within five years. Before Protective Life, Dondero managed an estimate of $ 1 billion for American Express. The Dallas Business Journal named Highland Capital among the best companies to work for in America. The company is also a source of income to between fifty and 249 employees.
James graduated from Virginia University where he studied finance and Accounting. Dondero is a qualified Certified Management Accountant who can use Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Dondero cultivates a high-quality workforce through aligning the interests of the company’s clients. Highland Capital prioritizes the interests of consumers by ensuring that they are fully satisfied.
In 1985, Dondero served at American Express as its Corporate Bond Analyst. Later he as promoted to become the company Portfolio Manager for about $ 1 billion before he left American Express. James is a board member of CCS Medical, Nexpoint, NexBank, and Cornerstone Healthcare.