James Dondero is the co-founder and President of one of the largest financial services firms in the United States, Highland Capital Management. He currently resides in Dallas, TX, and is responsible for the business and strategy development of Highland Capital Management. There are many different retail and institutional investment products offered by Highland Capital Management, which is designed and provided under the supervision of James Dondero. With the experience of over thirty years in the financial market, James Dondero is the key person behind the massive success that the company enjoys today. He has extensive experience of credit markets and associated products and is considered as one of the original pioneers who started and propagated the Collateralized Loan Obligation.
James Dondero has received many awards during his career for the rapid success of the funds he has been associated with. Some of the awards he has won include the Morningstar’s 5-Star Designation for Global Allocation, Lipper Award for Floating Rate Opportunities and his fund named Healthcare Long/Short Equity Fund was ranked number one by Morningstar. James Dondero is highly qualified as well and has completed his graduation from the Virginia University with major in Finance and Accounts. He is also CFA certified, which gives him further command over the financial analysis he does to provide accurate financial services to the clients. James Dondero also serves on the board of other financial institutions and companies, including that of the MGM Studios, Cornerstone Healthcare, and CCS Medical Corporation. He is also the Chairman of the board at Nexbank, which is amongst the top banks in Texas.
Highland Capital Management has around $15 billion in assets under management at present, which makes the company amongst the topmost hedge funding companies in the country. During his initial years as a financial analyst, James Dondero has also worked with American Express for several years. At American Express, he managed funds worth over $1 Billion. James Dondero was also the one who was responsible for growing the fund value to over $2 Billion while designated as Chief Investment Officer of Protective Life’s GIV Subsidiary. He continues to be the role model for many financial executives around the year.