Investment banking is one of the most important components and backbone of the economy. Investments lead to the development of small firms hence the continued operation and growth in many sectors. The field has many experts, but among the most respected individuals is the Highland Capital Management President. Highland is an investment cooperative founded by one of the leading investment advisor, James Dondero. He has over 20 years of experience in the investment and critical decision making. Besides, his company is widely known since it is a pioneer in the development of Collateralized Loan Obligations
He is also a member of Nexbank and Cornerstone Healthcare. James is an active philanthropist that support various initiatives aimed at improving the quality of life such as education, veteran’s affair, and public policy. As a Chief Investment Officer, he has helped in building institutions like GIC subsidiary, which he supported by donating $2B. He has served as a Corporate Bond Analyst and Portfolio Manager at American Express.
His career started in 1984, in the Morgan Guaranty training program. He passed with highest honors from the University of Virginia. Also, he is a Certified Management Accountant hence earning the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. James Dondero of jimdondero.com has received various prestigious awards such as The Lipper Award for Floating Rate Opportunities and also ranked as the best Long and Short Equity Fund in 2014. Early 2015, he was nominated at the Nexpoint Residential Trust Inc. as the President of Nexpoint advisors. His total assets under management investment are about $20 billion.
His leadership skills have made his organization to adore and respect him. As a norm, the world is always waiting for James next decision on investment since his decisions have a positive impact on the economy. Highland has expanded over the years and currently has over one hundred employees. As the President, James chose a slogan that will enhance growth and sustainability. The slogan emphasizes on experience, discipline, and boldness. Dallas, Texas, is the place of physical location of the company headquarters. It has offices in various countries such as New York, London, and Singapore.
James had previously partnered with Josh Terry and Mark Okada to establish a product affiliate known as Acis Capital Management. Highland Capital Management Firm offers services like risk and product optimization and portfolio management services. Recently, HCM was reviewed by Glassdoor, and they analyzed that it is the best destination workplace in terms of competition and readiness.
In a business talk in Dallas, James explained that, for people to understand investment field they have to keep in mind that investment involves the buy side. It involves a provision of advice to various institutions that might be interested in buying the investment services. On the other hand, the sell side involves trading of various securities and their promotions.
He previously explained that public investment deals with public information such as stock analysis. Stakeholders such as government tend to hire developed firms such as HCM in conducting financial jobs that include taxation.