The prowess of James Dondero in the credit and equity market has made him be recognized by many. He has had career success for the past 30 years and is committed to giving even better results. He founder Highland Capital Management where he sits as the chief executive officer. Highland Capital Management has given out products to both institutions and retail investors that have won some of the most coveted awards. The asset base of Highland Capital under management stands at about $14.9 billion. It encompasses several subsidiaries such as Nexpoint Advisors which include the closed-end fund and NexPoint Credit Strategies Fund, Nexpoint Residential Trust popularly known as REIT, NexPoint Capital (healthcare BDC) as well as Acis Capital Management (CLOs).

The impeccable analytical career of James Dondero began in the year 1984 when Morgan Guaranty allowed him to be part of its team. In the very year, Mr. Dondero graduated from the University Virginian McIntire School of Commerce with a major in Accounting and Finance, holding the highest honors. Besides his degree, James Dondero is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) as well as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). In the year 1985, Mr. Dondero joined the American Express holding the position of the corporate bond analyst. He left this organization in the year 1989 as a Portfolio Manager for about $1 billion fixed income fund. He later became the chief investment officer of Protective Life GIV before founding Highland capital.

James Dondero has been very committed to creating and improving educational opportunities for the residents of Dallas-Fort Worth area. He, for instance, announced the successful $1 million challenge grant from Highland Capital Management that is aimed at topping up the $16.5 million Family Place Capital Campaign. The Southern Methodist University also received a total amount of $2 million for continuing to provide its students with the opportunity for studying abroad and giving them the necessary skills to make them global leaders. In the year 2015, Highland Capital was hailed by the Dallas Business Journal as one of the best places that one can work at. The workers here are provided with the right atmosphere to allow them to be productive.