James Dondero is a certified management accountant and financial analyst. He is a dedicated and diligent person who has worked hard to build many companies. Currently, he is the president and co-founder of Highland Capital Management. The firm was established in 1993 but stand at an estimated net worth of $14.9 billion in the valuation of assets. Highland capital management offers alternative investment options and advice. HCM specializes in the provision of credit and equity.
Under the leadership of James Dondero, the firm has excellently managed their portfolio which includes mutual funds, EFTs, CLOs, hedge funds, and private equity. In health care, it manages assets worth over $2.3 billion. James possesses a unique trait of positivity. During the change of power in 2016, when US financial markets were facing a lot of uncertainty, he saw a chance for excelling. He was still optimistic that the volatility would provide new market opportunities.
Ever since he joined the Corporate Bond Analyst group, American Express in 1985, he has become a hot cake in financial management. He boasts about over 30 years experience in credit and equity management. On realization of the benefits of networking, he has partnered with Nexpoint Residential Trust, Nextpoint Capital, and Acis Capital Management. Reportedly the assets have increased to $19 billion.
About James Dondero
James studied finance and accounting at the University of Virginia, McLntire School of Commerce with honors. He has also been trained as an analyst under the Morgan Guaranty Training Program. In 1989 he was the Chief Investment Officer for Protective Life Company and raised 2 million in assets. He has a pool of knowledge in handling; emerging market Debts, Investment grade corporate, mortgaged securities and common stock.
Despite his contribution in financial markets, James Dondero is also philanthropic. He has supported various movements and campaigns. Some of them include George W. Bush Presidential Library and Institute, Education is Freedom, and Snowball Express. Recently, he made a lump sum donation of $1 million to the Dallas Zoo, an initiative to bring back the hippos to the zoo. The fund is for building a 5,000 SQ foot perimeter wall.