As an experienced entrepreneur and a philanthropist, James Dondero continues to make a positive impact in the financial industry. As the president and co-founder of President of Highland Capital Management, Dondero has more than thirty years of significant experience in both equity and credit markets. However, he majorly focuses on distressed and high yield investments. Under James Dondero’s leadership, Highland Management Capital has continued to offer several award-winning solutions and products for both retail and institutional investors. Moreover, Dondero has a first passion for improving Dallas in addition to his extreme work. Read more at Huffington Post about James Dondero.
Before his distinguished career, James attended school at the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce where he received his two Bachelor of Science degrees in Commerce, finance, and accounting options. His vast experience began with a training program in economics with JP Morgan in early 1984. The following year, Dondero joined the American Express where he typically managed a one-billion-dollar investment in fixed revenue funds. In 1989, James became the CIO of Protective Life’s GIC Subsidiary. The corporation began as a notion, but under Dondero’s administration, the firm turned into a two-billion-dollar initiative.
In 1993, Mr. Dondero started his own company, Highland Management Capital. He is currently the president of this firm that is ranked as the chief global alternative credit managers around the world. Highland Management Capital specializes in numerous financial products including credit hedge funds, collateralized mortgage obligations, distressed and distinct circumstances private equity as well as long-only funds.
Apart from his work that takes a considerable part of his time, James Dondero also makes an effort in being a part of charitable events and helping others. As a concerned citizen of Dallas city, James has participated in numerous projects meant to improve the state of the city of Dallas by making it more pleasant. Among such noble projects is the Dallas Zoo where James and the Highland Capital Management gave a one million donation. Follow James on Linkedin.
His passion for assisting others has always been evident in him using his funds to improve the Dallas area. Also, Dondero provides aid to other organizations. For instance, he and his company made a donation to the Snowball Express, George W. Bush Presidential Library and Institute and the Perot Museum of Natural Science among others. The society needs more people with a heart like James Dondero’s.