James Dondero has worked for more than 30 years in the equity and credit market. He is famous for being the current chief executive officer and also the co-founder of Highland Capital.
The company has been offering many amazing products for both the retail and institutional investors. Highland capital has accumulated $19 billion as assets that are under management. The company has various affiliates like Acis Capital and the NexPoint residential trust. The Morningstar recently awarded the company a 5-star designation for its global allocation that took place in 2014.
James Dondero’s illustrious career began when he took the job of an analyst at the Morgan Guaranty. During the same year, he was able to graduate from Mcintire School of Commerce, which is based at the University of Virginia. At the college, he was specializing in finance and accounting, and he managed to emerge with first honors. Dondero has numerous certifications like Certified Management accountant and the Chartered financial analyst.
Dondero has worked as a bond analyst at the American Express. He has also worked as a portfolio manager at the same institution where he was managing funds worth more than $ 1 billion.
Before James Dondero launched the Highland company, he had worked as the investment officer at protective Live. Under his leadership, the subsidiary grew to more than $ 2 billion.
Dondero works as the president of NexPoint, Nexbank, Cornerstone health care and also the CCS Medical. He is a board member of the American Banknote and the MGM studios. Dondero loves contributing to the community through philanthropic activities. He has made contributions to support the presidential library of George Bush, Perot Museum, Snowball Express, Education is Freedom and the Towers Scholars Program.
Recently, Dondero was appointed to serve as an executive board member of the Methodist University (SMU). The board position at the Cox School of business, which is based at the Methodist University, is aimed at expanding the highland’s commitment to the university. One of the commitments is through the disbursement of the Tower Scholars, which is meant to facilitate the professional and academic excellence, especially in public policy.