Jim Dondero, CFA, CMA – Co-Founder, President
Jim Dondero is the co-founder and president of Highland Capital Management. Highland Capital Management, L.P. is an SEC-registered investment adviser which, together with its affiliates, has approximately $13.8 billion of assets under management. Highland utilizes a diverse set of asset classes and structures within the alternative landscape which includes hedge funds, separate accounts, distressed and special situations private equity, CLOs, mutual funds and ETFs. Highland has a long history as a leading alternative asset manager with a historical focus on the healthcare sector, and manages approximately $1.34 billion in healthcare assets in the form of institutional funds and mutual funds. NexPoint Capital will be managed primarily by Highland co-founder and President James Dondero and managing director Michael Gregory.
Jim Dondero also serves on the board of directors for several companies, including MGM Studios, NexBank, CCS Medical and Cornerstone Healthcare. Additionally, in May 2015 James Dondero was appointed to the board of directors for NexPoint Residential Trust, Inc.
James Dondero has more than 30 years of experience investing in credit and equity markets and helped pioneer the use of the Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO). Jim attended the University of Virginia with a focus on accounting and finance. James eventually went on to serve as Chief Investment Officer of GIC’s Protective Life subsidiary, growing the business to more than $2 billion from 1989 to 1993. Jim is both a Certified Management Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Jim also recently appointed a new president of institutional products for Highland Capital Management. Read the press release here.
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