James Dondero currently serves as the co-founder and president for the business known as Highland Capital Management. He has decades of experience in the field of equity management, and has spent a tremendous amount of time focusing on distressed investing. His current residence is in the city of Dallas. Visit jimdondero.com to know more about him.
Prior to his work in finance, James Dondero graduated from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce with double majors in accounting and finance. He managed to graduate as both Beta Gamma Sigma and Beta Alpha Psi. His post-collage career began as an analyst enrolled in the JP Morgan training program for one year before joining American Express as a corporate bond analyst in 1985.
By 1989 he was a portfolio manager and helped to create the GIC subsidiary of Protective Life. This was one of his most successful ventures with over $2 billion secured between its creation in 1989 and 1993. By 1993 Mr Dondero had established Highland Capital Management and was ready to lead it to its current success.
Under James Dondero’s leadership, Highland Capital Management made itself the developer of the collateralized loan obligations and one of the most ardent supporters of credit-based business for investors across the planet. Among the products offered by Highland Capital Management include Private Equity Funds, Mutual Funds, and ETFs. As well as being one of the leaders of Highland Capital Management, James Dondero is also the Chairman and President of NexPoint Residential Trust, In. He is also a board member of Jernigan Capital, Inc, and a chairman for Cornerstone Healthcare Group Holding, Inc.
James Dondero has crafted a large philanthropic portfolio by spending years helping people in different fields. Among the fields that he has helped include education, care for veterans, and public policy. Read more at Wikipedia about James Dondero.