James Dondero of insidermonkey is the co-founder, CEO, CFA, CMA and managing partner of Highland Capital Management a private company in the private equity sector. The company was started in January 1990 when James and Mark Okada teamed up with Protective Life Insurance Corporation. The venture focused on fixed income markets. In 1993, it advanced to Protective Asset Management Company.
In 1997, the two partners bought the stakes of Protective Life in PAMCO and created Ranger Asset Management as a self-governing advisor registered with SEC. A year later, the company’s name was changed to Highland Capital Management. The company aims to provide alternative investment management by managing hedge funds, structured investment, and distressed investment funds.
Under the leadership of James Dondero, the firm introduced the first collateralized loan obligation (CLO) market in addition to the launching of the first non-bank CLOs back in 1996. Today, this company monitors over 39 CLOs/CDOs totaling to $32 billion value in assets. This makes it the leading CLO manager globally.
The company is based in Texas but has offices in New York City, London, Singapore, and Seole. The firm had around $18.7 billion of assets in 2014. They have clients from different industries ranging from foundations and endowments, private and public corporations, financial organizations, governments and individuals with high net worth.
Mr. Dondero has received many awards for his work in asset management. The awards include the Lipper Award in 2014, Morning star first rank in healthcare equity fund and Morningstar 5 star segment on global allocation.
James graduated from the University of Virginia in 1984 with a Bachelor degree in Commerce with a specialization in finance and accounting. He is a certified management accountant, Certified Public Accountant and has achieved the right to use the chartered financial Analyst title. He has all the required qualifications that make him top in the financial market industry.
James Dondero is a director and chairperson in many companies. He is a managing partner and co-founder of NexPoint Capital holding the president position from 2014. He is the chairperson of the board of directors at NexBank Capital. James is also the CEO and chair of the board at HCM Acquisition Company. He has been a director of MGM Holdings Inc. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
James has over twenty years’ experience as a leader in a variety of companies from different industries. Highland Capital Investment continues to soar to greater heights as they aspire to satisfy their wide range of clients.