How James Dondero Leads Highland Capital Management To Success

There are a number of capital management companies that make a name for themselves in the finance world. However, it is rare to find a capital management firm that can find success with their clients and their community. One of the larges capital management firms in the Dallas area is making an impact in more ways than one. That firm, Highland Capital Management, has become a community and finance leader thanks to the vision of its CEO James Dondero.

Mr. Dondero started his career at JP Morgan. For four years, Mr. Dondero learned how to get results for his clients. It wasn’t long until American Express hired Mr. Dondero away to become one of their portfolio managers. During his time at American Express, Mr. Dondero managed the fixed income portfolio and also delved into the world of alternative credit strategies. It was this combination of unique experiences that gave James Dondero the confidence he needed to go out on his own. In 1993, James Dondero, along with co-founder investment banker Mark Okada, created Highland Capital Management.

Today Highland Capital Management has over $17 billion dollars of assets under management. Headquartered in Dallas, the firm also has offices in New York, Singapore, Seoul, and Sao Paulo. This global presence has allowed Highland Capital to find opportunities and growth all around the globe.

While Highland Capital Management has a global reach, co-founder James Dondero ensures that the firm makes an impact in the local Dallas community. Recently, the firm has been active in a number of social initiatives that include charitable donations and participation in fundraising efforts. One of the highlights of Highland Capital’s philanthropic efforts is a recent $10 million dollar endowment to the Bush Center. As the firm continues to grow, James Dondero will continue to help Highland Capital Management reach new heights while maintaining a focus on local community outreach.