James Dondero is the CEO and president to Highland Capital Management. He stays in Dallas Texas and his work at Highland Capital Management includes overseeing the company’s operations on institutional and retail levels as well as overseeing investment strategies. His prowess incredit market covers a period of over 30 years in addition to being among the brains behind Collateralized Loan Obligation Concept.
Mr. Dondero is known to excel in funds management as seen by how most of what he has been in charge of has excelled financially. He has received a number of accolades in his career life. Some of the most common awards include the morning star 5-star recognition for the Global Allocation for the year 2014 and the morning star’s number 1 rank for health care short and long equity funds also in the same year.
Before coming to Highlands, James served as the chief investments officer to Protective Life GIC adjunct. He was part of the team that grew the company’s business to two billion dollars from a startup in just five years of existence. Before going to work for Protective life, he was in charge of managing funds for American Express.
James Dondero graduated from the University of Virginia where he got a major in finance and accounting. He is also a CMA) and a CFA. Apart from being the co-founder and CEO of Highlands Capital, he also serves as a board director for MGM Studios. He also serves as the chairman of Cornerstone Healthcare, NexBank, and CSS Medical Corporation.
He is also an active philanthropist as seen by his millions of donations. The company gives part of its proceeds to local areas charities and Dallas areas and other non-profit organization. He is also committed to improving educational opportunities for individuals living in Dallas fort. This has led to a number of partnerships and donations that the residents of Dallas gain from. There are a number of donations that he has been part of.