James Dondero is a pioneer, a founder, a leader and philanthropist. The founder and president of Highland Capital Management, Mr. Dondero has provided the globe with effective alternative investment solutions for over 20 years that has succeeded client’s portfolios to skyrocketing results. With over 30 years experience in related dealings: high-yield and distressed investing solutions across hedge funds, private equity funds, mutual funds, REITs, etc., Mr. Dondero has managed pioneering efforts in collateralized loan obligation (CLO) market developments and credit-oriented solution advancements worldwide. Visit Nexbank to know more about James.
Under James Dondero’s management, Highland Capital Management has grew to approximately $13.5 billion in assets. In 2014, the company received the Morningstar’s 5-star designation for Global Allocation, the Lipper Award for Floating Rate Opportunities and Morningstar’s top ranked Healthcare Long/Short Equity Fund.
James Dondero is also the founder, president and chairman of his affiliate partners: founder and president of NexPoint Advisors; chairman and president of NexPoint Residential Trust, Inc.; and Chairman of NexBank Capital, Inc. He is also the chairman of the non affiliate companies: Cornerstone Healthcare Group Holding, Inc., and CCS Medical, Inc.
It all started in 1984 for James Dondero. He began as a thirsty analyst pursuing his passion among other enthusiast in a JP Morgan training program. He would learn techniques for developing meaningful solutions to clients and in handling significant deals and transactions. In 1985, he would head off to American Express as a corporate bond analyst, work his way up to portfolio manager before accepting a better role for his career path. Until 1983, James Dondero will become Chief Investment Officer of Protective Life and bring the company to a $2 billion worth. Visit nexpointliving.com to know more about James Dondero.
His education extends within the grounds of the University of Virginia, earning the highest honors from the McIntire School of Commerce in 1984: Beta Gamma Sigma and Beta Alpha Psi. He would major in accounting and finance.
James Dondero donates his support in education, veterans affairs and public policy.