James Dondero has more than 30 years of experience in the financial sector and has been specializing in the equity and credit markets for most of those years. As the President and co-founder of Highland Capital Management, he has helped the company to become a pioneer in the industry it serves. Highland offers its clients hedge funds, mutual funds, institutional separate accounts, CLOs, ETFs, and REITs. Highland Capital manages close to $13.5 billion in assets and has been awarded the Morningstar 5-star designation for Global Allocation in 2014 as well as the Lipper Award for Floating Rate Opportunities in the same year. Read more at Huffington Post about James Dondero.
James Dondero is also the President and Chairman of NexPoint Residential Trust, Inc. as well as the Chairman for Cornerstone Healthcare Group Holding, Inc. Dondero also sits on the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business Executive Board and supports educational initiatives as well as public policy and veterans affairs initiatives. His career started out when he was accepted into the Morgan Guaranty training program as an analyst. While in the program he was also busy finishing up school at the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce where he earned dual Bachelor Degrees in Accounting and Finance. He also worked to earn certifications a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and as a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).
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On top of his business pursuits, James Dondero is a philanthropist who lives in the city of Dallas, Texas, and he loves to help out his community as much as possible. One of his most cherished philanthropic accomplishments was when he helped the Dallas Zoo to open a hippo habitat after the one it had closed. Many people were sad to see the hippos go; especially after a hippo named “Papa” died. It was like a double blow to the city which has always cherished the habitat. Dondero did not idly stand by and watch the habitat fade away; instead he became a part of the building of a new habitat that is named after Highland Capital Management due to the $1 million donation that the company made. The “Highland Capital Lodge” is a 5,000-foot hippo habitat that allows people who love hippos to observe them. Follow James on Linkedin.
James Dondero was more than happy to be a part of the habitat and expressed his gratefulness to be able to be a part of making his city a better place. Looking into the future, he plans to continue donating his time and money to projects that help the people and animals in the city of Dallas, Texas.