James Dondero is the co-founder and president of Highland Capital Management a firm that is focused on high-yield distressed investing. The firm has developed the collateralized loan obligation (CLO) and advances credit-oriented solutions to retail and institutional investors across the globe. Since 2000 James Dondero has managed the long-only high-yield commingled funds and separate accounts. Read more at Wikipedia about James Dondero.
James Dondero uses the total return approach where he builds a diversified investments portfolio to hold the assets in separate accounts depending on their growth, stability and liquidity classes. This strategy provides exposure to the below-investment-grade credit markets and yields returns that exceed the intended benchmarks.
Under the able leadership of James, Dondero Highland Management has become one of the leading bank loan managers in the world running approximately $ 13 billion in bank loan assets. In 2015 the firm received a Lipper Fund Award in the Loan Participation Fund Category for loans held within three to five years period. Learn more about James Dondero at High Yield Credit.
James Dondero graduated with his two Bachelor of Science degrees in accounting and finance from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce where he earned highest honors (Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta Alpha Psi). James has also received certification for a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and the Chartered Managerial Accountant (CMA) designation.
The company Highland Capital Management was founded in 1993 by James Dondero and Mark Okada as an alternative investment manager. Its headquarters were in Loa Angeles before they moved to Dallas, Texas in 1994. James has over 30 years in the credit and equity markets working with JPMorgan and Chase Company then later moving on to American Express where he managed $ 1 billion fixed-income funds from 1985 to 1989. James through his organization also gets involved in charitable organizations to facilitate an array of projects to improve the economic and social conditions in Dallas.