Highland Capital Management, LP is an Asset Management Company, ideally with the Alternative Investment, which was established in 1993 to assist in the management of hedge funds, structured investments, equity funds, and also mutual funds. Following the efforts and dedication of its Co-Founder and President Jim Dondero, the multibillion-dollar investment has experienced tremendous growth, earning it the title as the pioneer in the development of CLO- Collateralized Loan Obligation market, and also credit-oriented solutions for corporates and retail investors, globally. Prior to the establishment of Highland Company, Mr. Jim Dondero served American Express as its bond analyst, before joining as a Portfolio Manager. Additionally, he took part in the establishment of a GIC division of Protective Life, later serving it as the firm’s Chief Investment Officer.
In a period of about four years, the company experienced very huge growth, to a net revenue amounting to over $2 billion. Throughout his entrepreneurial life, businessman Jim Dondero is always cramped with work and activities, all aimed at assisting the various ventures situated in Dallas – the headquarters of Highland Capital Management company after relocation from Los Angeles; as well from other regions. With the firm’s team of professionals, the company conduct a review on their existing partners, evaluate prospective opportunities across insurer capital investments, as well as monitor the existing trends within those respective fields. Although his financial organization is an entrepreneurial investment, entrepreneur Jim Dondero has intensively supported charities in numerous organizations, though mostly those located in Dallas.
Following his philanthropic devotion, he is always on the front line to offer his support whenever the community needs it. As an enthusiastic philanthropist, he’s a firm believer that his venture is dedicated to recognizing opportunities where nonprofits can come together so as to have a long-term impact. In order to provide his charitable support aptly, and carry out his ambition strategically, philanthropist Jim Dondero partnered with Ms. Linda Owen – former Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation CEO. Since its initiation, their collaboration has turned to be very successful, with one of their achievements being the support of $1 million grant, that was offered to The Family Place, in Dallas. Other charitable efforts and support provided by Mr. Dondero include: SMU Tower Scholars Program; Education is Freedom; and providing the Habitat for Hippo at the Dallas Zoo.