James Dondero is a well known individual in the business circles. He is the current president and the co-founder of Highland Capital Management. He currently oversee all operations that are related to institutional products and retail in the company. James has a wealth of experience in matters related to credit markets that is not less than three decades that includes and is not limited to, being among the original pioneers of the Collateral Loan Obligation.
All the capital fund management firms that are associated with him have in the past received different awards and accolades. In the year 2014 for instance, he received the Morning Star’s Five Star designation award for Global Allocation. In the same year, he would receive the Floating Rate Opportunities Award from Lipper State. He is clearly a focused man who knows exactly what he wants and sets his mind and energy to achieve it.
Before he joined Highland, he was the Chief Investment Officer for Protective Life, a GIC subsidiary. In that position, he was able to grow the company from inception up to being worth more than two billion dollars within a span of five years. Before joining Protective Life, he has been endowed with managing not less than one billion dollars for American Express.
He is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a a strong bias in financing and accounting. He is also a certified management accountant and is also a licensed chartered financial analyst. Mr Dondero also serves in different boards in different capacities. The most prominent examples are American Banknote and MGM Studios. He is also the chairman for the board of directors for different organizations like CSS Medical Corporation, NexBank as well as Cornerstone Healthcare.
James is also not left behind when matters related to giving back to the society are concerned. He donates to various organizations that are related with education and the general welfare of society. He is a perfect example of an individual who is really committed to getting successful and making a great contribution to society. His is a story of working smart and succeeding immensely on it.