James Dondero Does Work For Money and Charity

For 30 years, James Dondero has been a trusted name in the credit and equity markets.

He is co-founder and president of Highland Capital Management. This company offers what are considered award-winning products and solutions for its clients in the investment industry.

Highland Capital is worth $14.9 billion in assets and is affiliated with the following companies:

Acis Capital Management (CLOs)
NexPoint Advisors (closed end fund, NexPoint Credit Strategies Fund)
NexPoint Capital (healthcare BDC)
NexPoint Capital (healthcare BDC)

One recent accomplishment for Highland is that it got a 5-star designation from Morningstar for Global Allocation in 2014.. It also was Morningstar’s highest ranked healthcare equity fund in 2014.

Dondero’s road to success began after he graduated from the University of Michigan School of Commerce. He earned his degree by passing credits in two majors: Accounting and Finance. After getting his bachelor’s, he became part of Morgan Guaranty Program as an analyst in 1984.
A year later, he became part of American Express as a Corporate Bond Analyst. He stayed at American Express for 4 years and rose to the position of Portfolio Manager in that time. He also earned about a billion dollars in income funds. He showed that he was going to successful in the financial markets.

In 1989, he helped found Protective Life’s GIV subsidiary and become Chief Investment Officer (CIO) at this company. He was successful at this company as well as this company was able to grow about 2 billion dollars

Highland is not the only company that Dondero is a part of. He is also a part of NexBank, NexPoint, Cornerstone Healthcare, and CCS Medical. He is also part of American Banknote and MGM Studios.

Dondero is not only interested in the financial markets. He spends some time doing work for charities such as Bush Presidential Library and Institute,Perot Museum of Natural Science, Education is Freedom, Snowball Express, Uplift Education and SMU’s Tower Scholars Program.

Dondero makes money and gives back to the community.

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