Highland Capital Management is a SEC-registered investment firm, along with its affiliates manages over $13.4 billion in assets. The company was founded in 1993 by Mark Okada and James Dondero. It is one of the largest equity managers that provides investment for solutions for over 20 years. They invest over a variety of classes such as: separate accounts, hedge funds, private equity, mutual funds, collateralized loan obligations and EFTs. Highland Alternative Investors acquired the Small Cap Equity Fund from GE Asset Management in 2010. A series of sub advisers helped manage the fund until July 2015, when Gregory and Dondero took over.
Their client base includes corporations, pension plans, endowments, foundations, fund of funds, financial institutions, high-net worth individuals and governments. Highland Capital has locations in Sao Paulo, Singapore, Seoul, New York and Dallas, Texas. Highland takes pride in investing in not only their employees, but their communities as well. They do this by volunteering, through financial donations and their involvement on advisory boards. They have donated over $10 million dollars since 2005 alone. Recently, the firm has also awarded a $1 million dollar grant to The Family Place, Dallas. This organization supports victims of domestic violence, and the award was given at The Family Place 21st Annual Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon. The Family Place is one of the largest violence service providers in Texas. Thanks to the help of Highland Capital, they have helped thousands with proactive prevention, community education and assistance for victims. They have counseled over 250,000 people and provided shelter to over 25,000 children, women and men. They also have a program called Be Project that helps provide education on teen dating violence and bullying.