Marking his name in the credit and equity market, from our very own Dallas, James Dondero is a Certified Management Account (CMA) and is a living legend who has an experience of over 30 years in the credit and equity market, James Dondero is the co-founder and the President of Highland Capital Management. In 1984, James Dondero had earned the right to Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. The stepping stone of his career was as an analyst was at the Morgan Guaranty training program, in 1984. A graduate from the University of Virginia, James Dondero earned the highest honors from the Mclntire School of Commerce where he pursued dual majors in Finance and Accounting
James Dondero worked as a Portfolio Manager in the American Express in which he managed a huge amount of the fixed income funds which was around $1 Billion for the American Express before the establishment of Highland Capital Management. After stepping aside from American Express in 1989, Mr. Dondero was positioned as the chief investment officer at Protective Life’s GIC. Protective Life’s GIC grew rapidly in a short span of 5 years, leading to a growth of $2 Billion.
James Dondero’s passion towards the welfare of Highland Capital Management has no bounds and hence today Highland Capital Management has innumerable award winning products and solutions to offer to retail investors and institutional investors. Mr. Dendoero’s profound guidance and deep efforts leads Highland Capital Management to achieve a great height. Receiving a 5- star designation in 2014 for the Global Allocation, Highland Capital Management also comprises an asset of $14.9 Billion with numerous affiliates such as NexPoint Advisors, NexPoint Capital, Acis Capital Management and NexPoint residential Trust. Highland Capital Management has received plenty of awards, such as; The Morningstar’s top ranked Equity Fund and The Floating Rate Opportunities.
Beyond Highland Capital Management, Mr. Dondero is also the chairman of CCS Medical, NexBank, NexPoint and Cornerstone Healthcare. He supports the George W. Bush Presidential Library, Perot Museum of Natural Science, Snowball Express and Educations is Freedom. He is also involved into many such charitable activates. Managing his professional life as well as taking a step forward to make a change by supporting noble causes, James Dondero is truly a boon to mankind.