Highland Capital Management, L.P., a leading pioneer in the leveraged loan market, is a multibillion-dollar global alternative investment manager founded by James Dondero and Mark Okada last 1993. Mark Okada serves as the co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of Highland with approximately $15 billion in assets under management. For 25 years now, the company has been building its credibility on value based-approach. Apart from the high yield credit, investment competences include real estate, private and public equities, structured credit and region specific verticals. Highland Capital Management, L.P. is headquartered at Dallas, Texas, USA. Other offices include New York City, USA, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sao Paolo, Brazil, Singapore and Seoul, Korea.
James Dondero, one of the co-founders of Highland Capital Management, L.P., serves as the president of the company. He has over 30 years of experience in equity markets and credits. He is a graduate of dual major in accounting and finance at the University of Virginia where he earned highest honors (Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta Alpha Psi) from the McIntire School of Commerce. He has received numerous certifications such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Managerial Accountant (CMA) He also earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Under his distinct leadership, the company became a pioneer in developing the collateralized loan obligation market and finding easier credit-oriented solutions for companies and retail investors. The company offers a wide arrange of services and products such as hedge funds, public and private equity funds, mutual funds, ETFs and CLOs. Apart from his role in the company, Mr. James Dondero also serves as the president and chairman of NexPoint Residential Trust, Inc. He is also the chairman of NexBank Capital, Inc., Cornerstone Healthcare Group Holding, Inc., and CCS Medical, Inc. He is also a bonafideboard member of Jernigan Capital, Inc., and MGM Holdings, Inc.
Apart from his credentials, he is a dedicated philanthropist. He actively supports engagements and initiatives on public policy, veteran’s affairs and education for the youth.