James Dondero is a graduate of the University of Virginia. He obtained the highest honors from the school of commerce in addition to a major in Finance and Accounting. James is the co-founder as well as president of the famous Highland Capital. With more than 30 years of experience, James Dondero worked in the Credit and the equity markets where he specialized in the high-yield investing. Sine the year 1993, High Capital Management has been operating in developing Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO) market and the credit-oriented solutions. Read more at Huffington Post about James Dondero.
In 1984, James Dondero started his career as an analyst in the Morgan Guaranty training program. He then served as the chair of Cornerstone Health center as well as a member of the board at the American Banknote and the MBM Studios. James is an industrious person that has supported an array of initiatives in education, public policy, and community development. Besides, he is one of the Certified Management Accountant (CMA), the designation earned him the right to use the title of a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Mr. James was part of the group that created the GIC subsidiary of protective Life. As the Chief Investment Officer, he assisted in taking the firm from its formation to more than $2 billion in the year between 1989 and 1993. He was a corporate Bond analyst between 1985 and 1989, then a portfolio manager at the American Express.
Under Mr. James Dondero’s tenure, Highland Capital Management has been leading in the development of the collateralized loan obligation (CLO) market as well as advancing in credit-oriented solutions for the institutional and the global retail investors. Highland’s product offered to include the hedge funds, mutual funds, ETFs, REITs, private equity funds, CLOS, separate institutional accounts among others. Follow James on Linkedin.
Mr. James Dondero is also the Chairman as well as president of NexPoint Residential Trust, Inc., Chairman of Nexbank Capital, board member of Jernigan Capital, and MGM Holdings, Inc. Besides, he worked at the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business Executive Board.
The committed philanthropist, Mr. James is a guy who understands various needs and challenges in the society and the ways to solve them.