James Dondero, President and Co-founder of Highland Capital Management

The current President and Co-founder of Highland Capital Management James Dondero has had over 30 years of experience in the credit and equity markets and has had a great deal of success and admiration. Dondero graduated from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce with the highest honors after studying accounting and finance. James has put a lot of hard work and passion into his company. Highland offers many praised products and ideas for institutional and retail investors.

In 1985 James had joined American Express as a corporate Bond Analysis and after became a Portfolio Manager before finishing his work with American Express in 1989. Before he became the co-founder of Highland Capital Management, he was the Chief Investment Officer of Protective Life’s GIV subsidiary in 1989 which attained a significant amount of success after James took directorship.

James is also very well-known as Chairman of the board of NexBank, NexPoint, Cornerstone Healthcare, and CCS Medical while also being on the board of American Banknote and MGM Studios. He also has shown a tremendous amount of kindness by his support and assistance to a long list of charitable activities including the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Institute, Perot Museum of Natural Science, Education is Freedom, Snowball Express, Uplift Education, and SMU’s Tower Scholars Program.

Throughout his successful career James Dondero has received many honors and awards, in 2014 he received Morningstar’s 5-star designation for Global Allocation, the Lipper Award for Floating Rate Opportunities, and Morningstar’s #1 ranked Healthcare Long/Short Equity Fund.

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