James Dondero is one of the most well known financial advisers in the Dallas, Texas area. He is best known as the Co-Founder and President of Highland Capital Management. He began his career as a fixed income fund manager for American Express and eventually managed upwards of $1 billion towards the end of his tenure with the company. Read more at Huffington Post about James Dondero. Prior to this point in his financial career he was the CIO of GIC’s Protective Life subsidiary. He has also served on the Board of Adviser’s for the company NexBank. He is both a Certified Managerial Accountant (CMA) and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). All of this experience led James Dondero to bring his lifelong goal to fruition. It was with this knowledge that he began Highland Capital Management. Founded by Dondero and his partner Mark Okada in 1990, Highland Capital Management came from humble beginnings. It wasn’t until 1993 that the business because an SEC registered investment advisory company. Through hard work and determination, however, the company quickly blossomed after this point. The highly disciplined employees of Highland Capital Management have always been strictly dedicated to achieving above market average returns for their clients by implementing practices that are specific to the organization. Their ability to out perform the market year after year has resulted in the accumulation of more than 13.8 billion dollars worth of assets under management.
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Funds are spread out in a variety of asset classes which include but are not limited to hedge funds, mutual funds and ETFs. Many high net worth individuals trust the majority of their fortunes to Dondero and the other members of Highland Capital Management because of their history of success and dedicated staff of analysts and financial planners. In addition to their main Dallas, Texas headquarters, Highland Capital has offices located in Singapore, Seoul, Sao Paulo and New York City. James Dondero attended the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce where he received two Bachelor of Science Degrees in both Accounting and Finance. When he is not actively working to make his company the best that it could possibly be he is working just as hard to improve his home city of Dallas, Texas and the surrounding areas with the help of his loving family. If more company President’s could follow the positive example of James Dondero, then we would quickly see similar successes across the board for all types of businesses both big and small. Follow James on Linkedin.