Mr. James Dondero is a well-known individual and name in the credit markets due to his experience and the fact that there are few in the market with experience such as his. He has 30+ years of experience having worked in other foundations prior to his major achievement in being a co-founder and president of Highland capital management. He currently serves as the chairperson of Nexbank CCS medical and cornerstone health care. Funds associated with Dondero’s management have been awarded awards in his career, such as Morningstar’s 5-star designation for global allocation in 2004, the Lipper award for floating rate opportunities in 2014 and Morningstar’s #1 ranked health care long/short equity found in 2014. He is among the pioneers in matters related to collateralized loan obligation.
As a graduate of University of Virginia in accounting and finance and as a certified management account being one of the few people having earned the right to use the Chartered finance analysis designation, James Dondero has made remarkable efforts and achievements in the credit market. Before attaining these achievements, he worked as protective life’s employee as GIC subsidiary. Here, he handled raising and managing $2 billion dollars in assets. He also worked for American Express where he managed approximately $1 billion in fixed income funds for the company.
He founded Highland capital management 1993 and handled the private equity business of the firm. He makes sure the operations initiatives and strategic investments are in line with their strategy. His success in these positions has mad the Dallas resident Mr. James Dondero see his way into more prestigious positions alongside other great people in the market and beyond. The list of positions such as chairman, director, president, co-founder and shareholder in various foundations is quite long one however he does have significant shares in Nexpoint Credit Strategies in closed-end funds amounting to 9,64%, Nexpoint residential trust Inc. in residential REITs amounting to 8.03% and Pender fell corporation in corporate financial services amounting to 3.31%. These are quite significant amounts of shares for an individual and it goes along the way of emphasizing the dominance and experience James Dondero brings to the credit market. With a good reputation in Dallas, where the Highland capital headquarter are, with other offices in new York, Sao Paulo, Seoul and Singapore, companies investing with James Dondero expect great returned in their futures, as he has a track record of delivering and raising great profits to his clients.
People considering a career in investment evaluate occupations of valued providers in investment banking industry and the most obvious choice would be James Dondero since he has managed to establish a very successful corporation in the field of investment banking and has pioneered innovating things. This among many makes him a force in the credit market…