James Dondero is a well-established man who is also the CEO of highlands capital investment. He firmly believes in cultivating and nurturing a hardworking and very disciplined workforce that delivers nothing but the best services to their clients. And true to that motto, highland capital investment has done pretty well, having billions of dollars’ worth of assets in less than 25 years.
But apart from being a smart businessperson, James Dondero has another good side of him. Apart from being a millionaire in his right, James Dondero has a keen interest in philanthropy which he takes part in from time to time.
His belief in the young people being the future is demonstrated by his generous contributions towards improving the quality of education in Dallas. For instance, the SMU’s Highland Capital Management Tower Scholars Program has seen James Dondero, through the company, donate millions.
The program recently donated $2 million towards Southern Methodist University in a bid to expose the students to public policymaking. He also was at the forefront in the funding of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Institute. The education is freedom organization helps vulnerable youth to get college degrees instead of dropping out.
The Highland Capital Management, which James Dondero proudly heads, is a privately-owned company founded back in 1993. With its headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the company has gone out of its way to ensure that a lot of people have benefited from leveraged buyouts as well as growth capital – which is their area of business.
You can also find Highland Capital Management offices in Singapore, London, and New York City to serve any clients who are within the locality. Under James Dondero’s keen eye and exemplary leadership, the Highland Capital Management has managed to collect well over $18.7 billion worth of assets over the years.
And since they have built a reputation for making sure that all of their clients are covered in fields such as structured products, leveraged loans, and high-yield bonds. They also manage close end funds including the Highland Distressed Opportunities as well as the Highland Credit Strategy Fund (HCF).