James Dondero, the president and co-founder of Highland Capital Management, has over thirty years of experience in the equity and credit markets. He has successfully guided Highland Capital Management to offer products and solutions for the use of institutional and retail investors.
Before he founded Highland Capital Management, James Dondero was the Chief In
Highland Capital Management, a company that has about $19 billion in assets, and is affiliated with NexPoint Residential Trust, NexPoint Credit Strategies Fund, Acis Capital Management, and NexPoint Advisors. Highland Capital Management was recognized with the Morningstar’s 5-star rating for Global Allocation, Morningstar’s best Healthcare Equity Fund, and Lipper Award in 2014.
James Dondero went through the Morgan Guaranty training program in 1984. He also graduated that same year from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce. James Dondero is a Certified Management Accountant as well as a Chartered Financial Analyst.
In 1985 James Dondero became part of American Express and he later held the title of Portfolio manager for roughly $1 billion in fixed income funds. He later left American Express in 1989. James Dondero was previously the Chief Investment Officer of Proactive Life’s GIV subsidiary, which was founded in 1989. Under Dondero’s leadership, the subsidiary grew to be worth $2 billion.
James Dondero is the Chairman of the board of Nexpoint, Nexbank, CCS Medical, and Cornerstone. He supports many charities, including the George W. Bush Presidential Library and institute, Uplift Education and Tower Scholars Program. He is also a big supporter of Perot Museum of National Science, Snowball Express, and Education is Freedom programs. Dondero is also on the board of MGM Studios, and American Banknote.