As an established investment advisory firm nearly $15 billion of assets, Highland Capital Management ranks as one of the largest worldwide alternative investment firms. Founded in 1990, the firm has evolved over the years; initially they specialized in fixed income markets, and then, in 1997, the company temporarily took the name Ranger Asset Management when they became an SEC-registered independent advisor. Today, Highland Capital serves institutional and individual investors with a wide range of investment products, including high yield credit funds, CLO management and equity investment opportunities in real estate. Highland Capital’s investment strategy is straightforward; the firm provides investors with long-term above average returns by mitigating risks utilizing their unique expertise.
Highland Capital Management Fund Advisors, Highland Capital’s retail arm, offers access to alternative, fixed income and equity funds. In 2016, the firm’s Highland Floating Rate Opportunities Fund earned its third consecutive Lipper Fund Award for strong returns.
Co-founders James Dondero and Mark Okada lead Highland Capital as president and chief investment officer respectively. In honor of the Highland Capital Management Fund Advisors’ Highland iBoxx Senior Loan’s recent Nasdaq listing, on October 12, 2016, Mark Okada rang the closing bell.
Based in Dallas, Texas with offices in New York City, São Paulo, Singapore and Seoul, Highland Capital believes in supporting their local communities. In 2016, Dondero engaged Linda Owen, an experienced Dallas civic leader, to oversee The Dallas Foundation, Highland Capital’s charitable fund. Owen’s responsibility is to ensure the investment firm’s generous donations to the Dallas community have the largest impact.