James Dondero has had an amazing career history filled with achievements and great milestones. His colleagues and industry experts have heaped praises to his outstanding financial knowledge. The executive leader has worked hard to ensure that he succeeds in all areas that he focuses on. To date, James continues to develop world-class products that satisfies the utility of its clients.
James Dondero is the president of the renowned Highland Capital Management, an asset management firm, which is based in Dallas, Texas. As the co-founder of the company, James has played an instrumental role in its growth by providing visionary leadership and innovative business strategies. To this end, the firm has developed a wide range of both retail and institutional products.
With over three decades of experience in the industry, Mr. Dondero has been involved in the development of several business solutions. Most of these products are in the credit and equity market. His most famed product is the Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO). The product has revolutionized how financial institutions offer loans to firms and businesses.
His outstanding leadership skills have enhanced the profitability margins of the company. Over the years, the firm has received several awards and accolades. Some of them include Morningstar’s award that ranked Healthcare Long/Short Equity Fund as position one, and the Lipper Award for Floating Rate Opportunities. The company was also the recipient of Morningstar’s 5-star designation for Global Allocation.
Previously, James Dondero worked for GIC, a subsidiary of the Protective Life, as the chief investment officer. In this position, he was responsible for the growth of the company. He managed to build the company from being a startup to a mega enterprise valued at more than $2 billion. James achieved this success within a span of five years. Formerly, he worked for the American Express where he managed over $1 billion in fixed income funds. He continues to provide people with different investment tips. James seeks to help his clients to make higher returns from their investments. In addition, the financial expert sits on the boards of American Banknote, MGM Studios NexBank, and Cornerstone Healthcare. James’ insights has played an integral role in the success of these companies.