Highland Capital Management Lp is a hedge fund. When James Dondero filed the quarterly 13F, it was on 3-2-2016. This showed a value for the portfolio at $3.42 billion. It was a decrease. The amount being down $1.49 billion from the quarter before. This does represent 23.74% of the company’s assets.
James Dondero, frequently referred to as Jim, is the President of Highland Capital Management Lp. Jim is also the co-founder of the company. He brought 69 new stocks into the hedge fund. Some of the biggest ones were Amazon Com Inc., and Eagle. This company specializes in ETFs, REITs, mutual funds, private equity funds, hedge funds, CLOs and institutional separate accounts.
James Dondero’s Background
Jim currently resides in Texas. He has more than 30 years of experience in the equity and credit markets. He opened Highland Capital Management Lp in 1993. He serves on the American Banknote and MGM Studios board. His other accomplishments include Chairman of Cornerstone Healthcare, Nexbank and CCS Medical. He started his career as an analyst with the Morgan Guaranty in 1984, which was a training program. There he learned a lot about the field, and used all the information to his advantage, gaining him the experience he so desired to have. At American Express, he began as a Corporate Bond Analyst, and then he moved up to a Portfolio Manager.
James Dondero’s Education
Mr. Dondero has an education that leaves others bewildered. He graduated from the University of Virginia. Upon his completion he earned the highest honor, which is Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta Alpha Psi. He then received a dual degree in Accounting and Finance from the McIntyre School of Commerce. Jim also received his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA).
As he continues to the head the Highland Capital Management Lp, there are sure signs that it will continue to improve and excel. With his background and experience, he can make sure that the company heads straight for the top.