With more than 20 years of successful experience in the financial industry, Highland Capital Management has been one the leading investment firms in the country. According to Business Wire, established in 1990 by partners James Dondero and Mark Okada, the firm began as a joint enterprise with Protective Life Insurance Corporation and was called Protective Asset Management Company.
Over the years the company grew and passed through different branding identities while defining its permanent place in the market. In 1997 Dondero and Okada bought Protective Life’s stake in the company and gained full control of their founded organization, and in 1998 renamed their business as the current Highland Capital Management.
The financial firm is a well rounded organization that has progressively branched into many areas of the investment market. With each new road they forge, they have quickly become the leader in investment firms.
They began as an SEC registered investment adviser then launched a commingled bank loan fund. In 1996 they introduced a groundbreaking non-bank collateralized loan obligation, one of the first of its kind, and then moved into the business of mutual funds in 2004.
All of this progressive movement for the business was started with the strong leadership at the top. James Dondero has more than 30 years of experience in the financial industry with specialized knowledge of distressed and high-yield investing.
Before becoming a founding partner, Dondero worked as the Chief Investment Officer for the Protective Life Insurance Company. Prior to that, he worked as a Corporate Bond Analyst as well as a Portfolio Manager for American Express.
His vast experience is augmented by his impressive education. He graduated with highest honors from the University of Virginia, he earned three certifications as a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Management Accountant, and a Chartered Financial Analyst. He also graduated from McIntire School of Commerce with dual majors in Accounting and Finance. Learn more about James Dandero: http://www.jamesdonderodallas.com/james-dondero/
James Dandero helps lead his company by balancing the risk of new ventures with the confidence in his knowledge and established abilities. Highland Capital Management will continue to push the envelope and shape a successful future for years to come.