The brilliant mind of James Dondero in the world of Accounting and Finance

The President of Highland Capital Management, L.P. and Co-founder is Mr. James Dondero. Dondero has experience in the equity and credit markets for over 30 years. His experience is mainly focused upon distressed and high-yield investing. Highland has been designed in both collateralized loan obligation or (CLO) and the developing of mareket and advancing credit-oriented solutions for retail and institutional investors from all over the world. The product offers range from hedge funds, CLO’s, institutional separate accounts, mutual funds, private equity funds, EFT’s as well as REIT’s is some of Highland’s specialty fields. James Dondero is also the President and Chairman for NexPoint Residential Trust, Inc., CCS Medical, Inc., and Cornerstone Healthcare Group Holdings, Inc. Dondero is also a member of several boards and they include: 1) MGM Holdings Inc., and 2) Jernigan Capital, Inc. Mr. Dondero also serves as Business Executive Board of the Southern Methodist University Cox School. Visit to know more about him.

Mr. James Dondero is also a dedicated philanthropist. He actively tends to support veterans affairs, initiatives in education, and public policy. He was also involved in creating the GIC subsidiary of Protective Life, prior to founding Highland in the year of 1993. In the years of 1989 until 1993, he assisted in taking the company from business inception to about $2 billion after acting as the Chief Investment Officer. Dondero was also a portfolio manager and bond analyst for American Express from 1985 until 1989. The start of his business career actually began in the JP Morgan training room in the year of 1984.


Dondero attended the University of Virginia where he earned dual majors in finance and accounting from the McIntire School of Commerce. Read more at Wikipedia about James Dondero.