Alternative Credit Management- Highland Capital Management

It is one of the largest alternative credit providers not only in the United States of America but also in the world. Highland Capital Management L.P is a financial advisor who is registered with Securities Exchange Commission of the United States. The organization was created in 1993, and since its creation, it prides itself as one of the most experienced and the largest international alternative credit managers. The financial institution was created by co-founders James Dondero and Mark Okada. James and Mark have a broad experience in the finance and alternative banking.

Highland Capital Management has its Headquarters in Dallas, Texas but it also has expanded their financial services and products to other regions and has maintained an office in New York. The alternative banking institution provides services and products including credit pals which also include; long-only funds, credit funds and separate accounts, distressed accounts, and special –situation private equity, as well as collateralized loan obligations. Other financial services and products which are offered by Highland Capital Management also include long and short equities, emerging markets, as well as natural resources. Ever since its foundation Highland Capital has ensured that hey provide the best alternative financial services to their clients. It has been expanding its services to a wide range of their customers who include; foundations, public pension plans, corporates, financial institutions, governments, endowments, prominent individuals, and funds of funds.

Highland Capital Management does not only serve in the financial area but it a large investor in the community. It has taken up the responsibility of volunteering in the community work where most of their clients live in funding projects, participating in advisory boards, and other voluntary activities for the improvement of the community. Highland Capital makes their donations to national, community as well as non-profit organizations in the world. The financial organization has committed more than $10 million for funding purposes. The financial group has other offices in other regions in the United States and has also expanded their services to other nations including Singapore, Seoul, and Sao Paulo. Highland Capital Management is dedicated to not only provide quality alternative financial services but also to satisfy their clients’ needs beyond their expectation.


James Dondeo- Focused on Giving

The co-founder and president of Highland Capital Management, L.P. James Dondero has been making an impact on the business world for quite some time. Over the years he has become famous for donating millions of dollars to worth charities. With more than three decades of experience Dondero has succeeded in building a career that is comparable to almost anyone.


Dondero’s experience is rooted in completing financial training at JP Morgan. From there he received a BS in Accounting and Finance from the University of Virginia. During the early 1990’s, Dondero served as chief investment officer of Protective Life’s GIC subsidiary. This group grew to more than two billion dollars thanks to Dondero’s work. Dondero holds a wide range of experience including mortgage-backed securities, leveraged bank loans, upcoming market debt, investment grade corporates, and common stocks.


James Dondero has a long history of caring about and giving to education. He has a long list of partnerships that continue to improve the lives of Dallas residents. In 2014 his Highland Capital group began giving as much as a$2 million donation to Southern Methodist University. This donation helps provide undergraduate students with an excellent education and exposure to public policymaking. Dondero’s contributions are responsible for the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Institute. This library and museum provide a long look at President Bush’s presidency through both historical records and artifacts. Other worth educational groups that are in existence because of Dondero include the Perot Museum of Natural Science, Uplift Education, Capital for Kids and the Dallas Zoo.


James Dondero’s impact is widespread. With such a long and successful career, it is certain he will continue to have an impact for many more years to come.