Highland Capital is a global leader hedge fund that specializes in emerging market, natural resource, pensions plan, endowments, and distressed investment. The firm was co-founded by James Dondero and Mark Okada. With over 20 years experience in alternative investing, the firm is renowned for its high investments returns at low risk. Highland Capital success strategy is based on Dondero Four-factor-alpha plan. The plan has brought back Highland Capital clients 80-point increase in investments.
Dondero has been capitalizing his vast experience from his time at America Express as a portfolio manager and bond analyst at Protective Life. As a result, Highland Capital has the largest ownership of Collateralized Loan Obligation In the world. The worth of the firm CLO holdings is more than $21 billion and outperforms any other plan in the industry. Dondero strategy of making use of small-cap picks and letting the large-cap by the side has proven to be outstanding considering high gain return. Mr.Dondero is amongst the earliest pioneer of CLO, and his understanding has brought Highland to a dominant spot in the industry.
In addition, Dondero has brought Highland Capital to cash in from global emerging markets such as Korea and Brazil. He has turned his eyes in India as an opportunity for high performance. He brings his unique grasps of risk and returns to these markets. Highland Capital has set a distinguished record of offering both private and public investors the benefit of vast experience as an institutional instrument in emerging market.
As explained by Dondero, emerging markets avail opportunities that offer low risk and high returns. Thus, bond and stock markets will provide higher returns on investments. According to his prediction dollar will gain some strength come next year, but deflation in China will continue. Further, he added that crude oil prices will stabilize by next year, and thus commodities will level off. Concerning foreign market, he has predicted a downward trend from Russian and Brazilian markets. Dondero predictions need to be considered carefully by keen investors in global markets.
Dondero graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in accounting and finance. He is also a certified CFA, CMA, and CPA. Dondero sits on boards that cover over nine industries, which include American Banknote, CCS Medical, MGM, Cornerstone Healthcare, CCS Medical, Cricket Communications, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and Leap Wireless. Moreover, he is the co-founder of NexBank and NexPoint Advisors Residential. Dondero is a staunch supporter of veteran relief and educational programs in his philanthropic activities.