Highland Capital Management is an investment adviser, registered with the SEC, with nearly $15.4 billion of assets under management. The company was started in 1993 by James Dondero and Mark Okada. The company specializes in global alternative credit. They are one of the largest firms involved with this sector of the financial markets. They specialize in credit hedge funds, long-only funds, distressed private equity and collateralized loan obligations. The offer investments in emerging markets, long/short equity positions, and natural resource investments.
Highland Capital Management has a diversified clientele including, pension plans, foundations, governments, corporations and high network investors. The company maintains its headquarters in Dallas, Texas. They also have offices in New York, Seoul, Singapore and Sao Paolo.
Highland believes in giving back to the community and has recently, partnered with the Dallas Foundation. It is an organization that specializes in helping companies direct their charitable giving programs to areas that will do the most good. Linda Owen is working with Highland to help with philanthropic activities at the company. She will serve as the company’s charitable giving manager. She has years of experience with giving and managing charitable programs. Since 2005, the firm and its partners have donated more than $10 million to organizations around the world.
Currently, Highland donates over $3 million per year to charities through the foundation. Areas that benefit include veterans causes, education and health care for local residents. They support the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, George W. Bush Presidential Library, the Dallas Zoo, Uplift Education, the American Heart Association and more. Highland is dedicated to providing high quality advise and products for its investors as well as supporting the local community.