The Known Philanthropist in Dallas graduated with Accounting and Finance as dual majors from the University Of Virginia School Of Commerce in 1984. James Dondero then joined the Morgan Guaranty training program and began his analyst career. Besides his undergraduate honors, James is also a Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA). Despite his previous original focus on accounting and finance, Jim ventured into the investment industry where he served in GIC’s Protective Life Subsidiary as the Chief Investment Officer. He is in the history books for growing the business’ worth to more than 2 billion dollars in only four years. Visit Patch.com to know more about James.
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James Dondero currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman at Highland Acquisition Corporation. The thirty-year experience in credit and equity markets positions him on top of other professionals in the industry. As a result, Jim serves in various capacities in different organizations because of his record in financial management and investment decisions. In 2015 for instance, James Dondero was appointed to the board of directors for NexPoint Residential Trust, Inc. Additionally, he serves in various companies including; CSS Medical and Cornerstone Healthcare, MGM Studios, and American Banknote Corporation. Visit highlandfunds.com to know more about James Dondero.
James’ professional record led to his appointment as president for Highland Capital Management. The SEC-registered company manages approximately $13.5 billion assets. Highland is known for its focus on healthcare where it currently manages $2 billion assets in form of mutual and institutional funds. The company’s business structure revolves around separate accounts, hedge funds, ETFs, CLOs as well as distressed and special situations private equity. Highland’s affiliates include; NexPoint Capital (healthcare BDC) and Acis Capital Management. James Dondero ably leads a team of experts in diverse fields ranging from administration, finance, accounting, to asset management hence continuous growth and expansion of Highland Capital Management, L.P.
Apart from his expertise in finance, accounting, and management fields, Jim is involved with numerous charitable activities. The existing donations and partnerships in Dallas resulted from James’ commitment to improving educational opportunities for Dallas residents. Some of the charitable activities led by James include; Perot Museum of Natural Science, Dallas Zoo, George W. Bush Presidential Library and Institute, Uplift Education, and Capital for Kids.