Highland Capital Management, L.P. is an investment adviser registered with the SEC. James Dondero and Mark Okada founded Highland in 1993. Mr. Dondero currently hold the position of President. While Mr. Okada is Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Dondero has more than 30 years experience in the equity and credit markets. He graduated from the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce, and is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Managerial Accountant. Mr. Okada graduated from the University of California with a BA in both economics and psychology. Visit hcp.com to know more.
He is a regular guest on Bloomberg Television and CNBC. Although it is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Highland Capital also has offices in New York, Sao Paolo, Seoul and Singapore.
Clients use Highland Capital’s services for credit strategies and alternative investments. Their credit strategies include long only funds and separate accounts, collateralized loan obligations, distressed and special situations private equity, and credit hedge funds. Highland’s alternative investments include long/short equities, natural resources, and emerging markets.
Highland Capital is a community oriented company. They support both local and global communities through volunteerism, financial donations, and advisory board involvement. Since 2005, over $10 million has been donated to various organizations around the globe. Much of that donation fund is given locally. The company’s yearly philanthropic budget is now more than $3 million. That increasing number led to a partnership with The Dallas Foundation. The team of philanthropic and donor service experts at The Dallas Foundation are led by President and Chief Executive Officer Mary Jalonick. Read more about Highland Capital at prnewswire.com.
Laidlaw & Company is an investment banking and brokerage firm headquartered in New York. The firm was incorporated in England and Wales. Laidlaw was first officially launched in 1842. From the year 1842 to 2012, the firm has undergone various changes and developments that have seen it rise to become one of the top investment banking firms in the world. Laidlaw & Company became a member of the Wall Street New York Stock Exchange in the year 1878. The firm key executives are Matthew D. Eitner (Chief Executive Officer), James P. Ahern, Hugh Regan(Managing Partner and Head Of Capital Markets), Craig Bonn(Senior Managing Director) and Hugh J. Marasa. The firm offers investment banking and wealth management services.
The firm caters for corporates and individuals. Laidlaw’s investment banking services are wholly designed to ensure complete satisfaction of all its clients. Its team of professionals is well versed in equity placement, finance acquisition, financial restructuring, mergers, initial public offerings, capital raising, alternative investments, balance sheet optimizations and divestitures. They seek to ensure that all institutional investors are able to facilitate mezzanine capital. The firm’s wealth management services are particularly designed to offer solutions with regards to portfolio management, financial planning and investment advisory services.
In the year 2012, the firm added metal and mining resources to its investment banking and capital markets strategy. The firm has so far held three regulatory events and one arbitration event. Last year the firm announced expansion of its Healthcare Capital Markets Care. This was after it appointed Kris Tomasulo as Managing Director for Institutional Equity Sales and Robert Baumann as Head of Institutional Equity Trading. Laidlaw & Company makes $25 to $50 million in each fiscal year. One can contact the firm through its London, Stamford, Boston, Melville and Fort Lauderdale offices. One can find more information about the company through its website http://www.laidlawltd.com and also through LinkedIn where it advertises its products and services.