A residence of Dallas, Texas, James Dondero is the president of a credit investment company. He co-founded the $20 billion worth company which is today known as Highland Capital Management. The business has its head office in Dallas, Texas. It however also has its operation in various other locations such as Seoul, Singapore and also in New York. He has guided the operations of the corporation since its birth 24 years ago. With his three decades of operations in credit markets as well as equity markets, his time at the corporation bore many fruits. The company has been a pioneer in certain projects such as the collateral loan obligation among other solutions addressing credit-related problems globally. The business has a wide client list which ranges from foundations, persons with high net-worth, corporations and even financial corporations. This list also includes endowments and pension plans for the public.
Before his time in the Highland capital, he had careers elsewhere. He worked for the first time in 1984 as an analyst in a training program by Morgan Guaranty. A year later he proceeded to work at American Express. He worked there for four years where he served as a bond analyst for corporate events. He also served as a portfolio manager with several specialties. These specialties include common stocks, corporations with investment grades, and high yield bonds among others. After that, he was a member of the staff of Protective Life, specifically its affiliate GIC. There he worked as a chief investment officer. His presence brought the firm from nothing to ABOUT $2 billion in four years from 1989.
James Dondero also provides his expertise in Nexpoint Residential Trust as part of the board. This is also the case for American Banknote incorporation. Apart from that, he is also a chairman in various businesses: these include Nexbank, CSS Medical among others. The Virginia university graduate also actively expresses his philanthropic side. He does this by increasingly offering support to various public policies, affairs pertaining veterans and educational initiatives.
Virginia University had the honors to produce this business icon. He graduated from this university with high honors in Business and commerce. His educational background does not stop there; he also graduated from McIntire, which is a school of commerce with Majors in Accounting and Finance. He also received CPA, CMA and CFA certifications during his study period.
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