President and co-founder of HCM (Highland Capital Management)James Dondero has 30 plus years in the equity and credit markets with a focus on distressed and high yield investing
Before coming on board at Highland Capital Management, Dondero was CIO at Protective Life where he helped initiate the GIC subsidiary to more than $25 billion from 1989 to 1993. From 1985 to 1989, Mr. Dondero was Portfolio Manager and Corporate Bond Analyst at American Express. His career began in 1984 in the JP Morgan Guaranty training as an analyst. Read more about James Dondero at Wikipedia.com.
Mr. Dondero graduated from the University of Virginia with high honors (Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma) with dual majors in finance and accounting from the McIntire School of Commerce. He has certification as a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and CMA (Certified Managerial Accountant). He is currently a resident of Dallas, Texas.
As a philanthropist, Mr. James Dondero actively supports initiatives in education, veterans affairs, and public policy. He was most recently named 2018 ReuNight Honorary Chair. ReuNight benefits The Family Place, which is a service agency benefiting family violence in North Texas. He is also a charitable supporter of the George W. Bush Presidential Library, Education is Freedom, Snowball Express, Perot Museum of Natural Science, Uplift Education and Tower Scholars Program at SMU. Visit jimdondero.com to know more about him.
Mr. Dondero is a board member of MGM Studios and serves on the Executive Board of the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business. He is Chairman of the Board at NexPoint, NexBank, CCS Medical and Cornerstone Healthcare.
HCM is a pioneer in CLO (collateralized loan obligation) since its inception in 1993. The company is also creating credit focused solutions for retail and institutional investors around the world. The product offerings are award winning and include CEOs, badge funds, mutual funds, REITs, ETFs and institutional separate accounts.