James Dondero Hedge Fund Dallas

James Dondero and Highland Capital Management, L.P.

James Dondero Highland OfficeJames Dondero’s Highland Capital Management L.P. is a hedge fund manager based in Dallas, TX with more than $18 billion* in assets under management. Jim Dondero and co-founder Mark Okada selected Dallas because of its low business costs and beneficial tax rates in comparison to other US metropolitan areas.


Highland was one of the first hedge funds to work with Collateralized Loan Obligations in the 1990s, an alternative investment vehicle that seeks to optimize returns within the credit space. Today, Highland manages more than $11 billion* dollars in US CLOs.

Highland Capital Management also offers a number of alternative fund solutions outside of CLOs, including ’40 Act funds, floating rate opportunities, global allocation and long/short equity. These alternative investment products have gone on to receive numerous accolades from leading publications.


  • CreditFlux 2015 Best CLO fund
  • Morningstar Awards 2014 Five-Star Rating for Global Allocation
  • 2014 Morningstar #1 Ranked Healthcare Long/Short Equity Fund
  • Highland Floating Rate Opportunities Fund Receives 2014 Lipper Award
  • Wall Street Journal 2014 Category King for Global Allocation

To read the awards disclosures, click here

Previous work experience of James Dondero includes being a Portfolio Manager at American Express and Chief Investment Officer for GIC, a subsidiary of Protective Life. Highland Capital Management was founded in 1993. Jim attended the University of Virginia, graduating with highest honor with a degree in accounting and finance. Jim Dondero has also earned the right to use the titles of Certified Financial Analyst and Certified Management Accountant.

*As of 12/31/2015 Highland Capital Management, L.P. inclusive of affiliates.

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