James Dondero Hedge Fund Dallas

James Dondero and Highland Capital Management, L.P.

James Dondero Highland OfficeHighland Capital Management, L.P. is a multibillion-dollar global alternative investment manager founded in 1993 by Jim Dondero and Mark Okada. A pioneer in the leveraged loan market, the firm has evolved over 25 years, building on its credit expertise and value-based approach to expand into other asset classes. Today, Highland operates a diverse investment platform, serving both institutional and retail investors worldwide. In addition to high yield credit, Highland’s investment capabilities include public equities, real estate, private equity and special situations, structured credit, and sector- and region-specific verticals built around specialized teams. Highland is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and maintains offices in New York, Buenos Aires, São Paulo, Singapore, and Seoul. For more information visit highlandcapital.com.


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.

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

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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. 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 01/31/2018 Highland Capital Management, L.P. inclusive of affiliates.

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