James Dondero Profile

James Dondero
Co-Founder, President


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James Dondero and High Yield Credit

James Dondero has more than 30 years of experience in the high yield credit market industry. Jim is the co-founder and president of Highland Capital Management, which has been involved with the high yield credit industry since 1993. Jim Dondero has managed dedicated long-only high yield credit commingled funds and separate accounts since 2000. Mr. James Dondero focuses on a total return approach that provides exposure to the broader below-investment grade corporate credit markets and targets returns that are intended to exceed benchmarks. This strategy is available via commingled funds, separate accounts and retail funds. Additionally, with separate accounts, Jim Dondero’s Highland Capital Management can create customized mandates with investments across all asset classes. James Dondero utilizes a bottom-up fundamental assessment in combination with a top-down technical analysis that provides a deep comprehension of underlying collateral, industry uniqueness, macro perspectives and portfolio positioning. Highland Capital Management is one of the largest bank loan managers in the world with approximately $13 billion in bank loan assets under management.


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Lipper Award Disclosure Statement

The Highland Floating Rate Opportunities Fund (Class Z) was awarded the 2015 Lipper Fund Award in the Loan Participation Fund category for both the 3 year and 5 year periods ending 12/31/2014. The award is based on consistent return. The highest Lipper leader for consistent return value for the classification for the 36 and 60 month periods, respectively, determined the winner. Lipper Leader ratings for Consistent Return reflect funds’ historic returns, adjusted for volatility, relative to peers. Ratings for Consistent Return are computed for all Lipper classifications with five or more distinct portfolios and span both equity and fixed-income funds. The Lipper Fund Awards are part of the Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence, a global family of awards that celebrate exceptional performance throughout the professional investment community. The Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence recognize the world’s top funds, fund management firms, sell-side firms, research analysts, and investor relations teams. The Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence also include the Extel Survey Awards, the StarMine Analyst Awards, and the StarMine Broker Rankings.

Recent news about James Dondero:

Inaugural Highland Capital Lecture at the George W. Bush Presidential Center Explores Disruptive Technologies’ Effect on the Global Economy
John “Tig” Tiegen Speaks at Highland Capital Management Warrior and First Responder Reunion
Bush Center starts off 2018 with pair of $10 million gifts from Highland Capital, Boeing
One of Dallas’ biggest hedge funds wades into real estate development
The Family Place Announces $1 Million Challenge Grant
Google Finance – Highland Capital Management, L.P.
Making Bold Bets on Alternative Investments—and Winning
Hippos, hippos, hooray! Dallas Zoo opens new $14 million exhibit
Bloomberg – James David Dondero CFA, CPA
James Dondero Appoints a New President of Institutional Products for Highland Capital Management
Insider Monkey’s recent news featuring James Dondero
NexPoint Residential Trust, Inc. Appoints Arthur Laffer and James Dondero to Board of Directors
James Dondero – NYSE Closing Bell Ringing

About Highland Capital Management, L.P.

Highland 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.