James Dondero The Charitable Entrepreneur

For more than 30 years, James Dondero has been shaking up the credit and equity markets. He is the co-founder and current president of Highland Capital Management, an alternative investment management firm that manages hedge funds, structured investment, and distressed investment funds. James began his career as an analyst in 1984 when he was accepted into the Morgan Guaranty training program. That same year, in 1984, he graduated from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce where he earned dual majors in Accounting and Finance. One year later, in 1985, Dondero joined American Express where be became Corporate Bond Analysis and later on a Portfolio Manager. In 1989 he left American Express and became Chief Investment Officer of Protective Life’s GIV subsidiary where he helped the company grow $2 billion. Read more at Huffington Post about James Dondero.

In 1993, he and another colleague by the name of Mark Okada founded Highland Capital Management, L.P. Highland Capital Management has been a heavy player over the last few years in structured investments and distressed investments. Highland Capital Management is also one of the leading hedge fund management companies in the United States.

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James Dondero has become known more as a charitable and philanthropic person who cares deeply for the less-fortunate in the Dallas-Forth Worth area. He has made it very clear that he is committed to improving the educational opportunities for those living in the Dallas-Fort Worth area who are at a severe disadvantage. For example, he has donated to colleges like Southern Methodist University, programs for at-risk youth who plan on attaining a college degree like Education is Freedom, and Capital for Kids which is a network of investment management professionals who volunteer to assist children in need. Follow James on Linkedin.

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