James Dondero is one of the leading finance company owners in the United States. He currently runs the investment firm known as Highland Capital Management. Over a span of nearly thirty years, James has been able to build the firm into one of the best in the financial services sector. What has allowed the firm to become one of the top firms in the industry is its specialization in debt backed securities. Since James has a number of years managing credit backed securities, he made his firm one of the most dependable in overseeing securities that are backed by credit and debt. Along with making this one of the top firms in terms of managing debt securities, Dondero has expanded the firm to offer a wide range of financial services.
Dondero is the President and co founder of Highland Capital Management. He started this investment firm in 1990 and has built it into a firm that provides a number of important financial services. When he first started this firm with co founder Mark Okada, he established it as a life insurance company. After a few years, James realized that it would be more beneficial to offer more services to clients. As a result, he began to expand the offerings to things such as financial advisory, asset management and the management of hedge funds. In 1996, he began offering collateralized loan obligations to investors.
When James first began his career, he worked for an investment firm as a credit analyst. At this position, he would analyze a number of credit backed securities in order to make sure that they are benefiting the firm. Within a few years, James moved on to other positions and then became a chief investment officer. When he occupied this position, Dondero helped oversee over a billion dollars in assets for large companies. This allowed him to get valuable experience in overseeing larges sums of money for investors. With this experience, he would be in position to start up his own firm. By the year 1990, James decided to move on to entrepreneurship and begin the next phase of his career.