James “Jim” Dondero is known as a well-practiced and renowned analyst. As President and co-founder of our locally based Highland Capital Management, he has led this investment advising company down a highly successful and innovative path. The company is able to assist with portfolios in a wide range of styles with different needs, from mutual and hedge funds to mortgage-backed securities and collateralized loan obligations; it is currently in control of over $14 billion in assets. He has also held leadership positions in a myriad of other influential companies, including being the portfolio manager for American Express until 1989 and the Chief Investment Officer of Protective Life’s GIV subsidiary. He is currently Chairman in such companies as NexBank and NexPoint, Cornerstone Healthcare, and CCS Medical. Visit his website at jamesdondero.com.
Dondero’s expertise comes from over 30 years of experience in his field, beginning back in 1984 when he graduated from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce with the highest honors. Today, he has become an icon of both entrepreneurship and generosity. He gives back to his community in more ways than one with his demonstrated passion for assisting veterans, advocating in pubic policy, and donating to education. He donated $1 million to a charity called The Family Place, which assists survivors of domestic violence. He also created the Highland Dallas Foundation to distribute grants and scholarships to students, veterans, and various non-profit, charitable organizations. He even donated an extremely generous $1 million to the Dallas Zoo to rebuild the demolished hippopotamus habitat.
James Dondero is a prime example of a man who gives his success back to his community. His drive to succeed, love for his community, and loyalty to those who have brought him so far are shown everyday. What he does for his city of Dallas is beneficial to all. Read more about James Dondero on Bloomberg.com.