The Entrepreneurial Philanthropist James Dondero

Focusing predominantly on high-yield and distressed investments, James Dondero graduated from Virginia McIntire commerce school with highest honors and has proceeded to be the co-founder and the president of Highland Capital Management, Chairman of NexBank, Cornerstone Healthcare, CCS medical and a Board Member of MGM studios. Read more about James Dondero at Nexpoint Advisors.

Over 30 years of experience in the credit markets, James Dondero’s consortium embraces charitable giving in its undertaking. Subsidizing The Family Place, The Dallas Zoo, SMU’s Tower Scholars Program, The Perot Museum of Nature and Science and Education is Freedom through the benevolent Highland Dallas Foundation Inc, an arm from Highland Capital Management.

Instigating the development of the Collateralized Loan Obligation, the company under the entrepreneur James Dondero has developed credit oriented solutions for bureaucratic and retail investors globally. This is an instance of a perfect entrepreneur who enacts his business awareness to assist variety of customers worldwide.

A total return approach imparting publicity to the broader below investment grade corporate credit markets and aiming returns that are preconceived to overshoot benchmarks is a strategy by James Dondero available via commingled funds, retail funds and separate accounts. The ability to make customized directives with investments across all asset classes is possible with Highland Capital Management since being under the umbrella of James Dondero.


A heart devoted to philanthropy, his altruistic endeavors have effectuated successful denouements for a wide assemblage of organizations. His visions and financial means complete to fabricate a positive and formidable Dallas community.

Over the last 25 years, the company has become a mega billion-dollar-investment fund. Its permutated client base contains public pension solutions, high net worthy individuals and governments. Maintaining offices in New York, Buenos Aires, Singapore, Sao Paulo and Seoul, Highland Capital Management’s headquarters is in Dallas.

Prior to founding Highland Capital Management in 1993, He served as chief investment officer of Protective Life’s GIC subsidiary. Visit to know more about him.