James Dondero has had a successful career that he continues to build by the day. He boasts of experience spanning more than 30 years as an investment banker. James Dondero has been an active player in the credit markets having started his career with the popular Morgan Guaranty training program. He has had unmatched success in the equity and credit markets. James has specialized in high yielding and distressed markets.
James Dondero attended the prestigious University of Virginia where he undertook his undergraduate degree. He graduated with top honors in accounting and finance. After his graduation, James Dondero joined the Morgan Guaranty training program before securing a job with the American Express. He worked at the American Express as a corporate bond analyst and portfolio manager. Due to his competence and experience, James Dondero was employed by the GIC to serve as its chief investment officer. GIC is a branch of Protect Life, a large insurance company. Within a period of five years, James Dondero developed the subsidiary by starting it from scratch and developing the company to have an asset base of over $2 billion.
After registering success at GIC, James Dondero opted to establish his own venture. In 1993, he co-founded Highland Capital Management. This investment company has successfully pioneered a number of initiatives within the investment sector. In addition, the firm has been coming up with creative strategies aimed at providing sound investments. Highland Capital Management broke new ground with the collateralized loan obligations. Its core business is offering solutions to retail as well as institutional clients around the globe. The registered offices of the company are located in Dallas. Owing to the dynamism of its service, Highland Capital Management has managed to expand its operations through its new offices in Singapore, London, and New York. Highland Capital Management is a leading alternative investment management company that runs hedge funds, distressed investments, and structured investments. The company has over $18 billion worth of assets under its management.
James Dondero is the current chairman of Cornerstone Healthcare and Nexbank among many other organizations. Over the years, he has been appointed in the boards of different organizations. Some of these organizations are the MGM Studios, NexPoint Residential Trust, Inc as well as the American Banknote. James Dondero is an active supporter of charity organizations that anchors their efforts on educational matters, public policies, and veteran affairs. He has donated millions of his cash towards these courses.
In his successful career, James Dondero has won many awards and accolades particularly concerning his exemplary management style. In 2014, he was awarded the Lipper Award for Floating Rate Opportunities. He also received a 5 star award for Global Allocation.
James Dondero is known to have a Midas touch when it comes to investments. He is a sure bet in making profits and this rare ability makes him standout from other investment bankers. His knowledge on investment has not only fetched high returns to clients but has also boosted his net worth. James Dondero is a Certified Management Accountant and a qualified Chartered Financial Analyst.