Highland Capital Management Seals a Lucrative Healthcare Investment Deal in Korea

Highland Capital Management continues to make a profound positive impact not just in America alone, but abroad as well. In South Korea, for instance, the hedge fund group reportedly landed a lucrative deal signed off by South Korean’s government. Highland Capital Korea recently partnered with a leading South Korean private venture capital firm, Stonebridge Capital Inc. Together, the firms aimed to bring on board health care investments and assets in the Asian region under the fund’s management. Stonebridge Capital controlled assets worth $147M coming into the deal with Highland Capital, according to this post.

Shifting Medical Trends

Speaking soon after the deal closed, Highland’s Korea MD, Matt Jameson expressed a lot of optimism about the future prospects of the healthcare investment niche in the Asia Pacific area. James argues that the demand for affordable healthcare services by Americans in Asia is only going to grow in the years ahead. The problems ailing the American healthcare system are going to force countless people to seek cheaper albeit quality medical intervention services and products in places like China, Korea, Japan and Singapore. Therefore, Jameson adds, healthcare stocks, shares and equities investments in the Asian region are one of the safest bets for investors in the markets today and, in the foreseeable future.

On the 11th of October 2016, Highland’s Capital Co-founder and Chief Investment Officer, Mark Okada got the honor to ring the opening bell at NASDAQ’s headquarters in New York. It was the same day that Highlands Capital’s retail affiliate arm, The Highland iBoxx Senior Loan ETF started trading on the NASDAQ.

Company Profile

Highland Capital Management is a NASDAQ-quoted venture capital firm with an estimated net worth of over $2.2 billion as of 6/30/2017, according to this website. Highland Capital is an SEC-registered investment firm operating from Dallas, Texas. It is reported to control and manage client’s assets worth over $15 billion. The Dallas, Texas-based alternative credit financing institution handles a diversified portfolio that, includes investments in credit and long-only funds, collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), short/long equities, emerging markets investments. The management firm also has branch offices in Singapore, Sao Paolo, Seoul, and, in New York. Highland Capital is owned and managed by the brilliant financial minds, Mark Okada and James Dondero.