Investing in an Unstable Environment

Highland Capital Management is an investment firm which manages hedge funds, distressed investment funds and structured investments. The company has approximately 14.8 billion dollars worth of assets which they manage. They are an experienced global credit manager, with offices in three countries. Highland Capital Management is independently owned with strong leadership and an “outside the box” approach to investing. They also volunteer in the communities where their employees live, and make financial donations. The CEO of the Dallas, Texas based company is James Dondero. With over 30 years experience, Mr. Dondero assists the company in developing award winning products, such as private equity funds and mutual funds.
James Dondero has held positions as portfolio manager and corporate bond analyst at American Express. He is also the president and chairman of NexPoint Hospitality Trust, Inc. James Dondero is doesn’t give much information regarding himself, although he is a deep thinker in the investment world. He is not afraid to take risks.
Mr. Dondero turned his fixed income into Highland Capital, and has successfully invested in companies that others turned away from. He offers customers inexpensive solutions to investing, with his unique and innovative ideas.
Highland Capital Management hold over 200 securities. Their portfolio is not extremely diverse, holding investments in just a few companies in the same sector. In 2014, the company was above its competitors, however by 2016 was at the bottom. According to James Dondero himself, his “biggest strength as an investor is “puzzle solving” – on debt deals, turnarounds and emerging trends”.