Highland Capital Management was incorporated in 1993 by two shrewd entrepreneurs, James Dondero and Mark Okada. In partnership with its associates, Highland has an asset base of over $15.4 billion. Highland Capital Management is a SEC registered investment advisor. Additionally, it is one of the most experienced and leading global alternative credit managers. Their world-class products and services have made them to be revered in the financial industry.
Presently, the independently owned investment company offers a wide range of products for retail and institutional investors. Primarily, Highland specializes in credit strategies, including separate accounts and long only funds, special situations private equity, and collateralized loan obligations. Additionally, the corporation provides alternative investments in natural resources and emerging markets.
It has a rapidly growing team of more than 180 professionals who are based in the company’s offices around the globe. Highland is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Moreover, it has opened offices in New York City, Sao Paulo, Seoul, and Singapore. Its diversified client base consists of governments, foundations, corporations, high net worth individuals, pension plans, and financial institutions. The company focuses on providing alpha and offering value to investors by developing unique products, protecting investors’ capital, and pursuing new opportunities.
In the past two decades, Highland has been devising new strategies to develop world-class solutions for their clients. Through value oriented investment vehicles, Highland continues to help clients to meet their risk and return goals. The company has continued to establish retail and institutional funds that utilize innovative investment strategies, including ETFs, long-only credit funds, oil & gas funds, emerging market credit funds, and credit hedge funds. Over the years, the company has continued to collaborate with investors in providing them with solutions that satisfy their utilities.
Over the years, Highland has engaged in different philanthropic activities. The corporation has invested in the communities where its staff resides and work. In addition, Highland Capital is dedicated to making a difference in the communities through financial contributions, volunteerism, and advisory board involvement. Highland continues to donate funds to local community-based organizations and national nonprofit institutions. Highland Capital Management has committed over $410 million to numerous charitable organizations around the globe.