James Dondero, One of the Best Investment Bankers in the World

If there is one person who has greater experience in the field of investment banking then it is James Dondero. He has been actively involved in the field of investment banking for over 30 years managing successful companies in the process. Mr. James Dondero on nexbank is the co founder of Highland Capital Management and currently runs the company’s investment strategies and operations. This is in terms of products for both retail and institutional products. The company currently oversees the management of assets worth more than $20 billion.

He is a graduate of commerce with majors in accounting and finance from the University of Virginia’s Mclntire School of Commerce. He attained the highest honors of Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta Alpha Psi. In addition, Mr. James Dondero holds the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a Certified Management Accountant.

As a person who deals with huge investments and big corporate clients, Mr. Dondero gives attention to every aspect of the investment process to the last detail. This is because he knows well the responsibility bestowed upon him and his company. That is to provide high standard management service that client’s desire. Mr. Dondero has led Highland Capital Management in facilitating the trading of securities, shares among other services for investors.

Mr. Dondero started his career as an analyst in the Morgan Guaranty training program in 1984. He later became the Chief Executive Officer of GIC a subsidiary of Protective Life. Mr. Dondero played a major role in building GIC from its initial state of inception to a company worth over $2 billion, in terms of assets under its management in a period of 4 years. Before then, he managed fixed income funds worth approximately $1 billion for American Express. This was all before establishing Highland Capital specializing in collateralized loan obligations. His company Highland Capital is credited as one of the pioneers to offer this type of service.

Over the course of his career as an investment banker, Mr Dondero has received several accolades and awards. He received the Morning star’s 5-star designation in 2014 for Global Allocation. In the same year, he also received the Lipper Award for Floating Rate Opportunities. In addition, he ranked number 1 in Morning star’s Healthcare Long/Short Equity Fund also in 2014. These awards have been given to funds that are associated to his management.

Presently, Mr. Dondero serves in the boards of various companies starting with MGM Studios where he serves on the Board of Directors. He also serves on the Board of Directors for American Banknote. Mr. Dondero is the Chairman for the following organizations that include CCS Medical Corporation, Cornerstone Healthcare, and NexBank. He is also active in supporting charities that deal with education and public Policy.


Below is a simple checklist on being a human rights activist. Read over it. Do you fit these guidelines in any way. If you do, you might have a promising career as a human rights activist.

1) Not everyone is going to agree with what you have to say. Not everyone is going to have the same beliefs. Take some time to think things through. Don’t just dismiss what someone else has to say. We are all on the same team. Find a way to work with your other team members. This means coming down off your soapbox. This might be hard for some of you. Part of being a human rights activist is searching for common ground. This means you have to leave your ego at the door. Don’t just look to the differences to make your case.

2)Speaking for someone who has a different opinion than yours is dangerous ground. Do not enter into this lightly. There might come a time when you have to do this. Choose your words carefully. We all have tendency to do this sometimes. If you do have to speak for someone who is different, use his/her words only. Never use yours. Remember, the fight is not all about you. If you feel you can’t serve this voiceless person correctly, find someone else to do it.

3) Try not to look at a situation as either “good or bad.” There are lots of situations that fall into the “neutral” territory. The idea is to find a good suggestion. Find a way to appeal to both sides. Part of being an activist is staying “neutral.” It’s never a good idea to get your emotions involved.

4)There is a difference between what you think and feel. Try not to confuse the two. Try to separate the science and the social science from the platform. Think about things critically, but do not overthink. Lots of times, we become are our worst enemy by overthinking something. Learn to use logic and reason.

Want to find someone in the activist field to emulate and learn from? Look to Yeonmi Park.


This woman is simply amazing. She is only 21 years old. Already she is speaking out for her people. She is speaking out for all the oppression she has dealt with in Korea. She might live in Seoul, but she is using her voice for all of Korea.

Just recently she gave an interview to the BBC about her escape from North Korea. She speaks about her experience there. She also speaks about how she is lucky to be alive. So many of her people are still living in North Korea under this brutal tyranny. Yeonmi is using her experience to help others.

You can too. Get online and visit her site. Find out how you can be a part of her journey. If you don’t use your voice, someone else will speak for you instead.

Running a More Successful Company

Pulse Evolution Corporation is a Digital Production and Intellectual Property company that specialize in the production of Specialized, High-impact Applications of Soft Computer-generated Human Likeness for use in life sciences, education, entertainment, and telecommunication.

Headquartered in Port St. Lucie, Pulse recently released the results for its 2nd financial quarter ended December 31, 2014. This is a recap of the press release.

PULSE Evolution Releases 2nd Quarter Results

A press release came out on August 24, 2015, reporting PULSE Evolution’s results for the 2nd fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2014. Accompany the fiscal report, was a statement from the company laying out its plans to become fully reporting and recognized on the National Stock Exchange.

PULSE is acclaimed for being a frontrunner in the digital world through creation and release of cutting-edge products in the line of digital humans for holographic uses, artificial intelligence, as well as virtual and augmented reality.

Most of Pulse’ operating costs went to developing digital likeness technology, developing improved software, as well as relationships and strategies geared towards bolstering the company’s place in the worlds of augmented reality, virtual reality and artificial intelligence.

The areas in which the money has been spent are strongly believed to be beneficial for the company’s future.

The Corporation’s Executive Chairman, John Textor, also suggested that owing to Pulse’ leading role in the advancement of digital humans use, plus the substantial interest from their financial and strategic partners, they should switch to fully reporting status and be listed on a National Stock Exchange.

About John Textor

The current Executive Chairman of Pulse Evolution Corporation, Mr. John Textor is an active player in the development of entertainment properties across a wide range of technological platforms.

As a producer, Textor is credited for the movie Ender’s Game. His current project is Art Story. He also led the production of virtual versions of celebrities such as Elvis Presley, Tupac Shakur and Marilyn Monroe at the Coachella Valley Music Festival 2012, as well as Michael Jackson for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards.


LinkedIn shows that John Textor is taking the Pulse Evolution Corporation to new levels with their digital technology and it won’t be long before they develop new technology that is ground breaking to better the world. Pulse Evolution Corporations long-term goal is growing to be the “face” of artificial intelligence, providing a human-like interactive artificially intelligent computer beings.


Chinese investors seeking NYC real estate investments in the United States are quickly becoming the newest wave of players in the New York real estate market. As recently discussed in an article dated September 12, 2015 and published on The Real Deal website, New York real estate has great appeal to Chinese investors.

The Real Deal recently moderated a forum in Shanghai to discuss New York real estate investing and the benefits and challenges present for foreign investors. Among the topics discussed were the lack of extreme cyclical demand in New York compared to other major cities and issues relating to foreign investor obtaining financing.

One of the participants was Andrew Heiberger, founder, CEO and co-chairman of TOWN Real Estate brokerage in New York City. Town Real Estate has rapidly become a leader in luxury real estate brokering in New York. Representing both buyers and sellers, TOWN Real Estate has assembled a team of staff and agents who have been selected due to their particular expertise and knowledge of the New York real estate market. Although the firm was only started in 2010, it has grown to become a leader in that time due to the vision of Mr. Heiberger and the energy which the staff and agents bring to work each day. Because of the vision and energy present at TOWN, it has been named as one of the 50 best places to work in New York City.

As part of the forum, Mr. Heiberger and other participants discussed certain advantages of New York over other places for real estate investors. One advantage discussed is the transparency and honesty in real estate transactions which is enforced by the State of New York. This is welcome since transactions in China are quite often opaque and potential problems are concealed. The forum ended with each participant describing their “dream” real estate they would like to purchase.

Hawks Should Continue To Move Forward in 2015

Although it is a fact that Atlanta has not won a championship in over 57 years, easily the longest streak in the NBA, fans in the city have to feel optimistic about the upcoming season after last year’s Hawks were able to advance all the way to the semi-finals before bowing out to eventual champion Cleveland.

Bruce Levinson’s legacy

A lot of the credit for the rebuild that put team chemistry on track to reach heights that hadn’t been scaled for a while goes to time.com’s Bruce Levenson, who spent quite a bit of time trying to come up with a mix of players that would be able to compete in the talent-laden division in which they play. As an owner, he not only brought players in, he also brought in some of the top coaching talent in the league, creating an environment that allowed everyone to do what they needed to in order to succeed. He was also a positive influence for the team off the court.

The new team

It wasn’t that much of a surprise that the price tag for the team soared from an estimated $450 million to around $800 million in the course of the past few years. When Bruce Levenson got ready to sell, he had built a winner with a nucleus of young stars that could play together for quite some time. The NBA also inked a new television agreement that increased the revenue for each team and therefore the value of every franchise in the league. A consortium that includes Grant Hill and the owner of the Atlanta-based Spanx company are the new owners- and they have already started creating new marketing programs designed to appeal to fantasy basketball players and area fans. With their combined marketing talent potentially expanding the fan base while the team remains competitive, it is possible that this is the year that the Atlanta Hawks become a fan favorite in cities other than Atlanta.

On the court

The owners have to be happy with the play of veterans like Jeff Teague, his contribution in the playoffs was helpful in taking the pressure off teammates so they could perform as well. Al Horford was healthy last year- and his first triple double came in January while the team was jockeying for playoff position. His play will continue to be important to how the team is able to match up against opponents like LeBron James. Last year, they did not have much of an answer, allowing Cleveland to sweep them. This year, in addition to the regular schedule, you can be certain that the coaching staff will be working on different combinations for their meetings with the Cavaliers so that they can provide some better answers for this year’s playoffs.

The Collector Effect

I teach several forms of visual art. I have always been an artist, so it is not something that I have never lived without. In my oldest memories, some form of art is present. Whether it is music or the visual arts, it was always present. My grandmother would cast concrete figures, paint them and sell them as yard art and ornaments. I started to produce art of my own also at an early age, and I have become proficient with all media. However, art is much more than simply producing art. It has many different components. Artists must have patronage, and this patronage is finite. When any resource is finite, politics is also necessary. This has made the system seemed closed to many common art lovers, but it actually propels it because of the money and interest that this level of play brings.

One very recent example is that of Adam Sender. Sender is a collector of contemporary art. He recently made certain moves that reverberated through that genre and even the art community as a whole by only being a collector. When an artists begins producing and selling art, the dynamic of the buyer’s side is unseen. The bravado of young artists tells them that anyone that is purchasing their art is a fan, but in reality these people are also their art’s credibility. Without this credibility, the art has no sustainable value. Art is so subjective that who defines art as being worthy of artistic admiration is important, and collectors and other patrons produce this credibility in a very important way, money. Adam Sender’s Whitepages profile is linked.

Money translates into interest, and this interest fuels more buying and in turn, fuels the art world. Sender collected approximately 700 contemporary art pieces from the contemporary art movement. This genre of art was popular throughout the middle of the last century. Some art forms require the optics of time to relay their value. Sender understood this and collected the most undervalued pieces. The chief requirement being their potential for growth. However, this growth potential would have to be based on the integrity of the work as a great art piece versus something that is simply priced too low.

This preserves the integrity of all the works within the collection and within the art world in general because talent is the most assessed quality, and the value of the paintings will not be based solely on media hype, and its generated interest. If interest in the works or collection were solely based on hype, the value would falter with the subsiding interest. However, when the quality of the work and the talent of the artist is paramount, the works hold their assigned value at the top of the market. Truly great art pieces rarely devalue.

I’m Surprised To See The Real Estate My Town Residential Agent Has For Me

I was having the hardest time with my boyfriend, and I was thinking about moving out of New York City altogether. I really wanted to get a place of my own, but I couldn’t stand running into him in the future, especially if he ended up with another girl. When I thought about moving to another city, I started thinking about all the things I’d be leaving behind if I left New York City. I love the fact that I live in a high-rise building, and it overlooks the city. I love the fact that I’m near some of the best shopping in the world.

I also love the fact that I can easily get transportation when I leave my apartment, and I don’t have to wait very long to get from one place to another around town. If I moved to the suburbs, then I would have a problem when it comes time to look for transportation, and I would have to buy a car. I always thought about owning a car, but the public transportation in NYC luxury real estate is so great that I don’t need one. I don’t need the headache and hassle of paying taxes on a car, and I can easily get around with public transportation.

I decided I was going to stay in the city, no matter what my boyfriend and I were going through. I secretly started talking with different real estate agencies about finding my own place, but I made the choice to work with Town Residential. Town Residential was my agency of choice because of all the reviews I had read about them from people who had used them before. I think Town Residential is a great agency, and I can’t wait to see what they can do for me.

I gave Town Residential a phone call, and I let them know exactly when I was looking to move and what type of place I was looking for. My agent was so quick at finding me some great prospects when it came to real estate, so I gave her a call. We’re scheduled to meet next week to look at the different homes that are available in New York City, and

I’m extremely excited about moving into my own place. Because of Town Residential I’m going to find my own luxury home in New York City. Finding a luxury home seemed like a dream to me, especially since I hadn’t ever looked for a home on my own before. Working with Town Residential made it easier for me to find what I was looking for, and I’m excited to move into my new place.

Bruce Levenson Journey in Building His Business Career

Known for his philanthropist nature and his business investments, Bruce Levenson on time.com is a well-respected business man and also the former owner of the Atlanta Hawks, an NBA team. His experience is drawn from his involvement in the governance of NBA in Hawks where he was sitting in the Board of Governors. He is a daring entrepreneur who has tried his hands on other industries such as telecommunications. He co-founded a communications company known as United Communications Group in the 70’s. Apart from telecommunications, he has also invested in the IT industry and he was one of the founders of TechTarget which is no longer a private company after it was publicly traded through an Initial Public Offer.

Levenson is an American citizen with a Jewish descent. He spent most of his early life in Maryland although later on he moved in pursuit of his college Education. At this point, Levenson did one of the most daring thing that a student can do. He was actually doing a law degree at the Washington University in St. Louis. While in college, Levenson attended his classes during the night so that during the day he was busy trying to make a name in journalism at the Washington Star. His schedule was becoming tighter as the days go by.

In 1977, he decided to move into business and was one of the founders of UGC which was a partnership between him and Peskowitz. Interestingly, the company was started and run in Levenson’s apartment. This was a publishing company and at that time they were only publishing a newsletter called Oil Express. With this news later, they focused on the oil industry and its progress which was a smart move since the industry is a major area of interest for most Americans. As time went by, the company went on to acquire other businesses and eventually it grew rapidly.

Levenson and his long time business partner are today the majority shareholders of the Atlanta Hawks. This is an NBA team of professional players who are stationed at Philips arena. Levenson bought the arena as well. He is a well-known charismatic man with a very compassionate heart and he interacts with people very well. For instance, he and his wife went along with the hawks’ crew to the U.S holocaust Museum in Washington. He was also accompanied by his mother-in-law in this trip and it was a good moment for the family and team as well. As a reward to their reputation in the information sector, Levenson and his partner Peskowitz were put on the Software and Information Industry Association’s Hall of Fame. This was a while back in the late 90’s. He is a family man and he has a wife and three sons.

How Investment Banking can Improve Finances

With investment banking, a client does business with the bank by way of transactions which may include underwriting, issuing securities, acquisitions, or mergers. There is no deposits given to the bank. This differentiates an investment bank from a retail or commercial bank. Instead, the business operates on two main lines. These lines are called the buy side and sell side. Those who have not done investment banking before would discover that it is a completely different world to other forms of banking. There is a lot of ways of operating business that is completely different from other types of banks.

The core activities of investment banking involve different types of office activities. There are activities done in the front office, middle office and the back office. It is also important for the individual to know that investment banks come in different sizes. They also provide services to individuals, small businesses and large corporations. The larger banks will offer all types of business on the sell side and the buy side. The smaller investment firms will focus on sales, trading, research and investment banking. The type of business that someone is looking for should help him figure out the size of the bank that he must join.

When it comes to providing services for corporations, the investment banks focus on providing corporations with information that tells them everything they need to know about placing securities on an open market. This activity is actually of great importance to the reputation of the bank. In this case, the role of giving out new offerings in security that the investment banks play is a very important role. The investment banks need to provide accurate information so that the corporations can make the right investments. Faulty information could be very costly to the investment firm.

When looking into the field of investment banking, it is important for the interested individual to look to trustworthy sources in order to get all of the helpful information so that he could make the right choices. Among the trustworthy sources is James Dondero. James Dondero is the President of Highland Capital Management. He has also co-founded this company. James Dondero has worked in the credit and equity markets for more than 30 years. A lot of his work deals with high-yield investments. He has started Highland Capital in 1993. He has sense then been making an impact in investment banking.

As with many other activities that are related to finance and investments, knowledge is the key to success. When one has enough knowledge and acts on that knowledge, he will make all the right choices in investment banking. Investment banking can bring a fortune to people who try it out. If they are wise in their investments and do the necessary research, they will be able to make a fortune. Part of the research includes knowing the type of bank to join for all of the needs of the investment banker. The potential investment banker must also look at what types of activities he is going to need to participate and create an account accordingly.

Stephen Murray, Former CCMP Chief Who Established LBO Company, Dies at 52

The Chief Executive, Stephen Murray, CCMP Capital Advisors, has died at 52 years, according to Fortune. Before passing on, Murray was ailing and this forced him to resign from his work.

He passed away on March 12, and was officially communicated by CCMP Capital spokesperson, Alexandra LaManna through an email. Additional information was not accessible.

Murray was among the establishing associates of CCMP that grew from JPMorgan Chase & Co. in 2006 to avert prospective clashes with the customers of the bank. CCMP, which focuses in middle-market leveraged acquisitions and growth-equity funds, raised its new fund the past year with $3.6 billion.

Greg Brenneman, the company’s CEO, on Friday said through an email report that they were extremely saddened to know that their friend as well as former partner, Steve Murray, had died. Greg also added that Murray was a great investor plus deal maker.

CCMP normally invests $100 million to $500 million of capital per transaction, as shown on its website. It concentrates on businesses in end user, industrial, medical care as well energy sectors. It moreover has interests in Cabela’s Inc., Quiznos Corp. plus Warner Chilcott Plc.

Murray was brought up in a New York City district in Westchester County, New York, as per a 2011 article published on Institutional Investor magazine. He attained an undergraduate degree in Arts from Boston College plus a Masters of Business Administration from Columbia University in New York. This was as reported by CCMP.

Joining JPMorgan
In 1984, Murray was appointed as credit apprentice at New York Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co., Institutional Investor stated. He escalated to the position of Vice president for middle-market loaning, as reported on a CCMP biography. In 1989, Murray was hired by a private capital as well as leveraged-finance division of Manufacturers Hanover, which was a forerunner of CCMP. After 3 mergers, Manufacturers Hanover joined JPMorgan in 2000.

Murray was appointed the leader of the bank’s acquisition business in 2005. JPMorgan Partners, as CCMP was acknowledged prior to its sequel, was long recognized for financing middle-marketing deals plus the bank’s private asset clients.

The acquisition incensed KKR co-founder Henry Kravis, who cautioned the bank from contending with KKR if it intended to continue conducting business deals with his company, as per “King of Capital,” a 2010 book authored by David Carey plus John E. Morris.

Murray has left behind his wife, Tami A. Murray, and 4 sons. The couple lived in Stamford, Connecticut.