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.