Highland capital management is a venture registered under SEC which has its head offices in Dallas, Texas. The firm was established by James Dondero and Mark Okanda in 1993 and has developed into one of the leading and most competent global alternative credit managers. The company has expanded its operations in various leading cities like New York, Sao Paulo, Singapore, and Seoul and collectively manages assets worth over $18 billion.
Highland Capital majors in activities such as alternative investment, including emerging markets, long and short term capital, and natural resources. Also, it focuses on credit strategies, such as credit hedge funds, long-only funds, distressed and special situation private equity, and collateralized loan obligations.
Apart from investment in the financial markets, Highland Capital Management invested in the societies where the company’s working personnel, live and work. The company is dedicated to bringing a revolution through volunteerism and advisory board participation. The main aim is to provide to the native community organizations and national charitable organizations, the finances they need. For the past one decade, the firm together with its partners has committed more than 10 million to organizations around the world. Highland Capital Management contains an extensive client base that includes commercial organizations, foundations, fund of funds, corporations, public pension plans, high net-worth individuals, governments, and endowments.
Highland Capital philanthropic activities
On the 8th of June 2016, Highland Capital Management teamed up with Dallas Foundation, a renowned humanitarian organization in Texas, to help them improve the lives of the North Texas Society. Despite the company being worldwide, Dondero invests the majority of his charity to the local community. The company’s charitable giving program continues to expand and contributes more than 3 million per year to charities through the Dallas Foundation that emphasizes on health care, education and the Dallas community as a whole. Native beneficiaries consist of Nature and Science, Uplift Education, the Centre for Brain Health, the Dallas Zoo, the George W. Bush Presidential Library, and Museum, amongst various others. James Dondero together with some other Highland officials offers guidance to many of the organizations that the company provides some backing through board service and other leadership roles.