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Highland Capital Management is a close-end fund investment company that manages structured and distressed investment, and hedge funds. The company invests in public equity, structured products, high yield bonds, fixed income, and hedging markets.
History of the Company
In 1990, Mark Okada and Jim Dondero, who are the founding partners, came together and created a joint enterprise with Protective Life Insurance Corporation. The Corporation specialized in fixed income markets and managed senior secured bank loans. The plan evolved into a Protective Asset Company and the founding partners gave up 60 % equity to an SEO investment registered advisor. In 1997, Mr. Okada and Mr. Dondero bought their company’s stake back and launched Ranger Asset Management Company, which stood independently as a registered SEO advisor. One year later, the new business, the Ranger Asset Management, changed its name to Highland Capital Management.
The Current State of Highland
The firm is based in Texas; however, it has a network of offices in Singapore, London, and New York City. In 2014, the company reported an approximate asset worth $ 20 billion under the business’s management. Highland Capital Management has twenty years of experience in various products for both institutional and retail investors. It has a diversified client base, which include corporations, high net worth individuals, endowment, pension plans, financial institutions, and governments. The firm delivers alpha and provides value to investors by pursuing new opportunities, providing unique and quality products, and protecting the capital of the investors.
The company has over 180 employees from all over the world. It offers challenging career opportunities to professionals from all occupations. However, the firm is very selective while hiring and only gives chances to individuals who show unrivaled intellectual potential and eagerness to solve complex problems. Highland Capital Management Company encourages young people to take up business-related courses such as finance, marketing, accounting among others. Qualified personsare given an opportunity to experience a micro view of how diverse and complex investment portfolio works in real life situation. The firm invites interested candidates to explore the open positions online on the company’s website. The candidates are expected to send their resume and any other relevant information excluded in the resume. Whenever there is a fit between the Highland’s needs and the candidate’s backgrounds, a phone interview followed by a one-on-one meeting is scheduled.
He is the co-founder and current president of Highland Capital Management. He lives in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Dondero has broad experience in equity and credit markets, which focuses extensively on distressed and high-yield investments. Mr. Dondero is also very philanthropic; he supports numerous initiatives in veteran affairs, public policies, and education. He is a member of the MGM Studios based in the America.