Highland Capital is an investment management firm focused on managing structured investment, distressed investment, and hedge funds. The company has interests in international fixed income, public equity, and hedge markets. It is more specifically focused on structured products, and high yield bonds. The company was founded in 1993 by James Dondero and Mark Okada and has its headquarters in Dallas, Texas. In 2014, the company had an accumulation of over $18.7 billion of assets under its management. It has a diversified client base which includes public pension plans, governments, financial institutions, corporations, etc. It also has its presence in Seoul, Singapore, Sao Paolo, and New York.
The company has been in existence for over 20 years, and throughout, it has been able to refine its practice with increased accuracy and experience. Highland Capital Management investment approach mainly focuses on ensuring consistency of its high returns. It relies on time-tested and proven principles of investment. The company maximizes on strategies and assets that it perceives to be profitable or can add significant value to investors through offering exceptional skills and expertise to the investment process. The investment team is composed of focused and active research professionals who have over ten years’ experience in the field. The company is also community oriented and has invested a considerable amount of time and financial resources in the communities where their employees live and work. It gives financial donations to both NGO’s and local communities.
Today, the company offers a broad range of products for both institutional investors. Since its initiation, 20 years ago, the company has rapidly expanded, and it now has a team of over 180 employees spread across the globe. It also boasts of having diversified clients’ base that has confidently invested massive amounts of funds in its products. The company is determined to continue offering alpha products and to keep its record of investment. The two co-founders apply proactive management approach to increase and expand the business. They highly rely on checks and balances to effectively mitigate risks and volatility. Additionally, the company upholds a high level of transparency and independency to increase confidence in investors.