Highland Capital Management was established in 1993, as James Dondero and Mark Okada’s enterprise. The company has grown to be among the largest and highly experienced credit managers. The firm’s history dates back to 1990 when its founders jointly formed a venture along with Protective Life Insurance Corporation. This investment adviser is SEC-registered, and collectively with the affiliates, it has assets worth about $15.4 billion. Highland Capital Management focuses solely on credit strategies, such as separate accounts, credit hedge funds, and long-only funds. It also covers collateralized loan obligations as well as private equity for a special situation.
Highlands have also gone a step further to diversify in not only finances but also in communities. This is where the investment employees live and work. Over the last decade, the firm, together with its partners has donated over $10 million to organizations globally. Highlands is also looking to make a difference through advisory board involvement, volunteerism, and financial donations.
The investment plan here is aimed at producing constant and above the average returns. This is achieved by the application of investment principles as well as sticking to discipline in preserving capital. Moreover, the firm also keeps an eye on maintaining a risk and return balance in its portfolio. The company is primarily focused on strategies and asset classes, which can help increase value to the investor. This can be achieved through enhancing access to asset class or skills that can go a long way in investing.
Besides, the investment also provides alternative investments as long or short equities, natural resources, and alternative investments. Some of the most significant alternative investments like emerging markets, and natural resources. Highland’s headquarters are in Dallas, Texas, with offices in New York, Singapore, Sao Paolo, and Soul.
Its client base caters for foundations, public pension plans, endowments, and corporations, not to mention financial institutions, high-net-worth individuals, and governments. The diversity of coverage regarding services as well as a wide range of client base has been at the heart of Highland Capital Management success. Moreover, this has also been far-reaching in enhancing reliable service to the clients and employees alike. These unique qualities are some of the aspects that have boosted the firm’s success all along.