About Mr. Dondero
James Dondero known for his work with Highland Capital Management. He is the Co-Founder and President of the firm. He boasts a remarkable three decades of experience in the financial industry. He is the champion behind HCM’s success in the CLO market and credit solutions for retail investors around the world. The products offered by HCM are in high demand, from their hedge funds to their ETF’s, their strategies have been pioneering and innovative successes. One might say that Mr. Dondero has the “Midas Touch.” Read more at Huffington Post about James Dondero.
James Dondero has been in leadership roles since the early 1980’s. He has served as CIO for Protective Life and increased their portfolio to over $2 billion during his tenure. Mr. Dondero as Portfolio Manager at American Express helped forge it into the future during the mid to late 1980’s. He holds many Chairmanships with several corporations and is a member of the board for MGM Studios. He holds dual majors in Accounting and Finance; in addition he has two certifications one in Accounting and the other in Finance.
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James Dondero’s Highland Dallas Foundation, Inc. recently in 2016 administered a grant supporting The Family Place The grant was a part of an campaign to raise funds for TFP in order to keep the foundation running. James Dondero’s fundraiser successfully raised $2.8 million dollars over a course of six months. The success of the fundraising campaign was announced at the Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon for 2016, which is held every year.
With HCM’s contribution to match fellow contributors over the following six months, the fundraiser has successfully raised $16.5 million towards the assisting of The Family Place. With these funds The Family Place will continue to be a steeple for individuals and families needing help in regards to family violence. The funding will help the foundation open more locations, continue counseling services, and assist with living quarters for those needing it. James Dondero not only has the golden touch in finance and accounting; but he also has a knack for acquiring funding and donating funding for a great cause. Read this article at barrons.com.