The financial industry is one of the most challenging when it comes to making it big here, and while many have made their way to the top, one of the most recent names that cannot be skipped is that of James Dondero. He is the man behind the success of Highland Capital Management, a firm that he co-founded. Highland Capital Management provides a broad range of financial services including mutual funds, bonds, financial consultancy, annuities, business loans, institutional services, mortgage loans, retirement planning, hedge funds, and more. James Dondero helped in devising many of the financial products that company offers as he understands the financial world well, being certified Chartered Financial Analyst and Managerial Accountant himself.
One of the reasons why James Dondero has achieved tremendous success in the financial industry in his career spanning over thirty years is his ability to speculate the market trends and movements accurately. While working for different financial firms before starting up on his own and forming Highland Capital Management, he has been able to devise a financial and investment strategy that he has followed for long, simply because it has gotten him great results over the years. At present, Highland Capital Management manages more than $20 billion and is amongst the top financial firms in the country.
James Dondero has been planning to take the company’s presence to many other new and emerging markets overseas and has been able to gain considerable success in its international business department considerably. James Dondero has achieved a lot of milestones throughout his career, including managing $1 Billion in investments when working for American Express in the late 1980s and enhancing the Protective Life’s GIV Subsidiary to $2 Billion under his leadership, and more. One of the reasons why he has been able to gain sound understanding of the finance and business world is due to his training at JP Morgan and working at American Express, two of the largest financial services companies in the world. Presently, apart from being the President of Highland Capital Management, he is also member of the board of MGM Studios and American Banknote Corporation.