Highland Capital Management continues to help organizations in the Dallas, Texas community. Highland Capital donates more than $3 million every year to non-profit organizations through the Dallas Foundation. Highland Capital’s donations are orchestrated by Linda Owen, the former president of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation. She is currently Highland Capital’s charitable giving manager. Highland Capital Management spreads their donation around, according to Owen. The local organizations that receive money from the Dallas Foundation are the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, the Dallas Zoo, the Center for Brain Health, the American Heart Association, Uplift Education, and the Snowball Express. James Dondero, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Highland Capital, and other Highland Capital executives serve on the board of some of these organizations.
Highland Capital Management is one of the top investment firms in the country, and Jim Dondero is one of the best investment advisors in the world. Highland Capital manages more than $17 billion in assets, and that number continues to grow every year. Dondero is a University of Virginia graduate, and former American Express executive. While Dondero worked for American Express, he spent a lot of time in the European division. Dondero teamed up with Mark Okada and started Highland Capital Management more than 20 years ago, and that partnership continues to produce profits for their investors.
Dondero was the maestro that put together the investment in Argentina bonds before other investment firms wanted to touch them. Dondero decided to invest $4 billion in Argentina debt bonds in 2014, and that investment has been giving Highland Capital investors a 20 percent annualized return. Dondero was one of the first investors to take advantage of Argentina’s recent bond offering on the international bond market.
There are economic challenges facing investors like Jim Dondero, but Jim has the experience to deal with China’s financial debacle, and the issues facing the European Union. According to BusinessWire.com, Jim Dondero, and Linda Owen, are prepared for an economic downturn, and they want other Dallas organizations to be prepared as well.
SWball July 29, 2016
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