What makes James Dondero stand out from everyone else is his experience. He has plenty of it, over thirty years of it, as a matter of fact in the credit and equity markets. He’s also the Co-Founder and President of Highland Capital Management (HCM). Needless to say, he is a self-made man and someone that has worked for everything in his career and life. Nothing has been handed to him and nothing has been easy. Quite frankly, that is the way he likes it. It means more when you put the time, effort, and hard-work into it. When you get to see the benefits of it, you feel as though you have really accomplished something and have something to be proud of when it’s all said and done.
The company has been around since 1993 and they have been a trendsetter in the world of Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO) market. They work with retail investors and help them come up with solutions. They understand it is a collaborative process and like to work hand-in-hand with their customers to make sure everyone is happy. After all, isn’t that what it is all about? It is key to make everyone happy and and have repeat customers. You don’t want to leave someone with a bad taste in their mouths or have them feeling like they were cheated out of something. Good customer service goes a long way.
I used the word trust in my title and that is because James is someone you can trust. As the expression goes, trust is hard to gain and easy to lose. James Dondero earns your trust, but more importantly, he keeps it. He’s not just going to tell you what you want to hear. He’s going to give it to you straight and he’s going to keep his word. His word and his character mean everything to him.
Highland Capital Management, located in Dallas, Texas, is an investment advisor. They help to make sure you are on the right path and your future is secure not only for yourself, but for your children and their grandchildren. Along with their affiliates, they have about 18 billion in management. Not only do actions speak volume, but so do numbers. That number shows you the kind of company you are working with, and what they are all about and what they stand for and the kind of results they can produce.