How James Dondero Rose To Become Among The Best In Financial Management

Fondly referred to as Jim by his peers, James Dondero has not less than 3 decades of experience in matters related to credit and equity markets. Currently, he is serving as the President as well as Highland Capital Management’s co-founder. Under his able leadership and direction, the company offers tailored solutions and services that are geared towards making good ROI for investors. The company serves institutional and retail investors as its clientele. Read more at Huffington Post about James Dondero.

Currently, the company has not less than $13 billion worth of assets under management. The company also works hand in hand with other institutions like NexPoint Capital, Acis Capital Management, NexPoint Residential Trust among many others. In the recent past, the company was honored by receiving the Morningstar’s 5 star award for the best in Global Allocation for the year 2013. The company has also received other similar accolades that include the Floating Rate Opportunities Lipper Award in the year 2014 as well as the best Healthcare Long and Short Equity Fund Award for the year 2014 from Morningstar.

In his not less than 30 years as a professional, James Dondero has always maintained a very keen interest when matters related to financial markets are concerned. His career began back in the year 1984 when he started working as an analyst. During the same period, he was accepted in the Morgan Guaranty Training Program and a few months later, earned the title graduate from the University of Mc Intire’s School of Commerce.


Owing to his brilliance and intellect, he was among the few students who earned double majors in Finance and Accounting with the highest honors. He is also a holder of very highly recognized certifications like the Certified Management Accountant certification as well as the Chartered Financial Analyst certification.

In the year 1985, he became American Express’s employee as a Corporate Bond Analyst. In a few years to come, he would later become the company’s Portofolio Manager and be responsible for managing more than $1 billion worth of fixed income funds.

In the year 1989, he left the company and used his experience to manage GIV which was at that time a subsidiary of Protective Life. Again, his leadership prowess was to be witnessed when the company managed to hit the $2 billion mark. Currently, he is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of NexBank among other notable companies. He is also actively involved in philanthropy causes that seek to improve health care and education. Follow James on Linkedin.