The Leadership of Highland Capital Management Committed to Excellence

As the savvy veteran leadership of Highland Capital Management strives to produce continuing above-average returns, one question recurs more frequently than most: What broad range of products do its SEC-registered investment advisers offer institutional and retail investors?

In 1993, James Dondero and Mark Okada had a revolutionary vision based on a unique investing concept which later evolved into an independently-owned investment firm. Headquartered in Dallas, Highland Capital Management has became one of the world’s largest and trusted global managers of alternative credit. The Texas-based firm has an industrious team of 180-plus employees working around the world: Buenos Aires, New York City, São Paulo, Seoul, and Singapore. Read more at Biz Journals about Highland Capital.

The firm’s diversified client base is comprised of affluent individuals, corporations, endowments, financial institutions, foundations, governments, and public pension plans.

What does Highland Capital Investment know?

The decades-old investment firm, with 20-plus years of experience, knows alternative investment. As the leader of multibillion-dollar global alternative investment, the firm has…

  • 1. Pioneered the market based on a form of securitization called collateralized loan obligation (CLO).
  • 2. Created one of the first non-bank CLO’s ever in 1996.
  • 3. Structured and monitored over $30 billion of collateralized loan obligations and collateralized debt obligations (CDO).
  • 4. Remained one of the world’s largest CLO managers.

Today, many of Highland Capital clients understand how profitable alternative investment can be. Its employees, each of whom specializes in credit strategies, meet with valued clients at each of the firm’s location around the world. The employees specialize in credit hedge funds, distressed and special situations private equity, long-only funds and separate accounts, and collateralized loan obligations. Read this article at PR Newswire.

Since its inception, the firm has also offer alternative investment opportunities: natural resources, emerging markets, and long/short equities. With decades of experience and a wealth of investment knowledge, the firm is the authoritative source of alternative investment. If you need sound advice with which to make a well-informed investing decision, do not hesitate to contact the firm founded by Dondero and Okada. Get the facts and decide what action you ought to take next. You will be glad you made the decision.


Everything’s Bigger in Texas

Highland Capital Management from Dallas, Texas takes the phrase very seriously. Don’t be fooled, though they only have one hundred employees and four offices (their offices range from Dallas to New York, and across the pacific in Seoul, and Singapore) they still manage to be one of the largest bank asset management firms in the world. On top of that Highland Capital Management has their hand in everything ranging from healthcare, oil and energy, bankruptcy and restructuring, real estate, and more.


Last year the Highland Small Cap Equity mutual fund delivered returns almost three times the S&P 500 for 2016. The fund was managed by Michael Steven, alongside Highland Capital’s president and co-founder James Dondero. Steven explained that the fund’s major success was due to strategic energy stock picks. The secret to their success was strategic partnerships with pipelines helped them take advantage when the price of a barrel of oil fell below $50. Steven also explained that none of the companies slashed or reduced their dividend rate once Highland purchased the shares. The small cap fund that Steven manages is only about $55 million, but it is still able to generate serious profit when used appropriately. With the New Year Highland reported divesting about two thirds of their energy assets to further diversify their interests in the coming year.


In fact, the only losses in Highland’s portfolio last year came from the healthcare sector. This is likely due to the current confusion and direction of the healthcare industry in recent years, but that doesn’t scare Steven or Dondero of Highland. Steven reported that insurance companies are finally coming around to properly addressing the “opioid epidemic” sweeping the US. This means the insurance companies are fast tracking drugs and products that can instantly and safely block the brain’s opioid receptors. This means lifesaving like Narcan that can save someone from an overdose can be as easily administered as your average nasal spray.


At the end of the day, these gains from all sectors are re-invested into local communities through Highland’s various charity arms. Maybe everything really is bigger in Texas.