James Dondero Named To NexPoint Board Of Directors
Highland Capital Management CEO Mr. James Dondero was recently appointed to NexPoint Residential Trust Board of Directors. Dondero has run the Dallas-based Highland Capital since 1990. He has a thirty-year track record that has helped several corporations secure alternative products and services. Considered one of the most successful marketing strategists in the financial industry, Dondero’s company is responsible for creating Collateral Loan Obligation (CLO). Highland Capital Management has won numerous excellence awards over the years including the Morningstar Award For Global Allocation.
Dondero graduated from the University of Virginia in 1984 with an economics degree. He worked for Guaranty Bank, Protective Life and successfully managed $1 billion in portfolios for American Express. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and also hold certification as a financial analyst.
With NexPoint Residential Trust being an umbrella company of Highland Capital, Dondero’s appointment is a logical move. NexPoint is a residential property management company that provided affordable middle-class family dwellings in the southeast and southwest part of the U.S. “We are very happy to have Mr. Dondero on board of NexBank. He brings a wealth of experience that will serve our company well,” says NexPoint CEO Brian Mitts.
Dondero’s company is now a global powerhouse with offices all over the U.S., Asia and Europe. “It is our goal to reach as many customers as possible,” says Dondero. The company offers a number of strategies including high yield, structured products, oil and gas, emerging markets, real estate, long/short equity and special distressed situations.
Under Dondero’s leadership, Highland Capital holds principles that are bold, principled and experienced. Alternative investing is based on top-down strategies that are tailored to fit the company’s needs. “We don’t offer investment strategies for our clients that we won’t use ourselves,” say Dondero. Highland strives to offer the highest quality products and services for all of our clients. The company’s high-powered professionals have over a dozen years financial management experience on average.
The time-tested strategies employed by Highland Capital is the reason why so many corporations have developed a great deal of trust. All transactions are transparent so that individuals can monitor every action. Dondero attributes his success to the great relationships he has cultivated over the last 20 years. “Gaining a client’s trust is the best way to keep success going,” says Dondero. Now that Highland Capital is on top, Dondero says he plans to keep it that way. New products and services will be introduced in the near future.