James Dondero and Mark Okada are the brains behind Highland Capital Management. They incorporated the SEC registered company in 1993. Presently, the corporation, together with its affiliates, has an asset base of $15.4 billion. The company ranks highly because of its extensive experience in providing clients with world-class products and services in the global alternative market. Highland has specialized in offering innovative credit strategies such as separate account, hedge funds and long-only funds. Highland Capital Management has recruited qualified and experienced professionals who have been developing consumer-oriented alternative investments, including natural resources, long and short equities and emerging market. The corporation caters to the needs of diverse clients, including endowments, funds of funds, high net worth, and public pension, individuals and governments.
Highland is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. The company was forced to open regional offices in New York, Seoul, Singapore and Sao Paolo, owing to the increased demand for its products and services. Highland has an active social responsibility arm that focuses on enhancing the welfare of different communities. The corporation gives back to the community by supporting different initiatives in places where their employees reside and work. Highland Capital Management manages to engage in such philanthropic activities through financial contribution, volunteerism and board involvement. The company channels its funds to national nonprofit groups and local community groups. Since 2005, Highland Capital Management has contributed more than $10 million to the various non-profit entities in the globe.
Michael Gregory is the president of Highland Alternative Investors. Through his leadership, Highland Small-Cap Equity has continued to make impressive achievements. Highland Alternative Investor is headquartered in Dallas. It is a unit of Highland Capital Management and operates a fund of approximately $15.4 billion. Under James’s leadership, the company develops innovative products for their vast client base. Gregory manages the small-cap stock fund, which is approximately $55 million.
The company’s success is based on its philosophy, which is anchored on three principles of boldness, discipline and experience. Highland Management Company pioneered in developing the collateralized loan obligation markets. Today, they rank as one of the largest managers of CLOs in the US. They mitigate risks and volatility by using checks and balances.