The Tremendous Achievements of James Dondero

James Dondero, aka Jim, CFA, CMA, CPA, is the President and Co-Founder, of Highland Capital Management, L.P. He also doubles up as the Portfolio Manager and the Managing Partner of the company. The suave entrepreneur co-founded the company together with his long-time business associate in 1993. Dondero supervises the private equity business in the mega firm. He is as well responsible for ensuring and determining execution of the firm’s operational initiatives and strategic investment. Dondero has served as the Portfolio Manager at NexPoint Credit Strategies Fund since 2012. He is also a Co-Founder, Portfolio Manager and Managing Partner of NexPoint Capital, Inc. and has served as the company’s President since 2014. Since February 2014, Dondero is the President of Nexpoint Multifamily Realty Trust, Inc. The highly experienced manger is the Portfolio Manager at Highland Capital Management Fund Advisors, L.P. The business mogul also chairs the Board of NexBank Capital, Inc. He is the Portfolio Manager of Nexpoint Advisors, L.P. He is the Chairman of the Board and CEO at HCM Acquisition Company.
The carrier accountant has extensive knowledge in the credit markets. Mr. Dondero’s portfolio of management experience features high-yield bonds, mortgage-backed securities, investment grade corporations, common stocks, emerging market debts, derivatives, preferred stocks and leveraged bank loans. Since 2004, Dondero has served as the President and CEO at Highland Floating Rate Advantage Fund as well as its Managing Partner. He is the President Co-Founder, Portfolio Manager and Managing Partner of Highland Floating Rate Limited Liability Company as well as in other funds its fund complex. He has been the President and CEO of Prospect Street High Income Portfolio Inc. from January 2000. He served as the President and CEO of Prospect Street Income Shares Inc. since 2001. Previously, Dondero served as the Chief Investment Officer at Protective Life’s subsidiary. He is the Chairman and Director of NexBank SSB. The highly respected manager is also the Chairman of Highland Financial Partners, L.P. Dondero is also the Director and Chairman of Prospect Street Income Shares Inc. He Chairs the Cornerstone Healthcare Group Holding, Cornerstone Healthcare Group, Inc. and the CCS Medical. He is a Director at Safety-Kleen, Inc., NeighborCare, Inc. and American Banknote Corporation. He is also a Director at Metro Goldwyn Mayer and MGM Holdings Inc. He is serving as a Director at Prospect Street High Income Portfolio Inc. since January 2000, TerreStar Corporation from 2002 and Leap Wireless International Inc. between August 2004 and September 10, 2007. He previously served as a Director at Cricket Communications, Inc. Mr. James Dondero is a Certified Managerial Accountant, Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst title holder. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1984 with a bachelor’s of arts degree in Commerce with specialization in Finance and Accounting.

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