James Dondero is an alternative credit manager who began his journey in the financial world when he started to study at the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce. At this university is where James would acquire his Bachelor of Science degrees in both accounting and finance, giving him the educational experience he needed to jump into his first position in the industry of finance with JP Morgan Chase & Company in 1984. Visit his website at jamesdondero.com. James went on to create a financial training program that would prove to be so successful that it would land him a coveted position with American Express. Between the years of 1985 and 1989, Mr. Dondero would be responsible for the management of fixed income funds, which summed up to the total of one billion dollars, for American Express. James accepted the position of Chief Investment Officer after the job was offered to him by the GIC Subsidiary of Protective Life, where they grew to become a two billion dollar success story with the assistance and guidance of Mr. Dondero. Read more about James Dondero on Bloomberg.com.
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After several years of success working in the financial industry, James decided it was time to establish an investment firm of his own, and so Highland Capital Management opened up its headquarters in Mr. Dondero’s beloved city of Dallas, Texas. James Dondero was not building his empire for selfish purposes. However, he was making his company on the hopes that he would be able to give back to his community so that it might project into the future positively. Giving back is what James Dondero has done for the past several years, and there are several recent examples of his immense generosity. The Dallas Zoo recently received a one million dollar donation from Highland Capital Management so that they could begin work on their once-favorite hippo habitat. Along with the help of several other local philanthropists to the Dallas area, Dondero and the others were able to come up with the necessary fourteen million dollars required to bring the habitat back to the Zoo. Now, Adhama and Boipelo, two young hippo’s, can call the Dallas Zoo home thanks to philanthropists like James Dondero and his team at Highland Capital Management.