The Dallas based investment firm Highland Capital Management recently upped its stake in the Nexpoint Credit Strategies Fund. Highland Capital has looked to improve its financial position in the fund by investing in more shares. It now has over 793,000 shares which is the second most right behind another investment firm known as Morgan Stanley. The firm’s holdings consist of a total of 5% of the firm’s common stock. According to sources, James Dondero possesses 3 million shares and therefore has a considerable stake in the fund. His current holdings make up over 18% of the company’s total shares. As of the end of 2016, Highland Capital Management reported its current stake of ownership of $12 million worth of shares.
James Dondero is the co founder of Highland Capital Management. He has had a very long and successful career in finance that has culminated in the founding of his firm. Dondero founded the firm in 1993 and built it into one of the most successful in the finance industry. The firm specializes in collateralized loan obligations and is therefore among the leading investment firms when it comes to managing a number of credit securities. As well as providing credit management, Dondero’s firm also provides hedge funds private equity securities in order to help manage the capital of many of the firm’s clients. With the firm’s success, Dondero has expanded the firm to other parts of the world. Now, the firm has locations in New York City, Singapore, South Korea and Brazil.
Dondero attended the University of Virginia where he graduated with top honors. He majored in both accounting and finance which provided him with the education foundation for his occupation. When he first began his working career, he held a position at an investment firm as a credit analyst. Over time, he would hold other more significant positions in the industry. His last position during his working career was that of a chief investment officer. When he held this position, he would oversee and manage large sums of capital for major corporations. When not working, James devotes time to philanthropic activities.