As co-founder and president of Highland Capital Market, L.P., James Dondero’s experience in credit management markets spans over 30 years. At Highland Capital Market (HCM), Dondero oversees investment strategies and operations for both retail and institutional products.
Dondero’s management success is symbolized by the performance of HCM’s innovative assets that have earned him numerous accolades and awards. Some of the management awards include: Morning star’s 5-star designation for Global Allocation in 2014, the Lipper Award for opportunities in 2014, and Morning star’s #1 ranked Healthcare Long/Short Equity Fund in 2014.
James Dondero, a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and a certified Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), contributes more than just money towards community empowerment. His contribution also comes in for of expertise and managerial guidance. At Cornerstone Healthcare, CCS Medical, and Nexbank, he provides managerial guidance by being their boards’ chairman. He is also a board member at MGM studios and American Banknote.
Dallas Texas, location to HCM’s headquarters and the hometown to James Dondero, has been bestowed majority of HCM’s charitable funds. The firm’s charity targets programs in education, veteran affairs, and health care.
With estimates of $17 billion of assets under management, HCM’s annual contributions toward charity are estimated to be more than $3 million. Through The Dallas Foundation, Uplift Education, Perot Museum of Nature and Science, the Center for Brain Health, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, the Dallas Zoo, Snowball Express and the American Heart Association are among the listed Dallas-based beneficiaries of the charitable course.
It is in the backlight of the extensive philanthropic plan that Highland Capital Market saw the need to bring Linda Owen on board. Linda is a Dallas civic leader and former president of The Woodall Park Foundation. She is poised to provide strategic direction to Highland’s philanthropic activities as the firm’s charitable programs continue to expand.
Owen’s resume is awash with experience in philanthropy. She has previously worked with philanthropic organizations based in Dallas such as the Crystal Charity Ball, the Family Place and the Circuit Trail Conservancy. Based on her experience, Linda is highly qualified to partner with The Dallas Foundation in driving HCM’s philanthropic agendas.