San Fransisco’s Helane Morrison is Creating a Better Business World for Women

In the United States of America there is a definite male gender bias. For decades men have been regarded as the only sex to hold management positions in both politics and business. This gender bias has hampered the advances of women, until now when we are seeing more competent women assuming positions of power both in politics and in the corporate world. In many places around the world women have already risen to important positions in medicine and law, but in the states it is still the bailiwick of men, the good old boys club. 

One only has to examine the American economy to see the shortfall of male dominated business acumen. America, once the greatest producer of commercial goods, has fallen to a low level amongst other industrialized nations. It may be that the country, as a whole, put the reins of the economy in the wrong hands. Who, after all, has control of the family. While dad used to be the sole provider for the family; the woman was in charge of creating harmony and happiness in the home while men usually left the running of the home to the distaff side. But the world is changing and, though there’s a long way still to go, women are being recognized as valuable and integral people in the professional world.

Helane Morrison is representing the new woman in the business world. She earned a B.S. in Journalism at Northwestern University and then completed the requirements for a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, School of Law, where she was Editor-In-Chief of the California Law Review. She practiced law at the San Francisco law firm of Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin from 1986 to 1996 and she was elevated to partner in 1991, focusing on business litigation and defense of private securities actions and SEC matters.

Before entering private practice, Ms. Morrison served as a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun (1985-1986). From 1996-2007 she worked for the office of the Security and Exchange Commission located in San Francisco.
Helane Morrison has remained in California and is managing director, general counsel and chief compliance office for Hall Capital. She is dedicated to promoting a business culture of justice and integrity. Morrison truly represents the image of the new woman whose talents can propel her to the top of the business world.

Highland Capital Managment Wins Yet Another Prestigious Award

HFM US Hedge Performance Rewards has selected Highland Long/Short Healthcare Fund in the 40 Act Funds category. The Highland Long/Short Healthcare Fund is managed by the well-known Highland Capital Management Firm headed by James Dondero. Catering to assets in the healthcare industry, the fund seeks to appreciate portfolio taking long-term positions in public equities across a variety of markets in the healthcare sector.

The award is a testament to the expertise of Highland’s management that continues to impress investors. For instance, the award is only offered to funds that are consistently performing in the long-run based on the 1-year, 3-year and 5-year investment patterns. Unlike other performance metrics, HFM rewards are also acknowledged by experts because it considers investor opinion, risk-taking appetite and expertise of fund managers. In an official statement by the company’s CEO, James Dondero praised the diligent efforts of Michael Gregory and his team in producing great results for investors. Michael Gregory is also CIO and global head of Highland Alternative Investors. Under his guidance, the 11 member team dedicated to managing healthcare related funds oversees over $3 billion in assets under management. The Healthcare is the largest sub-sector in the Highland portfolio, which constitutes over $20 billion in total assets. As part of its fund strategy, the fund is geared towards long-term investment with the ability to excel in both up and down markets.

About the Founder, James Dondero

Perhaps, the performance of Highland Capital Management is reflected in the expertise of its founder, James Dondero. Jim has actively focused on hedge fund management for the last 30 years. His financial expertise includes management of collaterized loan obligation securities as Jim was the first individual to launch non-bank CLO fund in 1996.

Before founding Highlands Capital Management, Jim successfully oversaw many award-winning funds at a subsidiary of Protective Life and as an income fund manager at American Express. Recently, James Dondero announced inclusion of another industry’s stalwart, Terry Jones. The step is likely to strengthen broader institutional framework at the firm that has always relied on providing superior risk-adjusted performance since inception.

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Highland Capital Hedge Fund Captures Another Award

A 2015 HFM US Hedge Fund Performance Award in the 40 ACT Fund Equity category was won by Highland Capital Management LP.  Highland Capital is a Dallas-based investment management firm with assets near $20 billion under its control. It specializes in long/short healthcare company management.

The hedge fund award recognizes funds that outperformed their peers according to a number of factors. The decision makers rate a hedge fund’s performance based on one, three, and five years of data analysis.
The Highland Capital hedge fund is managed by Michael Gregory. There is also a team of 11 health care specialist with 130 years of combined experience in the field.
James Dondero is a co-founder of the Highland Capital hedge fund. He graduated from the University of Virginia. He majored in Accounting and Finance. He is now a Certified Management Accountant with a Chartered Financial Analyst Designation.
For a time Jim Dondero was a manager of one billion dollars in fixed income funds for American Express. Before Highland Jim was the chief investment officer for Protective Life’s GIC Subsidiary. The business was grown by Dondero from a start up to a two billion dollars business over a span of five years.
Highland Capital Management LP was founded in 1993 by Jim Dondero and Mark Okada. The company is a SEC-registered investment adviser that has $20 billion dollars of assets under their management. The company makes it a point to specialize in credit strategies like long only funds, and credit hedge funds.
Highland Capital has alternative investments as a part of their program and recently hired a new President of Institutional Products. This includes natural resources, long/short equities, and emerging markets.
When it comes to clients they encompass a healthy mix, including foundations, pension plans, corporations, governments,and high income individuals. The company is based in Dallas Texas with offices in New York, Singapore, and Seoul.