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.