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.
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 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.