Highland Capital co founder James Dondero has recently talked about his investment strategy. As a finance professional, James believes that his strengths are evaluating debt deals, seeking turnaround opportunities and also staying on top of the latest trends in the financial industry. When it comes to evaluating debt deals, Dondero looks to invest in debt securities that will be highly profitable both in the short term and the long run. He regularly looks for debt securities that have potential to yield high returns and result in making substantial earnings on a regular basis. As well as evaluating debt deals, James also looks for deals that can result in a financial turnaround. This includes finding securities that may be going down in value now, but will likely begin rising in the near future. Another part of Dondero’s successful philosophy is keeping track of the most recent events that are taking place in the financial sector. With this philosophy, Dondero has been able to make his company Highland Capital one of the best in the industry.
James Dondero is the current co founder of Highland Capital Management. This firm he co founded has been in existence since the early 1990’s and has been able to establish itself as one of the top firms in the industry. After working in the finance industry for a number of years, James co founded his own company with Mark Okada. He looked to start a life insurance company and quickly built it into one of the leading firms providing life insurance. After a few years, Dondero wanted to expand the firm and make it a more well rounded financial services company. Over the next several years, James began introducing new services such as financial advisory, wealth management and asset management.
At the very beginning of his career, James worked for finance firms as a credit analyst. At this position, he would analyze credit and debt based securities and find out about their benefits and potential. Over the next few years, James Dondero would steadily advance to higher positions with more responsibility. These positions would also introduce him to more aspects of the finance industry as well. James Dondero’s employment career peaked when he attained the position of chief investment officer. At this position, James would oversee asset funds of over one billion dollars for major corporations such as American Express.