Highland Capital was formed in 1990 by James Dondero and Mark Okada out of a joint venture with Protective Life Insurance Corporation. The company started out with a specialty in fixed income markets. In just a few years, it evolved to deal with other sorts of finances. Highland also works with clients in the areas of mutual funds, alternative credit, and collateralized loan obligation. In fact, since the mid-1990s, Highland has structured and managed more than $30 billion in CLOs, making it one of the world’s leading companies in this field. Read this article at PR Newswire.
At present, Highland Capital has nearly $19 billion in assets. Its 180 employees work at offices around the world, including New York City, Sao Paulo, Singapore, and the corporate headquarters in Dallas, Texas. The company has established a wide and diverse client base that deals with areas such as pension plans, hedge funds, oil and gas funds, equity funds, financial institutions, foundations, governments, and high net worth individuals. Highland helps its clients with financial growth and management through a top down risk management strategy. Read this article at Dallas News.
But Highland Capital is not only about helping large institutions and wealthy individuals. The company has a history of giving back to the community. Highland has donated its money and time to a host of charitable causes. These include the Family Place, the Dallas Zoo, the American Heart Association, Education is Freedom, and Southern Methodist University. Since 2005, Highland has donated $10 million to these and other charitable, community, and educational causes.