James Dondero is the president and co-founder of Highland Capital Management- an SEC-registered investment advisor. With over 30 years of investing in equity and credit markets, James Dondero has helped spearhead the use of Collateralized Loan Obligation [CLO]. James studied accounting and finance at the University of Virginia. He eventually went to work at GIC’S protective life subsidiary as the chief investment officer, growing the company to over $2 billion between 1989 and 1993. James is a chartered financial analyst as well as a certified management accountant.
Dondero is also a board member of several companies, including MGM Studios, American Banknote Corporation, NexBank, Cornerstone Healthcare and CCS Medical.
His appointment as executive board member of Southern Methodist University Cox
On Nov.2, 2016, James Dondero got appointed as an executive board member of Southern Methodist University School of Business. With his new board position, Highland Capital will expand its already strong position to the University including the funding of Highland Capital Management students, a program that encourages and recognizes professional and academic pursuits in the public policy, as well as the ongoing support of George W. Bush’s museum and presidential library.
In his speech, Dondero voiced out the contribution of Cox School to the dynamic business community in Dallas. Highland is one of the many beneficiaries of the school.
The executive board at SMU Cox consists of around 100 appointed members. Most of these members are non-academics, who only advise on the strategy that the business school should take. The board meets tri-annually- winter, spring and in the fall.
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