James Dondero recently offered a $1 million grant to a local Dallas area charity. He offered to give The Family Place $1 million so that it could get some of the funding necessary to finance its next event known as the Legacy Campaign. With this grant, James Dondero will help The Family Place get the funds it needs in order to provide support for individuals who become victims of family violence.
James and The Family Place announced the issuance of the $1 million grant during the annual Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon. The grant was issued through the Highland Dallas Foundation which is the main charitable department of Dondero’s firm Highland Capital Management.
James Dondero is the co founder of a finance and investment firm known as Highland Capital Management. He founded the firm back in the early 1990’s and looked to specialize in managing assets for a number of institutional investors. Over the course of the firm’s history, it has established itself as a leader in providing the management of hedge funds, equity securities and also offering collateralized loan obligations.
By providing these services, James has been able to manage the financial resources of his clients as well as helping them get better returns on the capital they invest. According to PR NewsWire, Since his firm has been quite successful in the United States, James Dondero looked to expand the firm to other markets throughout the rest of the world. Today, Highland Capital Management has offices in South Korea, Brazil and the United Kingdom.
Before James Dondero started up Highland Capital Management, he worked as a traditional employee in the finance field. During the beginning of his career, he worked as a trainee who would invest in credit securities. This gave him valuable experience in the industry which he would use to build on in the future.
After working as a credit analyst, James would hold a number of other positions in finance that would increase his amount of responsibility. He eventually attained a high level position such as chief investment officer.
When holding this position, he would manage up to $2 billion in assets for large companies. As a result, James would use this experience to provide him with the foundation for starting up his own finance management company.