Highland Capital Management is registered with the SEC as an investment adviser. The firm, together with its affiliates, manages approximately $15 billion in client’s assets.
Highland Capital Management was founded in 1993 by James Dondero and Mark Okada. Highland Capital Management has established itself as one of the largest, most experienced global alternative credit managers in operation around the world.
Highland Capital Management focuses its services on various credit strategies. These include credit hedge funds as well as long-only funds and separate accounts. The firm also specializes in distressed and special-situation private equity, and collateralized loan obligations or CLOs.
In addition its credit strategy offerings, Highland Capital Management offers alternative investments, including emerging markets. Other alternative investments offered by the firm include long and short equities and natural resources.
Highland Capital Management has a highly diversified client list. Clients of the firm include foundations, endowments, corporations, public pension plans, financial institutions, fund of funds, governments, and high net-worth families and individuals.
The firm was founded at and remains headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Highland Capital Management also maintains offices in other major cities that include New York, Sao Paolo, Seoul, and Singapore.
The firm takes pride in what it calls investing in more than just the financial markets on behalf of clients. The firm likes to say that is proudly invests in the broader communities where Highland Capital Management employees live and work.
Highland Capital Management is consistently committed to making a difference through hands-on volunteerism. Highland Capital Management is also committed to making significant financial contributions to local and national nonprofit organizations, programs, and projects. The reach of financial support from Highland Capital Management was been global. Since 2005, the firm has donated more than $10 million to worthy nonprofit causes worldwide. Highland Capital Management makes clear that it intends to foster a spirit of volunteerism and to donate to financially support meaningful organizations.