According to The Dallas Journal, James Dondero is the president and co-founder of the Dallas-based Highland Capital Management. James was appointed as an Executive Board member of the Southern Methodist University, SMU on 2nd November 2016. This new position spot will increase Highland’s high loyalty to the SMU.
Highland Capital Management had already initiated the Highland Capital Management Tower Scholars. This is a curriculum that encourages and recognizes professional pursuits and academic in public policy. The program also supports the current George W. Bush Presidential Museum and Library.
Dondero said that he was honored to assist with the several excellence and growth initiatives that are currently underway at the Southern Methodist University Cox Business School. The SMU Cox School has been a long time donator to Dallas vibrant business communities. The SMU Cox Executive Board comprises of one hundred nominated members. Most of them are non-academic related. They give counsel to the business school. The group convenes three times in the year. This is during the winter, summer, and spring.
About Dondero and the Highland Capital Management, L.P
Highland Capital Management, L.P. is a modern investment adviser. The company has multi-billion asset values under management. It was established in 1993 by Mark Okada and James Dondero. Highland Capital Management is one of the experienced and largest global alternative credit managers.
The firm specializes in distressed private equity, collateralized loan obligations, separate accounts, and long-only funds. The company also supplies natural resources and alternative investments for both long and short equities as well as the emerging markets.
The company has a broad client base including corporations, endowments, foundations, financial institutions, governments, and other high-value individuals. The organization has its headquarters in Dallas, Texas. It has other agencies in Seoul, Singapore, Sao Paolo, and New York. Dondero is also Chairman of the CCS Medical, Cornerstone Healthcare, NexBank, and the NexPoint Residential Trust. He is also an associate of MGM Studios and Jernigan Capital.
About the SMU Cox School of Business
The Cox Business School was established in 1920 on the Dallas Southern Methodist University campus in honor of Edwin L. Cox. SMU Cox presents the broad range of top-class graduate and undergraduate business education programs, active alumni network, and academic centers of excellence.