Highland Capital is an investment advisory firm, registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Highland Capital, and its affiliated firms, manages about $15.4 billion of assets.
Highland Capital was established in 1993, founded by James Dondero and Mark Okada. At the present time, Highland Capital is one of the largest global alternative credit managers in operation.
Highland Capital focuses its efforts in different credit strategies. These strategies include distressed and special-situation private equity, long-only funds and separate accounts, credit hedge funds, and collateralized loan obligations (CLOs). In addition, Highland Capital offers a range of alternative investment options for its clients.
The alternative investment options available through Highland Capital include emerging markets, natural resources, and long-short equities. The firm strives to make sure that each investment fully meets the needs, goals, and objectives of an individual client. This includes a thoughtful balancing of risk versus earning potential.
Highland Capital maintains a highly diversified group of clients. Among the firms primary clients are foundations, public pension plans, endowments, financial institutions, corporations, governments, and high net-worth families and individuals.
Highland Capital Management has been based in Dallas, Texas, since its inception. The firm also maintains offices in New York, Sao Paolo, Singapore, and Seoul. The firm truly does have a global reach when it comes to servicing the needs of its clients.
The firm is also committed to the community. Highland Capital takes an active role in those communities in which it does business. This includes active volunteerism by members of the Highland Capital team. In addition, the team at Highland Capital is heavily involved in advisory boards. Finally, the firm is generous with its financial donations to worthwhile organizations, programs, and projects. In fact, in the past dozen years, Highland Capital has donated over $10 million to different organizations around the globe. This is a commitment the firm intends to keep going forward into the future as well.