Highland Capital Management Generates Wealth of Support to Dallas Community
In 1993, James Dondero and Mark Okada founded Highland Capital Management, and almost three decades later, the company is now one of the largest credit managers in the global industry.
With over $15.4 billion in assets, Highland Capital Management has become extremely-knowledgeable in the global market for alternative credit managing. They specialize in creating effective credit strategies which includes credit hedge funds, distraught and special-situation isolated equity, and collateral loan commitments. The company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas with several offices internationally.
The portfolio of Highland Capital Management includes a very diverse client base with managing public pensions, endowments, corporations and governments, as well as high-net worth personal entities. The company invests in several financial markets.
The community is where Highland Capital Management provides most investments, by serving and making a huge difference in volunteering efforts, advisory commitments to the public, financial contributions to the local community, as well as supporting non-profit organizations nationwide. Highland Capital Management has provided over $10 million in company contributions to serve organizations in just the past 12 years.
In October 2016, in order to support those who are victims of family violence, through its Highland Dallas Foundation, Inc., the company bestowed $1 million to The Family Place. The organization’s mission is to empower victims of family violence by providing them with safe shelter, counseling, and personal skills to assist in creating independence. Highland Capital Management committed to matching 50 percent of all contributions donated to The Family Place.
Highland Capital Management’s efforts are geared towards answering a specific call-to-action to solve a demoralizing and life-threatening issue, which is plaguing the Dallas community.
In a statement released by co-founder James Dondero, he stated: “We at Highland Capital Management were impressed by the way The Family Place, through avid philanthropic support, took this concept from inception to the final stage of this campaign in just a year. We are proud to invest alongside many of the most generous and thoughtful in the community.”
Serving more than 225,000 victims and over 500,000 calls for help, The Family Place will benefit enormously from the generous support by Highland Capital Management, for many years to come.
With this type of community support and action, it is clear that the leadership of Highland Capital Management is considering more than profits and losses, for the billion dollar company.