How Highland Capital Management is Redefining Corporate Social Responsibility

Dallas-based Highland Capital Management is one of the most successful investment firms in the US. The firm is an SEC-accredited investment adviser, and controls assets valued at more than 15 billion dollars. Founded by James Dondero and Mark Okada in 1993, Highland Capital Management has defied odds to grow into one of the most experienced and largest alternative credit managers in the world.

 

The company’s areas of specialization are credit hedge funds, separate accounts, long-only funds, and private equity. The firm also deals in collateralized loan obligations, special-situation and distressed private equity, and separate accounts. Highland Capital Management prides itself in having the ability to exceed the expectations of its clients. It has a diversified clientele ranging from foundations and public pension plans to financial institutions and corporations.

 

Highland Capital Management’s success over the years is owed to the team of financial experts that it has employed. It has access to competent specialists who have the ability to offer realistic investment advice to clients. The founders are similarly involved in the day to day operations of the firm, with Dondero serving as the president and chief executive officer. To serve its clients more efficiently, Highland Capital Management operates offices in the metropolises of Sao Paolo, New York, Seoul, and Singapore.

 

Dedication Towards Local Communities

 

Highland Capital Management recognizes that local communities form the backbone of its operations. For this reason, it has been dedicated to serving the interests of local communities throughout Dallas. Since its inception, the company has been dedicated towards making a difference in the community through advisory board management, volunteerism, and financial donations. For the past ten years alone, more than $10 million has been channeled to national and local community nonprofit organizations.

 

To ensure that its community involvement has a more enduring impact, Highland Capital Management recently partnered with The Dallas Foundation. Besides this, Dondero has personally made donations amounting to millions of dollars to the Southern Methodist University where he also sits in the advisory board of the Cox Business School. He has also appointed Linda Owe to lead HCM’s charity initiatives. Being a former civic leader, Ms. Owen has a deep understanding about local projects that are in dire need of funding.