James Dondero Brings Capital Wealth Knowledge to NexPoint

For the past 30 years, James (Jim) Dondero has brought his experience to institutions specializing in credit and asset management such as American Express and Protective Life Insurance. In 1993 Mr. Dondero co-founded Highland Capital Management L.P, a registered SEC investor advisory company. For the past 20 years, Highland Capital Management has successfully become one of the largest global alternative credit managers. He has been credited as being one of the pioneers of Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO). In 1996, Mr. Dondero launched one of the first non-bank CLOs. James has been President and also Secretary of Highland Acquisition Corporation since April 25, 2016.

Mr. Dondero has extensive experience in portfolio management, having worked in the areas of high-yield bonds, emerging market debt, derivatives, preferred stocks, common stocks, mortgage-backed securities, investment grade corporations and leveraged bank loans. James is the chairman of the Board of NexPoint Hospitality Trust Inc. and has served on the board since May 2015. He was appointed President of NexPoint Capital Inc. in 2014 and currently is managing more than $21 billion in assets. He also has been serving as Portfolio Manager of NexPoint Credit Strategies Fund since September 25, 2012. Highland Capital Management is an affiliate advisor of NexPoint Advisors L.P. He serves as portfolio manager of the Highland Funds in Fund Complex and since February 1, 2015, is Portfolio Manager of Highland II – Highland Energy MLP Fund.

James graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Finance. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Certified Managerial Accountant. Mr. Dondero currently serves on other boards. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board for Cornerstone Healthcare, CCS Medical, and NexBank as well as serving on the Board of Directors for American Banknote Corporation and MGM.

Mr. Dondero also dedicates his time to philanthropy, actively supporting campaigns in education, public policy, and veterans’ affairs.


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