Highland Capital Management is a renowned investment advisor company. Together with its affiliates, the corporation controls $15.4 billion in assets. Highland is a SEC-registered company. James Dondero and Mark Okada incorporated the corporation in 1993. It is one of the largest and most experienced global alternative credit managers. The firm focuses on providing their clients with innovative credit strategies, which include long only funds, credit hedge funds, distressed and special situation private equity, separate accounts, and collateralized loan obligations. In addition, Highland provides world-class alternative investments in natural resources, long/short equities, and emerging markets.
Highland Capital Management has a diversified client base. They include foundations, high-net worth individuals, funds of funds, endowments, governments, corporations, public pension plans, and financial institutions. The firm is based in Dallas, Texas. Owing to the increased demand for its products and services, the company has opened offices in New York, Seoul, Sao Paolo, and Singapore. In 2016, the firm’s small cap equity fund made huge success with the energy stocks. The company managed to make a 32 percent return for their investors. The chief investment officer of Highland Capital Management, Michael Gregory, noted that 2017 would be a great year for the firm.
The firm’s investment approach on credit is to produce consistent and above average returns. Highland Capital Management applies proven investing principles. The company has been able to preserve capital by virtue of maintaining discipline. The company targets a fitting risk/return balance in its investments. Highland zeroes in on asset classes and strategies that seek to augment investors’ value. While providing its products and services to the clients, the corporation maintains the highest levels of professionalism.
Notably, Highland Capital Management has been offering its services for more than two decades. In this period, the corporation has refined its alternative investing process. The company combines the strengths of its bottoms up research with top-down risk management across its investments to enhance its leadership status in the industry. The foundation of the company’s investment process is based on its ability to spot mispricing through robust analysis, monitoring, quick trading capabilities, and proactive diligence.
The company has engaged in different philanthropic activities. Over the years, Highland Capital Management has been investing in the communities where its employees work. The corporation is committed to transforming the communities through financial contribution, volunteerism, and advisory board involvement. The company’s donations are channeled to local community organizations and nonprofit entities. Since 2005, Highland has committed over $10 million to charitable initiatives around the world.