James Dondero Joins Southern Methodist University Board

Jim Dondero is a well-known hedge fund manager. He is currently the president of a very successful company known as Highland Capital Management. Under his leadership, the company has done well, and at the moment, it has registered more than eighteen billion in assets. Jim founded the institution several years ago with the primary aim of offering consumers with the best services. Highland Capital Management has a history of being a leader in the alternative asset management industry. The institution has a particular focus on the health sector, and it currently manages around two billion in the healthcare asset department.

Apart from being the president of Highland Capital Management, Jim Dondero is a member of several boards of directors. Some of these include the American Banknote Corporation, NexBank, Cornerstone Healthcare, MGM Studios and CCS Medical. The hedge fund manager is also serving on the board of directors for the NexPoint Residential Trust.

Dondero has worked in the credit and equity markets industry for thirty years, acquiring a lot of experience. Dondero is believed to have played a vital role in the use of the popular Collateralized Loan Obligation. Dondero went for his university education at the University of Virginia where he specialized in finance and accounting. He has worked in several companies in the past, and this is one of the reasons his organizations has done so well.

Just recently, the successful hedge fund manager was appointed to be part of the executive board of directors at the Southern Methodists University. At his new position, the successful entrepreneur will be able to expand the commitment Highland Capital has to the university. In the past, the institution was running the Highland Capital Management Tower Scholars, an extraordinary program that focuses on encouraging and recognizing the professional and academic pursuits in public policy. Under Dondero’s leadership, the organization has also been supporting the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

In the new position, Dondero will have several responsibilities. He will ensure meet with the other members three times every year to discuss important projects in the school and many other activities. Jim is very excited about the opportunity, and he hopes that his contributions will bring change into the society.

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