For a second time since the launch of the Best Places to Work in Money Management award in 2012, it has been given to Highland Capital Management, L.P. Pensions & Investments, leading global news source for finance and money management, announced the winner of their 2017 award as Highland Capital Management, L.P. thanks to raving reviews that Highland employees gave.
Employees at Highland praise the company for its top-class health insurance plan, which covers 100% of health and dental insurance premiums not just for the employees but also for their dependents. The company also provides the staff with lunch, breakfast foods, and healthy snacks. Annually, it will also host a retreat that allows employees to have an educational and recreational experience for two days. Visit his website at jamesdondero.com.
— Highland Capital (@HighlandCapMgmt) September 28, 2017
Co-founder and President James Dondero has stated that Highland’s perks and benefits are meant to allow employees to focus on their work without distraction. He claims that offering his staff a good working environment will help them to succeed. He believes that what attracts talented workers to his company is the opportunity to succeed and the environment that allows success, not just the perks that the company offers. Read more about James Dondero on Bloomberg.com.
Alumni of the University of Virginia, James Dondero graduated with top marks from McIntire School of Commerce in Accounting and Finance and has obtained several certifications: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
In 1984 he started his career at Morgan Guaranty as an analyst. He worked as a Corporate Bond Analyst and after as Portfolio Manager at American Express between 1985 and 1989. From 1989 and 1993, Dondero aided in the creation of the GIC subsidiary of Protective Life, taking the company from zero to $2B. It was in 1993 when James Dondero, along with Mark Okada, founded Highland in Dallas, Texas. The company also has offices in New York, São Paulo, Buenos Aires, Singapore, and Seoul.
Today, Highland oversees and operates a multitude of different asset classes and structures, including hedge funds, collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), mutual funds, and much more. Their client base is also very diverse, ranging from foundations, endowments, financial institutions, governments, high net-worth persons, public pension plans, and more.