HIGHLAND CAPITAL MANAGEMENT THE MOST EXPERIENCED INVESTMENT ADVISERS IN THE UNITED STATES
Highland Capital Management, L.P is an investment adviser which has its headquarter at Dallas, Texas in the United States. The firm is registered by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and has offices in the Singapore, New York, Seoul and Sao Paulo used in the management of their about US dollars 13.7 billion worth assets. Being among the biggest and most proficient worldwide alternative credit managers, the firm focusses on credit policies such as long only funds, credit hedge funds, distressed or special situations private equity, separate accounts and collateralized loan obligations (CLOs). The firm also bids alternative investments such as natural resources, emerging markets as well as long or short equities. Highland Capital Management also has a variant client base which includes foundations, financial institutions, public pension plans, government, high net worth individuals, endowments and fund of funds.
The Highland Capital Management was founded by Mark Okada and James Dondero in the month of January 1990 as a joint venture with the Practice Life Insurance Corporation. The venture focused on fixed income markets among them managing Senior Secured Bank Loans. The venture developed into Protective Asset Management Company (PAMCO) in the year 1993. In 1997, Mark Okada and James Dondero established the Ranger Asset Management, L.P, independent and registered with SEC, after buying the stakes of Protective Life from PAMCO. In 1998, the name of Ranger Asset Management was changed to the current Highland Capital Management, L.P. in the year 2000 the firm launched the commingled bank loan fund and a substitute investment 40 Act platform. In 2004 it purchased a pair of floating rate funds from the Columbia Asset Management and opening of new offices such as the Singapore and Seoul offices among others followed.
Apart from prosperity in business, the Highland Capital Management is committed to serving the community. The firm has donated funds to community organizations as well as national non-profit organizations and in addition takes part in advisory boards and volunteers in a lot of communal activities.