When it comes to investments, everyone wants theirs in safe hands, and Highland Capital Management has been helping their clients with much-needed advice on investments. The company was the brainchild of Mark Okada and James Dondero who founded it in 1993, and it had since become the biggest and most experienced alternative credit managers globally. Some of the services that the company offers its clients include collateralized loan obligations, (CLOs), credit hedge funds, long-only funds and separate accounts as well as special-situation private equity. Other services by the company include emerging markets, natural resources, and long-short equities. The total property of the company stand at 18.7 billion USD, and it has employed 180 employees to run its operations all over the world.
The headquarters of Highland Capital Management are in Dallas Texas, but the company maintains other offices in towns such as New York, Seoul, Sao Paolo and Singapore. The company boasts a diversified client base as well that includes high-net-worth people, financial institutions, corporations, public pension plans, foundations, endowments, financial institutions, fund of funds and government. The healthcare sector has also attracted the firm, and now it offers unique expertise within the healthcare industry, and this includes fixed income, equity as well as loan assets that are under management amounting to $2 billion. The firm has also participated in the sector via multiple market cycles as well as the management of long books and short books. The team tasked with healthcare management includes nine specialist and analysts in the sector that cover 400 stocks in life science, pharmaceutical biotechnology, medical technology and healthcare services. The company has its focus on independent thinking within a collaborative environment that encourages investment and deep research.
The community around Highland Capital Management is a grave concern to the company, and it has taken steps to invest it the surrounding communities of their employees. They also participate in community upgrade through financial donations, advisory board involvement, and volunteerism. It is not only the local community that benefits from financial contributions but national nonprofit organizations as well. Since 2005, the company and its partners have given about $10 million to various organizations globally.