Highland Capital Management, L.P was founded in the year 1993 by Mark Okanda and James Dondero. The company is a registered SEC investment advisor and accumulated approximately $15.4 billion worth of assets together with its affiliates. Highland is an alternative credit management giant in the market. The company specializes in credit strategies which include credit hedge funds, collateralized loan obligations, and special situation private capital. Highland is also famous in offering alternative investments such as natural resources, emerging markets, and long/short capital funds. Highland Capital Management has a diverse customer base which includes companies, financial bodies, high net value persons and endowments among others. It has its headquarters in Dallas, Texas but holds branches in Singapore, New York, Korea, Sao Polo and Seoul.
Highland Capital Management Korea L.T.D, an associate of the Highland Capital Management L.P which is located in Dallas, closed its total capital commitment in healthcare equity fund with a total of $147 million. One of the major investors in this fund is the Korean Pension Service. The investors of this fund have their core objectives in the healthcare space amid the investment returns. This fund is the first one, in the healthcare space, for the company.
Highland participates highly in community activities. For instance, in the year 2016, James Dondero announced that the firm had awarded a $1million challenge grant to assist The Family Place Dallas. The Family Place Dallas is an organization helping the victims of family violence. The special announcement was made at the 21st Family Place Annual Texas Trailblazer Awards.
In the year 2016, Highlands made a special announcement of a new entrant. Brad Eden as the Investor Relations and Global Head of Marketing. Brad Eden has over 30 year’s leadership experience in investment institutions. Eden’s experience includes in Fund Evaluation Group which is one of the largest investment Consulting Company. The major addition will help Highland growth plans and in ensuring they meet the rising client’s needs.