James Dondero and Highland Capital Management Are Making New Purchases

Octa Finance, along with other news outlets, are taking an interest in Highland Capital Management’s third quarter from 2015. The firm made some major changes over the course of the quarter and these changes were revealed in their 13F, which was filed at the beginning of February. Octa Finance did an analysis of the firm’s various moves. One of the major changes that occurred during the quarter was to Highland Capital’s equity exposure. Their equity exposure makes up roughly 22 percent of the firm’s assets and it dropped in value by 1.49 billion dollars over the course of the third quarter.

The article then went on to explain that the firm had made 69 new purchases in total. The biggest new buys that the firm made were in Spdr S&P 500 Etf Tr, which now represents 1.96 percent of the firm’s portfolio; Amazon Com Inc, which now represents .68 percent of the firm’s portfolio; Intra Cellular Therapies Inc, which now represents .46 percent of the firm’s portfolio; Danaher Corp Del, which now represents .50 percent of the firm’s portfolio; and Eagle Pharmaceuticals, which represents .52 percent of Highland Capital Management’s portfolio.

James Dondero co-founded this firm in 1993. He decided to create a unique firm that specializes in specific areas that draw niche clients from all over the world. Dondero has done this by concentrating on providing 2 specific services. The first service connects retail and institutional investors from around the world to credit based solutions. The second service the Dondero help Highland Capital Management to specialize in is the creation of a market for collateralized loan obligation.

James has also managed to grow the firm to have other services on offer too. Highland Capital Management also offers services for emerging markets, real estate solutions, health care investments, distressed and special situation opportunities, high yield credit, structured products and short and long term equity. Jim was able to create this large of a firm because of his vast experience. He has worked as an analyst, a chief investment officer, a corporate bond analyst and a portfolio manager. He understands investments from the inside out due to decades of experience in these various positions with different companies.

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