Highland Capital Management (HCM) has again been proclaimed as a great place to work. This is the second time that the Dallas-based company has been honored with the Best Places to Work in Money Management award by the financial newspaper Pensions & Investments (P&I). The specific category for which the award was given covers businesses of this type that have at least 100 and fewer than 500 employees. Learn more about James Dondero at Affiliate Dork.
The recognition program that served as the basis for the award was conducted by P&I and Best Companies Group, a research organization. Approximately one-quarter of the review pertained to the operations of the company itself, including policies and business philosophy. The rest was comprised of a survey of employees, who were asked to evaluate the firm from their point of view. Employees expressed particular satisfaction with the company’s health insurance program, its daily meal service and the frequent events conducted for them. According to P&I editor Amy Resnick, the survey showed how important it is for a company to value its employees. James Dondero, the president of HCM, emphasized that the many benefits provided by his firm are designed to cut down on distractions and help employees concentrate on their work. Read more about James Dondero at Daily Forex Report.
— Highland Capital (@HighlandCapMgmt) October 5, 2017
Established in 1993, HCM is a global firm that deals in alternative investments. Its wide variety of investment categories includes hedge funds, distressed equity accounts and mutual funds. In conjunction with its related companies, HCM currently operates an investment portfolio of some $14 billion. Besides its headquarters in Texas, the company has offices in New York City and, extending outside of the United States, in Argentina, South Korea and Singapore.
Having graduated with honors from the University of Virginia, James Dondero began his career in the financial field as an analyst for the investment bank J.P. Morgan. He would later help create the firm GIC, eventually turning this affiliate of the Protective Life Corporation into a $2 billion company. Working with business associate Mark Okada, he established HCM in 1993.
In addition his business successes, James Dondero is known for his philanthropic activities, lending financial support to the causes of education, public policy and veterans affairs.