Highland Capital Alternative Investment Firm
Co-founded by Mark Okada and James Dondero in 1993, Highland Capital is one of the country’s largest global venture capitalist firms. The business is independently owned and has more than 200 employees. It is focused on applying credit strategies for managing alternative investments that include, hedge funds, mutual funds, separate accounts, equity, fixed income and collaterized loan obligations, or CLOs. The company has earned more than $3 billion using its expert investment strategies.
Part of the philosophy of the company is the belief that successful investing is a team effort, and that it requires curious minds that are open to seeing different points of view. Its CEO, Steve Wishnia, has been a part of the financial industry for more than 45 years. He received his business degree from Pace University in New York City, and was also one of Highland Capital’s founding members.
The firm focuses on trying to develop long-term relationships with their clients by involving them in the investment process. They also provide their clients the opportunity to learn about their investment strategies by offering them an online class in their Trading Academy. Additionally, Highland Capital mentors help aspiring entrepreneurs by giving them advice and providing them with more learning opportunities.
All of the company’s leaders have decades of experience in the field of finance. Co-founder James Dondero, who is the president and Chartered Financial Analyst, or CFA, of Highland Capital Management, has been involved in the equity and credit markets for over 30 years. And the other CFA and founder of the organization, Mark Okada, also has more than 30 years of experience, with a specialization in the categories of credit and alternative investing.
The business is based in Dallas, Texas, and it has offices in other places in both the U.S.,as well as other countries. These places include New York, Sao Paulo, Brazil, and southeastern Asian cities, Singapore and Seoul. For more than two decades, the Registered Investment Advisor, or RIA, company has worked to maintain its high standards in the alternative investment market, with the belief that being a successful investor takes time and dedication.