Graduating with dual majors in Accounting and Finance from the University of Viginia, James Dondero was presented with the highest honors given from the McIntire School of Commerce. He’s a Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Management Accountant. Learn more about James Dondero at Affiliate Dork.
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James Dondero started his training in 1984 as an analyst in the Morgan Gauranty training program, then moved on to American Express where took on the duties as a Portfolio Manager and Corporate Bond Analyst from 1985 to 1989. From 1989 to 1993 he worked as Chief Investment Officer for Protective Life, a life insurance company, during which he helped grow their subsidiary to over $2 billion dollars. He has been with Highland Capital Management, a company he co-founded, ever since its start in 1993 where he holds the prestigious title of President. The company is a Collateralized Loan Obligation industry leader based out of Dallas, Texas.
Recently, Highland Capital Management has set its sights on Latin America. With all the financial instability along with inflation and political corruption, is a sure challenge even for James Dondero and Highland Capital Management. But, Highland Capital believes Argentina, where the company has branches in Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires, has potential … Read more about James Dondero at Daily Forex Report.
While still falling prey to the ever-present and persistent political corruption, Argentina boasts quite a collection of natural resources, a highly educated population and, most importantly, Latin America’s third largest economy. Highland Capital Management believes that Argentina is on a level of its own when compared to the rest of Latin America. This is, in no small part, thanks to the current president, Mauricio Macri and his implementation of market-focused policies since his election in December of 2015.
Highland Capital is currently focusing on provincial bonds and gaining more equity holdings throughout the country. The Cambiemos Party swept the mid-term elections in October of 2017 which will only help to strengthen Argentina’s President Macri’s pro-growth initiative.