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Top 3 Secrets that are Responsible for Highland Capital Management’s Success

by Chris Holden - February 27th, 2017.
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Highland Capital Management, based in Dallas, Texas, is a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) established in 1993 by none other than Mark Okada and Jim Dondero. The company is one of the most experienced and largest investment firms in the world. It has business centers in Singapore, Seoul, Sao Paulo, and New York. The firm, alongside its affiliated offices, is reported to have over $20 billion in assets under management. Highland Capital Management specializes in investing in equity, managing fixed income, equity and balanced mutual funds, as well as alternative asset markets. It has managed to maintain quality standards when it comes to dealing with investments for over 20 years now. Here are top reasons why the company has stayed top of the list over the years:


Happy Employees

The firm is proud to be one of the top-quality employers and charitable partner in Dallas. Highlands together with its employees are committed to making a difference in the business world. This is achieved through advisory board management, volunteerism, and financial donations to several organizations such as Reasoning Mind, Education is Freedom, and Intern Fellows Program. The firm was ranked as the top place of work for three consecutive years by the Pensions & Investments.


Effective Investment Strategy

Highland’s investment strategy has constantly been modified and improved over the years. The refinement of the strategy has sharpened its alternative investing procedure to accumulate more alpha. Moreover, the company uses thorough and interactive research to identify the investments with the highest potential in terms of return across various market sectors and asset classes.


Experienced Executive Members

Highland’s co-founders and executives are team players. James Dondero, who is also the presidents, is a Chartered Financial Analyst who has more a lot of experience in credit and equity markets. He has specialized in distressed and high-yield investments and this are imperative skills that benefit the firm. On the other hand, Mark Okada acts as the portfolio manager and CIO of the firm. He too is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has the responsibility of overseeing the investment activities. With the many years of experience from these two leaders, the future of Highland is bright.



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