Highland Capital Management is an investment firm located in Dallas, Texas. It specializes in providing management of credit securities. As well as managing credit, the firm also provides wealth management, hedge funds and private equity securities to clients. With a worldwide presence in nations such as Brazil, Singapore and South Korea, Highland Capital Management has been able to serve the needs of many clients throughout the world. The firm first began in the year 1990 as a life insurance company. Over the years the firm would evolve into a more all around financial services firm. To this day, Highland Capital Management remains as one of the most successful investment firms in the world.
In the year 1990, Highland Capital Management was co founded by financial professionals James Dondero and Mark Okada. When they first founded the firm, it was organized as a life insurance company. The firm would help provide a number of products that helped individuals and companies receive life insurance. During its first few years of existence, the company would establish itself as one of the more successful in its industry. As a result of this newfound success, the firm would then expand its product line in order to meet the demand of its growing list of clients.
By the year 1993, the life insurance company would begin offering a number of other types of services such as wealth management, investment advisory and asset management. With these additional services, the firm would begin establishing itself as one of the more comprehensive financial services companies in the United States. During the 1990’s decade, the firm would rename itself Highland Capital Management and begin offering collateralized loan obligations. The firm became the first to offer this type of financial product outside of traditional commercial banks.
Over the last several years, Highland Capital Management has continued to provide comprehensive financial services for government entities, individuals, corporations and pension fund investors. Since it has become a very successful financial services firm, Highland Capital Management has expanded to other markets throughout the world. Now, the firm has office locations in New York City, Sao Paulo Brazil, Seoul South Korea and also Singapore. It continues to offer credit management services as well as overseeing holdings in things such as hedge funds and private equity securities for its many clients.
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