Highland Capital Management is one company that is taking bold steps in the alternative investment space. In an interview with Barrons, the President and co-founder of Highland Capital Management, James Dondero, made it clear that his biggest excitement comes from the challenge of taking on complex debt transactions that seem impossible to turn around. Then he turns them around. He is adept at finding emerging trends and value where few do. Barrons is a weekly financial newspaper published by Dow Jones.
James Dondero is also the co-founder and President of Highland Capital Management’s listed sister company, Highland Global Allocation Fund. The fund provides capital funding to mutual funds investors. Due to the diversity of the securities held as assets, the funds are exposed to market volatility. However, this is of little significance since with the financial expertise and wizardry of James Dondero; the investment funds stay healthy. He is proficient at leveraging volatility to maximize returns on his portfolios.
Dondero is a graduate of the University of Virginia. He worked for American Express after graduation. He co-founded Highland Capital Management in 1993, an industry leader in collateralized loan obligations with pioneering credit-based products for institutions and individual consumers. Dondero employs thorough research and analysis on a proposed asset and makes informed projections that define the assets behavior in a given period.
Dondero’s investment teams have a harmonized approach to delivering innovative products to clients. A good example is Dondero’s forays with the Argentinian sovereign debt. In 2012, Argentina’s debt bubble burst. Dondero’s teams embarked on a proper analysis and recovery projection of the country’s debt situation. They opted to take a significant stake in it. With a new government in place in 2015, the economy is already recovering, and Dondero’s bet is well paid. Additionally, Highland Capital Management has invested heavily in strategic limited partnership units in the oil and gas industry.
Highland Capital Management is uniquely placed to maximize the opportunity for deals that traditional fund managers would frown upon. They have a strong position on emerging trends such as clean, renewable energy and innovative pharmaceuticals. You can find the full Barrons’ interview here.
In the U.K., the Wessex Institute’s 2017 conferences are attracting international attention. In May, the Complex Systems 2017 conference in New Forest will put together researchers and developers to create new applications to solve complex issues in a variety of fields. In June, New Forest is also hosting the first International Conference on Timber Structures, which deals with structural wood products and their impact on the environment. During the same month, the Sustainable Development and Planning conference will be held in Bristol. In September, New Forest will host the 40th International Conference on Boundary Elements and other Mesh Reduction Methods. As always, each conference will draw leading members of the international scientific community in trans-disciplinary fields. Visit this site www.thenewforest.co.uk/
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This man, after all, was taking showers outside. His house had gotten to the point where it was almost beyond repair. He was living in 127 degree weather. It was bleak and it was starting to look hopeless. Ken Goodrich heard about this and actually did something about it. He is hands-on and many of his men and his son and his teammates not only came out and provided their time and their effort, they also did it all for free. This is a job that would have cost $8,000 dollars. For a man on a fixed income, that would have been next to impossible and no one wants to even think what would have happened to him or where he would had to move to.
That is why so many people in the Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Tuscon areas only rely on one company and that is Goettl Air Conditioning. They know they are giving their money and their business to a truly kind man with a heart and he is also keeping them cool throughout the year with repairs, maintenance, and installations. They can truly do it all and most of all, they are honest about what needs to be done.
They are not looking to rip customers off or pull the wool over their eyes. They want them to feel as though they are getting it straight from the horse’s mouth and there is no foul play involved. They also explain things in a way that makes it easy for them to understand what they are paying for and why they are paying for it. Here is to hoping that more stories like the one mentioned above end up with happy endings.