It was in 1993 that Highland Capital Management was first founded. It was the brain child of Mark Okada and James Dondero. The two of them wanted to lean in heavily on their expertise in the credit markets to create a fund that allowed them to invest in those markets. They knew of some of the alternative investing options available and wanted to make sure that they maximized returns for all involved with the fund.
Highland provides a number of industry leading benefits to promote employee success and wellbeing, and has been recognized by Pensions & Investments as one of the Best Places to Work in Money Management.
Just recently Mark Okada announced that he would be stepping down from his co-founder role in the fund in order to pursue other interests. He is not completely packing up his bags as far as Highland Capital Management is concerned though because he is going to stay on in an advisory role for the firm whenever they may need to call upon him. That means that they won’t entirely be losing out on his bank of knowledge. Click Here to learn more.
James Dondero stated that he is so proud of the work that Okada has done for the firm over all of these years. He went on to say that Okada will be missed but that the foundation that he helped to establish at Highland Capital Management will remain strong.
He pointed to the track record of the fund over many years to make it clear that Highland has weathered its way through bad credit markets in the past and that it has always pulled through. This seems to indicate that Dondero and the whole team at Highland believe that it will continue to prosper into the future. See This Page for additional information.
It is pretty clear that Okada has made an amazing impact at Highland Capital, and it is equally obvious that he will continue to do great work wherever he decides to spread his wings and fly. Look for more great things coming from this individual in the years to come.
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