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Highland Capital Management, LLC is a community based entity. They are committed to investing in the communities where the employees live, work and spend their leisure time. They are community volunteers and advisory board members, as well as financial supporters and take a hands on approach to truly helping the community. They work on behalf of non-profit organizations and community based programs and often focuses on programs that educate the citizens and work on behalf of veterans and healthcare initiatives. Highland Capital firmly believes it is essential to support the community culture and help to improve the quality of life for all. Strengthening neighborhoods is important on several levels. Strong neighborhoods bring better economic opportunities such as employment to everyone and not just a few.

Community involvement is part of what makes Highland Capital Management strong, along with company leadership. The company has more than 20 years of experience in a wide variety of institutional and retail based products. Highland is a growing company and has a team of more than 180 employees in locations worldwide. With headquarters in Dallas, Texas, Highland has expanded personnel to New York, Seoul, Singapore and Sao Paulo.

The Highland client base includes high net worth individuals, governments, corporations and financial institutions, pension plans, endowments and foundations. The talented and experienced team at Highland offers its clients unique products and solutions that provide value while protecting the client’s capital investments. The company is always pursuing new opportunities and developing enhanced solutions for clients and that keeps Highland Capital on the cutting edge of the investing industry.

Highland Capital Management began in 1990 when founders Mark Okada and James Dondero formed a partnership with Protective Life Insurance Company. The new entity focused on the fixed income markets and includes the management of senior secured bank loans. The partnership morphed into PAMCO (Protective Asset Management Company in 1993. The entity was owned by Dondero and Okada with a 40 percent share and Protective Life with a 60 percent share. In 1997, Dondero and Okada purchased Protective Life’s share and formed Ranger Asset Management and the following year, changing the name to Highland Capital Management.

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