Alternative forms of credits such as long only funds and separate accounts, credit hedge funds, collateralized loan obligations, distressed and special situation private equity have proven to be a real gold mine for investing companies. 2016 was a rebound year for Highland Capital Management who managed to get triple their returns for the S&P 500 Index. The pipeline partnership in early 2016 enabled the company’s credit competency applauded by Gregory, chief investment officer. Gregory co-manages the company’s small-cap stock fund. It has also made investments in the real estate industry and is now looking into the health care which Gregory believes is going to be real good since most companies are in the process of finding lesser addictive drugs and gaining big support from insurance industries.
The company was formed when James Dondero and Mark Okada set out on a joined venture into the fixed income market with Protective Life Insurance Corporation. The venture took root creating Protective Asset Management Company where protective life held 60% of the shares which were later purchased by the partners. The two partners changed the company name to Highland Capital Management in 1997. The company’s first act of recognition was the establishment of the alternative investment 40 Act platform and the launch of commingled bank loan fund in 2000. The company has since grown to own $18 billion assets and more than 180 employees.
The company is a great contributor to the community development through supporting initiatives such as environment sustainability. It looks to be part of the change effectors in the community through making financial donations to community and national courses such as charity organizations. They understand that the community is an integral and crucial part of business, the backbone for most of the business and should be treated as such.
Many years later the company continues to enable their investor clients to attain their return and risk objectives through their good investments strategies. It is now an independently owned firm with numerous product packages for institutional and retail clients. It is the ideal partner for investors since it has a team of professionals who are more than capable and willing to work with all clients.