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James Dondero, Financial Genius

James Dondero is well known in the lone-star state, Texas as being a financial and business guru for more than thirty years. He is the Co-founder of Highland Capital Management, a highly respected asset management company based out of Dallas Texas Your text to link…. James Dondero began his financial education by completing two BS degree’s in accounting and finance, he then went on to complete an internship with JP Morgan where he was able to manage and invest about one billion dollars in fixed incomes Your text to link…. After successfully completing this venture, he decided to start his own investment firm which is how Highland Capital Management company began.
Not only is James Dondero a respected businessman who takes his career very seriously, he also finds time to contribute back to his community, Dallas Texas. He donated about one million dollars towards the Dallas zoo in its efforts to rebuild and construct a new Hippopotamus exhibit Your text to link…. That is just one of the many charitable contributions to the community that James Dondero, and his company Highland Capital Management has provided. They are also noted for sending donations towards educational enhancing programs to be available to the public. He provided funding for the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Institute as well as the SMU’s Tower Scholars Program which promotes educating the youth in the Dallas area Your text to link….
With his phenomenal business practices, and altruistic mentality, James Dondero has really proven himself to be a great addition to the Dallas commmunity and business world.

NFL Teams Up With Cancer Treatment Centers of America for Prostate Screenings

The National Football League has teamed up with Cancer Treatment Centers of America and LabCorp to offer free prostate cancer screenings to at-risk men throughout the United States during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and beyond. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men, affecting one in every seven men (and one in every five African-American men). The first defense (a topic NFL players and fans know a little something about), is proper and early screening.

From September 1 to October 15, the groups will give away 2,000 free screenings to men over 40 who meet eligibility requirements. After that, men can still sign up a screening for the reduced fee of $25.

The goal is also to increase visibility and awareness of the disease, which experts expect 161,360 men to be newly diagnosed with in 2017 alone. A campaign called Prostate Pep Talk was also launched, featuring legendary NFL coaches like Bill Cowher, Dick Vermeil, and Herm Edwards. They filmed Public Service Announcements to raise awareness of the disease and encourage men to get screened.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. They are a national network of five hospitals serving patients fighting cancer. Their goal is to offer modern, integrative approaches to care, utilizing advancements in genomic testing, radiation, immunotherapy, chemotherapy and more.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America serves patients from all around the world in their hospitals in Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Tulsa. With some of the highest patient satisfaction surveys in the industry, Cancer Treatment Centers of America are also regarded as one of the most admired hospital systems in the country and strive to abide by a patient-centered approach.

Highland Capital Management: Bold, Experienced, and Disciplined

In 1990, partners James Dondero and Mark Okada founded Protective Life Insurance Corporation, a joint venture that focused on the fixed income markets. Later in 1993, the venture became a SEC-registered advisor named Protective Life Insurance Corporation owned 40% by the partners and 60% by Protective Life. The partners acquired the Protective Life Stake in 1997 establishing the Ranger Asset Management, currently known as the Highland Capital Management.

Highland Capital Management manages assets worth over 15 billion dollars. The leading global company business units include alternative investments and credit solutions. The Highland Capital credit solutions include separate accounts, credit hedge funds, long-only funds accounts, collateralized loan obligations and distressed and particular circumstances private equity. On the other hand, the alternative investments options include natural resources, short or long equities, and emerging markets. The Highland Capital products are suitable for corporations, governments, individuals, funds of funds, public pension schemes, foundations, and endowments.

Highland Capitals investment approach is to regularly provide relatively high returns through the application of tried principles investing and accountability in capital preservation while creating balanced portfolios. As such the company relies on three principles; experience, discipline, and boldness. Highland has headquarters in Dallas Texas and branches in New York, Singapore, Seoul, and Sao Paulo.

The Korean affiliate of Highland Capital recently launched a private equity fund that primarily focuses on healthcare with 147 million dollars in capital injections. The lead investor in the project is the National Pension Service of South Korea. The investment objectives include improving health care, earning returns and opening up opportunities to co-invest. Currently, Highland partners with Stonebridge Capital, a Korean-based venture capital and private equity fund to co-manage the fund in Asia. The fund is the inaugural Healthcare private-equity fund in Asia by Highland Capital.

Nevertheless, the firm has a 15-year track record in healthcare investments. Highland is currently managing over 1.5 billion dollars assets in healthcare. The focus of the new fund is the emerging healthcare companies in Asia and North America. Changes in the American demographics and increased access to care in Asia are driving government and consumer demand in the sector.

Since 2005, Highland Capital has committed over 10 million dollars to charities, nonprofits and community-based initiatives globally. The company proudly supports the communities around them and use volunteerism and board involvement as a means of making a difference.