James Dondero Featured In Alternative Investment Column Of Barron’s

James Dondero has been investing in domestic and foreign companies since starting his firm Highland Capital in 1998. Dondero’s company has billions in assets under management and has become a reputable wealth management entity for some of the nation’s most affluent clients. Dondero’s expertise and ability to read the trends of the markets has led to some noteworthy investments that Barron’s, the major business magazine mentioned in its latest edition.


Dondero has been attracting clients to his Highland Global Allocation fund which has been a source of some of his high risk acquisitions. Dondero invested in Argentina’s sovereign debt while the nation was taking a downturn at the end of former President Cristina Fern├índez de Kirchner’s term, but he seemed to know that current president Mauricio Macri was going to be making many fiscal changes that increased the value of the nation’s currency. Later Dondero and Highland Capital’s executives decided to buyout Vistra Energy and started turning its assets into private equity and the formerly bankrupt company is now on its way up.


James Dondero is known for having brought collateralized loan obligations to the forefront of investing, a form of bonds that have multiple pools that exist to try and offset the high risks of one borrower to lower risks in another. Prior to cofounding Highland Capital, Dondero grew up in Hoboken, NJ and attended the University of Virginia where after completing an accounting and finance degree he expected to go into real estate brokering. But when that path didn’t work, Dondero went into credit analysis and completed the Morgan Guaranty credit training program associated with American Express bank.


After serving at American Express bank for several years, Dondero was invited to join the team at Protective Life Insurance where he was placed in charge of their GIC subsidiary. He managed to attract a lot of investors to this new company which grew from simply a concept to a firm with over $2 billion in assets under management. Dondero has since turned the firm’s specialty in private equity that includes long and short-term equity, distressed funds, fixed income, and high yield credit. Dondero is also an advisor for NexPoint Capital, Nexbank, MGM Studios, Cornerstone Health and CSC Medical.


Education And Career Of Eric Pulier

Eric Pulier is a businessman. He is a successful entrepreneur and a technologist. He’s a published author and columnist, as well as a public speaker. Besides those things, he is a caring man and he is generous with his money. Here is more info about his career, education and other useful information.



He has founded over 12 companies and has raised millions for ventures he has co-founded or has personally founded. Some of the companies he founded or co-founded include Akana and Desktone. Other companies include ServiceMesh, Digital Evolution and US Interactive to name a few.



Pulier attended Teaneck High School in New Jersey, and he graduated from there in 1984. After leaving high school, he went to Harvard University in Boston, where he attained his BA, and he graduated Magna Cum Laude from the school in 1988.


He studied a number of subjects, including computer science, English & American literature, as well as visual & environmental studies. He is a talented writer and even back then he was talented, as he was a writer and editor of the Harvard Crimson Weekly. His weekly column was called PulierLeg.


Other Info

Pulier is the father of four children and he is very active in their lives. He cares about kids, which is why it’s not a surprise that he is on The Painted Turtle’s board. The Painted Turtle is a summer camp for kids who have chronic illnesses. As of now, Pulier resides in Los Angeles, California.


There’s no denying that Eric Pulier is a great man, successful and smart businessman and a highly educated man. He has what it takes to be successful, helps other succeeds and he maintains a good head on his shoulders.