Highland Capital Management a Global Leading Investment Advisory Firm

Highlands Capital Management was founded in 1993 by two partners James Dondero and Mark Okada and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and has offices in New York, Brazil, Singapore and South Korea. Highland Capital is a SEC registered company that is in the business of providing advisories on investments. The company together with its affiliates companies is estimated to manage property worth 13.4 billion dollars. Over the years Highland Capital Management has grown to be the leading managers of global alternative credit. The firm focuses mostly on credit strategies which include credit hedge funds, private equities and collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) among others. In addition, Highland Capital Management offers alternative investment service in emerging markets areas, natural resources and long or short equities. Being the largest global alternative credit providers, Highland has attracted a wide client base which includes renowned financial institutions, governments, corporations, pension plans, high net worth individuals and foundations among others.
Highlands Capital Management South Korean branch recently entered into a groundbreaking deal with the National Pension Service of South Korea. The deal is a healthcare private equity fund that has a total capital commitment of 147 million dollars. Investors participating in this historic deal have specific objectives on the investment which include investment returns and access to opportunities for co-investment in Korea, China and the United States of America.
The deal is historic because this is the first time that Highland Capital Management Healthcare –oriented private equity fund has been experienced in Asia. Previously there were investment ventures made but purely on a direct basis and at times via multi-purpose funds. According to Carl Moore Highland managing director and co-head of private equity group, the fund strategy between NPS and Highland is aligned with highlands core capabilities and draws on the firms vast experience in the healthcare sector. Healthcare is at the core of the company, and as a matter of fact in the 15 years the company has been operational investments in private equity has been largely in the healthcare industry.
Besides being a giant in the financial markets, Highland is also involved in community matters as part of their corporate social responsibility. The company together with its partners since 2005 has committed more than 10 million dollars to charitable organization globally.

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