Highland Capital Management, L.P. Continues to Invest in the Future

Highland Capital Management, L.P., is an investment advisory company located in Dallas, Texas. The company was established in 1993 by co-founders Mark Okada and James Dondero. The company is registered with the SEC (Security Exchange Commission). Highland is very community minded and wears a very prominent philanthropic hat. The company advocates for volunteerism and involvement with charitable organizations through working on the advisory boards. The company also contributes financially to local and national non-profit organizations. The company believes in helping those that need help and contribute to the organizations whose mission it is to help those in need. Highland focuses their philanthropic work on veteran initiatives, healthcare and education. Read more at bloomberg.com.

Highland has grown considerably over the years into one of the largest worldwide alternative credit managers. The company began as a partnership, in 1990, with an insurance company and the focus became fixed income markets. The company then morphed into a company called PAMCO. The company was partially owned by the co-founders Mark Okada and James Dondero and the initial insurance company. Okada and Dondero eventually purchased all of PAMCO and established a company called Ranger Asset Management, LLP.

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They ultimately changed the name of the company to Highland Capital Management, L.P.

Okada and Dondero has provided the leadership for the company and helped it grow into what it is today. They have developed new and improved products such as the bank loan fund and the alternative investment 40 Act platform. Highland also got into the mutual fund business by procuring two floating rate funds from Colombia Asset Management. Highland also turned a pioneering effort into another success with the development of the collateralized loan obligation (CLO). Since its inception, Highland has developed and managed more than 39 CLO’s.

The company expanded its platform of investments when they established the first total return strategy by focusing on distressed assets. They also established two bank loan accounts for large public pension plan funds. Highland Capital continues to help investors achieve their financial goals within their level of risk. The strategies employed by Highland are diverse and sometimes structured for to meet specific client needs. Read this article at investopedia.com.

Sanjay Shah’s Passion for Autism Research

Autism is a developmental disorder that not only affects the way of communication, but also affects the thinking process and how those who have been diagnosed see the world around them. Though the cause of autism is not only unknown, but also incurable, one individual in particular has been making an effort to understand not only how this disorder works, but also understand how he can help parents with children who have been diagnosed with autism. Every single day, autism has been discovered to affect 2.8 million individuals. Among the many diagnoses that occur each year, this disorder to particularly common among boys. Sanjay Shah Denmark of Colo Capital is one of the individuals with autistic children who has been using his fortune in the financial business to help others.

Sanjay Shah is the father of a young boy who has been diagnosed with autism ever since 2011. With this diagnosis, Sanjay Shah has been motivated to start up a foundation that is purely dedicated to helping other parents around the world understand how the mind works of those who have been diagnosed with autism. This organization is known as Autism Rocks and has been earning donations in order to finance the research of autism. Though Mr. Shah has no intention of curing the disorder, he wants to understand the disorder as it will improve his relationship with his young son.

Based on London is not only the successful Solo Capital, but also the successful foundation of Autism Rocks which consists of a series of events that is hosted by world renowned celebrities. Well known individuals such as Snoop Dogg, Tyga, Lenny Kravitz, as well as Prince have all performed on behalf of Autism Rocks. All of these individuals believe that this is a worthy cause and have inspired millions of dollars worth of donations to further the research.

What inspired Sanjay Shah to create this foundation that is centered around music is due to the fact that music has always been something that has been shared between him and his son. In 2011, Mr. Shah remembers his son who was so excited when he met Snoop Dogg for the first time. Though this charity was only founded in 2014, the events have all raised enough money to further the research of the cause. With so many fun activities and world renowned celebrities, it is easy to see why so many people donate.


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