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Highland Capital Management Improves Its Nexpoint Credit Strategies Fund

James Dondero has been a major player at every company he’s worked for. Over his 30-year career, he’s amassed a limitless and invaluable amount of experience. He career in the credit and equity markets has largely been focused on high-yield and distressed investments. Though he’s worked around the industry for much of his career, James’s major accomplishments happened after he joined Highland Capital Management.After deciding to go out on his own, James and some partners co-founded Highland Capital Management. With James’s diverse skill sets, Highland pioneered the development of the Collateralized Loan Obligation market. It also developed credit-oriented solutions for a wide range of worldwide investors. James created some of Highland’s award winning product offers.

In recent news, the Texas-based company upped its Nexpoint Credit Strategies Fund. The fund focuses on a variety of investments, public equity, fixed incomes, and a wide range of investment funds. Highland’s portfolio is estimated to value nearly $2.44 billion. The latest news about Highland’s advancements was announced after the SEC released its filings.According to the latest data, Highland Capital now has over 750,000 shares.

James Dondero owns 3.01 million shares of Nexpoint Credit Strategies. If looking at the big picture that means James owns 18.8% of the company’s total float. After the third quarter ended, Highland reported that it owns $11.68 million worth of Nexpoint’s shares. Highland also bought an additional 20,286 shares during that period.

This latest move makes Highland Capital Management the second-largest stakeholder in the company. The largest stakeholder is Morgan Stanley, which owns more than $16.77 million. The Nexpoint Credit Strategies Fund is operated by a Highland Capital affiliate, NexPoint Advisors. The fund was spun-off into two separate companies that were publically traded.During 2015, the fund suffered losses. Due to some setbacks in TXU caused by restructuring issues, the Nexpoint Credit Strategies Fund was expected to suffer even further. Thanks to the leadership of James and his team, the Nexpoint Credit Strategies Fund has risen by 5.92 percent. Visit official website: http://www.jimdondero.com/

Keith Mann is a Man for all Seasons

Keith Mann is an authority in hedge fund investment and compensation and the executive search industry. As a search industry executive he focused on staffing and hiring strategy for global financial service companies. He was employed in the staff search industry for more than 15 years before he established Dynamic Search Partners (DSP) in 2009.Before DSP, Mr. Mann was the managing director of Dynamic Executive Search (DES) and then launched Alternative Investment Partners under the Dynamic Executive Search umbrella. DES focused on the hedge fund industry after identifying it as an undeserved area even though it was a market that was growing by leaps and bounds.

As the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of DSP, Mr. Mann was responsible for the day to day operations and management of the company. Mann develops investment solutions for the hedge fund industry, as well as strategy for hiring and sustaining professional staff positions for clients. The solutions are developed on an individual basis for firms in the United States, Asia and Europe. DSP currently fill more than 200 positions annually.The idea for DSP came about after years of experience in the alternative investment area. Mann worked in the New York area where a booming and aggressive market existed. After identifying the need for the type of services Mann was trained in, he decided there was a huge void in an industry to be filled. Mann declares his success in the industry is a combination of staying focused and exercising before work each day. The ideas he develops for investments often come from identifying a need and finding solutions to meet those needs. He often fine tunes ideas and solutions to fit the ever changing current trends in the industry.

Keith Mann is most proud of his work with the Uncommon Schools of New York. The goal of the school system is to prepare students from low-income families to not only attend college, but become a college graduate and use their education to succeed in making a better life for themselves.Mann and DSP have set up a scholarship program that supports one Uncommon School graduate each year to attend a four year college. As an advocate of education with a high level of philanthropy, Mann is committed to identifying strong leaders and matching them with appropriate candidates to help cultivate success.