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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/

The Coalition of Fashion and Technology is a Given:

Chris Burch is undoubtedly a visionary. It is Chris’s insight that has brought him untold amounts of prosperity. His investment philosophy is truly encouraging. Chis makes sound investment decisions by looking at fashionable technologies that will most likely impact future generations, but that are happening now. The article which follows provides some of Chris’s crisp thinking as to the coupling of the fashion industry and the technological sector.

 

The journey that fashion and technology have taken and are taking now: is really quite captivating. Designers are quite encouraged, in their work, to explore the two dimensions. In order to better understand what the future holds, in the way of coupling technology with that of fashion, it is best to glimpse backwards, for a brief moment, and then look forward, to clearly determine what the future holds in the way of deliverable and stylish products to the general populace. (Thoughts of Christopher Burch–although not verbatim.)

 

The Boom Box was used in the seventies in order to allow the musical enthusiast to enjoy all of his favorite tunes, while on the move. The person, who carried the Boom Box, had an area to house a cassette in order to listen to the latest music. Another cassette deck, offered the convenience of recording favorite tunes. The Boom Box was still popular in the eighties: however, now the user was listening to movie story lines. Things were scaled down a bit: during the 90’s. It was during the preceding time-period that The Walkman was the musical apparatus of choice. Things evolved, even further, during the twenty-first century. The iPod, much smaller in size, than the Walkman, and very refined, became the popular product selection for the musical enthusiast. It is quite obvious from the preceding history, that as time evolves, the industries of fashion and technology, continue alongside of it. In other words, what is the trend for the era, persons, everywhere, follow suit.

 

Designers are quite pleased with this type of continual evolution. The foremost designers look, at technology, as a way to improve upon their fashion portfolios. One such designer is Anouk Wipprecht. Ms. Wipprecht’s portfolio is, proof positive, that fashion and technology are truly related to each other. She believes, agreeably, that by combining the two elements, the designer is developing his full potential.

 

Other designers, making use of coupling fashion and technology, in way of delivering truly functional products to the marketplace, include the following:

 

1—Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin are the creators of the airbag for the bike rider. The air bag is neckwear, worn by the rider. When the rider starts to fall forward, the airbag is deployed.

 

2—Ashwin Rajan and Kevin Cannon are the designers of ‘Frontline Gloves’. The gloves are comprised of sensors and electronics, allowing communication between firefighers by means of a protocol that is wireless. Ultra-bright LEDs are built into each of the gloves, indicating precise instructions—as to how to proceed.

 

3—Designer SegraSegra creates T-shirts and jackets out of recycled materials; and Emma Whiteside designs a gown, out of recycled copper.

 

4—Soledad Martin is in the iterative design process of making a shoe that makes use of a person’s movement, in order to charge a cellular phone.

 

5–Diane Von Furstenberg used her models, in order to introduce Google Glass. The models wore the optical headwear, while walking up and down the runway.

 

As evidenced above, fashion can lend a helping hand, in introducing technology to the market. Too: technological advances are incorporated into fashion design. The preceding agreeable elements, when combined, makes for a more congruous world.

 

Notes Regarding Christopher Burch:

 

Chris Burch is the leader of Burch Creative Capital. He launched his career, by way of ‘Eagles Eye Apparel’. Chris bought sweaters for $10 and resold them to College women for $15, at Ithaca University. Soon: the line was expanded upon, and Chris was selling to students at other University campuses. The preceding activities happened during the 70’s. After expansion, to other campuses, the line continued its journey, by way of various retail locations. Chris, finally, sold the profitable enterprise for a sum that was in the millions of dollars. He continued his prosperous journey by becoming a creative investment strategist.

 

Chris has brought many companies to prosperity: approximately fifty companies. Some of the retail brands, inside of Chris’s portfolio include: ED by Ellen Degeneres, Voss Water, Poppin, Aliph, and Powermat. Chris invests in real estate too. One very good real estate investment is a resort located on the paradise-like island of Sumba, in Indonesia. Chris’s creative investment strategy, allows the enterprising entrepreneur and investor to progress—always moving financially forward.

 

George Soros Zeroes In On Bearish Investments

George Soros has made a return to trading after almost a year away from trading. According to CNBC, the billionaire directed his firm, Soros Fund Management, to sell stocks from other sectors and then buy gold and shares in gold mining companies. This move shocked many people who had thought the self-made billionaire was out of trading for good.

After several efforts to save the European Union and Ukraine, George Soros seems to have given up on the dream. Instead, he has directed his efforts to saving his empire from a potential economic disaster that may follow events such as the fast approaching British referendum on exiting the union. BREXIT has created a gloomier view of the global economy as many investors and traders expect large market moves before and after the referendum. It seems Soros move from the stocks is one of the first in the industry.

Analysts believe that Soros has been lured back not by the potential damage of the coming economic troubles on his investments, but by the opportunities to make profits from the potential crises. The investment firm, founded by George Soros, manages over $30 billion of investments for him and his family. The bearish investments could not go without being noticed by other traders and investors.

George Soros first earned fame in 1992 when his gamble against the British Pound saw him rip profits in excess of $1 billion from one trade. However, his recent move is seen to be against his old trading patterns where he attacked potential crises head-on rather than avoiding them.

Through an email interview, Soros noted several things that he considered bad for the global economy. First, Soros talked about the capital flight from China. He also pointed out that European Union may be heading for a collapse due to its failure to solve crises such as migration crisis, the UK’s potential exit and Greek financial challenges.

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About George Soros
George Soros is a Hungarian-American investor and philanthropist. He was born in Budapest, Hungary, on August 12, 1932. A Jew by birth, he faced the horrors of the Nazi regime when he was a teenager before moving to England. His outstanding investment skills enabled him to start Soros Fund Management, which helped him become a billionaire. Apart from trading, he is also known for active participation in politics such as creating the Open Societies that led to the collapse of communism. Soros has also donated lots of money to both charities and political agendas such as Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaigns. The billionaire has affiliations to other companies such as F.M. Mayer, Wertheim & Company and Arnhold S. Bleichroeder.

Learn more about George Soros:

http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=George+Soros

https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/people/george-soros