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Understanding How Highland Capital Management Operates04.12.17

Highland Capital Management is an investment company that was founded by James Dondero around 1993. The firm has numerous affiliates that help in driving the company’s goals and mission. Over the years, the company has developed and grown to the point of having offices in New York, Sao Paulo, Seoul, and Singapore while its headquarters are located in Dallas. It has become one of the biggest, most experienced and largest equity managers considering it have been in the industry for nearly twenty years.

It has acquired more than ten billion dollars of assets that it manages as it continues to invest in various assets structures in the alternative landscape. Some of these alternative aspects include collateralized loans, separate accounts, hedge funds, distressed private equity among others. In all its operations, Highland capital is always dedicated to providing alternative strategies at a low cost through using a platform designed to fit all the client’s needs.

What keeps the company going is its large clientele base that includes foundations, financial institutions, governments, corporations, high profile individuals, endowments among others. Knowing they have a large group of clients expecting to be served and attended makes Highland continue growing as they improve their services. The firm is known for providing alternative investments that include long and short equities. Its investment strategies have been refined in the last twenty years it has been in the industry, and this explains why the firm is good when it comes to investing.

It has reached a point of accruing many alphas as years go by. Before it invests in anything, it first takes its time to do thorough research on every aspect including portfolios so as to identify the best investments that have significant potential returns across the market. With the help of the firm’s fundamental analysis, proactive assiduity, it is able to identify assets priced incorrectly. Apart from involving itself in the investment industry, Highland Capital Management also takes pride in assisting and investing in the community where their employees live. The firm believes that through helping the community, they support the next generation of bankers, entrepreneurs, doctors, engineers and business minds.

 

 

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Eric Pulier: An Entrepreneur of A Different Breed04.12.17

Eric Pulier is a technologist, columnist, philanthropist, entrepreneur, published author, public speaker, and the founder of over fifteen companies. After graduating from Teaneck High School, he went on to attend Harvard University where he earned his Bachelor’s degree. In 1988 he graduated Magna Cum Laude from the university after studying English and American Literature, Visual and Environmental Studies, and Computer Science. As an avid supporter of education, Eric has always believed that it is the foundation of which everything else springs out of.

 

Eric Pulier’s career started out with the founding of People Doing Things (PDT), which addressed education, healthcare, and other issues through technology. After three years, he moved on and started up the interactive agency, Digital Evolution, which eventually merged with US Interactive LLC. Along the way, he helped to put together Starbright World, which is a revolutionary social network for chronically ill children that allows them to connect with one another. In 2001, Eric created Akana, formerly known as SOA and Digital Evolution, which became a company that provides Mainframe SOA products and comprehensive Integrated SOA Governance Automation for the realization of Service-Oriented Architecture.

 

Recognized as a leader in entrepreneurship in enterprise and government technology, Eric Pulier companies have been financed by some of the top venture capital groups around the globe. He has also been named as one of the 30 e-Visionaries by VAR Business, and is a highly sought after speaker for conferences that cover premier technology world-wide. He coauthored the successful book “Understanding Enterprise SOA,” which offers business people and technologists a wider picture of inter-dependencies and other related issues and has written articles, such as, The Enterprise Industrial Complex, which was published in Forbes Magazine.

 

As a generous philanthropist, Eric Pulier has donated to numerous causes, and especially those that focus on the use of technology to solve issues in economically disadvantaged communities or that physically impaired children face, around the world. As a pioneer of the use of computers for multimedia education experiences, he built a device that used a laser beam to help people who had low to no motor control use a keyboard to interact and answer questions in an educational program. The world is a better place thanks to Eric.

 

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