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Highland Capital Co Founder Reveals Tips for Success05.16.17

The co founder and President of the investment firm Highland Capital Management recently talked about his keys to success. James Dondero told various financial experts about the things he has done in order to succeed in the industry. He uses a certain approach to making profitable deals in the financial sector. One of the main things that James does in order to attain success is to invest in debt and credit backed securities. His firm Highland Capital Management specializes in using this particular strategy. Another thing that James does in order to succeed is to look for investment opportunities that will result in a turnaround. This usually entails acquiring securities that are at a low value which will go up in value in the near future. Lastly, Dondero stays up to date on all of the recent trends in the financial markets.


James Dondero is the longtime co founder of the investment firm known as Highland Capital Management. He is also the current President who provides the daily management of the company. When he first started the company, James established it as a life insurance firm. Within a few years, it emerged as a reputable life insurance company. However, James looked to expand on the firm’s products and services. Since a number of people were in need of more comprehensive financial services, he began to offer more things to consumers. During the next several years, Dondero would expand the products to things such as hedge funds and private equity securities. He would also expand the services to include financial advisory and asset management.


Dondero first got an education before beginning his finance career. He attended the University of Virginia and majored in both accounting and finance. James would graduate with bachelor’s degrees in both fields along with receiving high honors. After completing college, he would begin his finance career as a credit analyst. Within the next several years, Dondero would advance and eventually reach top level managerial positions. His work experience peaked when he attained the position as chief investment officer where he managed over $2 billion in assets for large corporations.



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Adam Milstein Takes His Philanthropy to Another Level04.01.17

Adam Milstein is the co-founder of the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. Born in Israel, Adam witnessed firsthand the effects of hatred and war. Growing up in the Middle East and having to serve a mandatory service in the Israel Defense Forces only bestowed the desire to help his people in a more peaceful way.

After moving to the United States and becoming a successful commercial real estate entrepreneur, Adam set his sights on a more philanthropic endeavor. Along with his wife, Gila, he founded several Jewish-American organizations. His main organization, the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, aids other organizations with the shared goal of Pro-Israel advocacy.

In a recent event, thousands of people around the world were given the chance to determine which of the 10 video entries in the “Inspired by Israel” contest. The contest was designed to encourage people, Jewish or not, to create entertaining, educational, and inspiring videos about Israel. The winner of the people’s vote will be shown to a panel of elite judges.

All in all, over 80 individuals and groups entered the contest. The winners of the contest will receive $20,000 in cash prizes. The Grand Prize, for best video, will receive $8,000. The Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation and the 12Tribe Films Foundation have partnered to sponsor the contest.

The voting period will only last ten days and will end on March 29. The top ten prize winners will be hand selected by a panel consisting of several independent experts. Gila Milstein and David Suissa, Jewish Journal/Tribe Media President, will be two of the judges. The winners are scheduled to be announced at the end of April.

Amazingly, the contest has sparked some vivid and dynamic expressions of Israeli inspiration. Adam is amazed at how well people are embracing the concept beyond the contest. He’s especially excited about letting the public participate. It only further proves and advocates what the Adam Milstein Family Foundation is all about. He hopes that this will become an annual event.

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