At Highland Capital of Dallas, TX, there are certain core values that the company seeks in order to make it stand out from the other global alternative credit investment firms. Those three values are experience, discipline, and boldness.
By experience, they refer to the 24 years of investing and global credit experience that the firm holds. In that time they have seen many credit booms and busts, making them one of the most trusted alternative credit companies on the global market. Healthcare and energy make up 25 percent and 16 percent of the mutual fund equity respectively. In those two areas, they have seen tremendous growth over the last couple of years, even as other companies languish.
Their discipline uses checks and balances to maintain a quality investment strategy that mitigates risk and vulnerability. The strategy pays off with major deals, including a recent South Korean healthcare-focused private equity fund with $147 million in total capital commitments which is held in partnership with the South Korean private equity firm Stonebridge Capital.
Boldness, in turn, refers to the owner-operator mindset that continues throughout each level of the company. It is an independently owned employee partnership that seeks solutions for investors first, and also pioneered new credit management techniques on the loan and CLO markets. By taking smart risks and maintaining solid credit ratings, Highland Capital is able to return dividends and earn money for its investors in a variety of avenues.
Yet making money is not the whole story for those who have made their careers at Highland Capital. Many who work there find joy and success in being able to give back their communities. Since 2005, Highland Capital and its partners have donated more than 10 million dollars to charities around the world and its employees are encouraged to volunteer in their local communities.