Highland Hedge Fund’s Capital Long/Short Strategy Recognized as Among the Best in the Industry

Posted by Cameron on November 17, 2015 in Business, Finance News |

The Highland Capital Long/Short Healthcare Fund has received the 2015 HFM US Hedge Fund Performance award in recognition of its superior performance. The hedge fund is tailored towards healthcare markets, and it is overseen by the renowned Highland Capital markets. According to the founder of Highland Capital, James Dondero, the award is a great honor for the committed team of hedge fund managers working diligently alongside Michael Gregory, who is the brainchild behind the steady performance of the award-winning funds.

The fund was selected on account of its performance and risk appetite in comparison to hundreds of its peers in the industry as it outperformed many of its peers in the 40 Act fund – equity category. Besides, the performance evaluation also takes into account opinion of investors and expertise of the team. As stated, there are a number of qualitative and quantitative factors that play their part in the final selection. For instance, both short-term and long-term factors are evaluated separately. Michael Gregory oversees healthcare related investments, which forms the largest investment sector of the $20 billion in asset under management. The Highland team headed by Michael has 11 healthcare specialists who have a combined experience of more than 130 years.

Jim also acknowledged the success of Highland’s numerous other investment programs, which are tailored around very sound trading strategies. For Jim and his team, Highland Capital Long/Short fund represents the continued success that the company has become accustomed to. The aim of the fund is to offer long-term appreciation of the capital by pairing effective risk-management practices with potential of higher returns. The assets in the funds are related to healthcare industry across a variety of market capitalizations.

About James Dondero

James Dondero is the co-founder of Highland Capital Funds. He has over 30 years of experience in the industry, and is regarded as the finest alternate credit managers in the United States. He is also regarded as a pioneer in the field of collaterized loan obligation funds.

Jim also serves in a number of boards including MGM Studios, American Banknote Corporation and Cornerstone Healthcare. Recently, James Dondero appointed Terry Jones as the head of institutional products to compliment Highland’s broader institutional platform.

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