Highland Capital Management is a private equity company which acts as a substitute from other investment management firms dealing in the administration of hedge funds, distressed investment, and structured investment funds. Together with its affiliate companies, the company is worth an estimated net worth of $14.9 billion with a very broad client base. Being one of the leading global solution firms in the world Highland Capital Management it deals mainly with credit management and in helping customers in the management of other borrowed loans. Examples of these loans they help in managing include credit hedge funds, long –only funds, special situations private investments and many others. As an extended service, the firm also gives advice on how to manage collateral credit obligations.
Over the years, the company has come up with other innovative ways of diversifying the base portfolio and made investments in areas such as public pension plans, government finance planning, charitable foundations, people with high net-worth, advising corporations, financial institutions, and funds of funds. In addition to this, the firm is always on the lookout of other emerging markets as potential investment destinations. To them, the new emerging markets provide investment opportunities in equity and the exploitation of natural resources such oil. As a result of this, the firm has opened offices in places like Singapore, Seoul, Sao Paulo and New York while its main quarters remains in Dallas, Texas.
Another area of interest for Highland Capital Management is the health sector with its main being to assist people with opioid drug addiction. This kind of dependency has been established to affect mostly students and people of the working class in the United States hence the firm wants to invest in research that will develop alternative pain relievers that they will sell. Hence this is predicted to increase the profit margins of the company.
The firm considers itself an active member of the community as it is involved in charity fund raisings and also gives support through its foundation, Dallas Foundation. Through this foundation, other partners of the company also pledge donations that go on to support non-profit causes which help the members of the community.