James Dondero is a big name in the world of credit and equity. He is the Co-Founder as well as President of Highland Management, L.P. He brings over 30 years of his working experience in the equity and credit markets. His years of service have majorly centered on both high-yield and distressed investing. Highland Capital Management was founded in 1993 and since then, it was among the first to develop Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO) market as well as credit centered solutions for retail and institutional investors across the world.
Huge offerings the company has carried out include hedge funds, institutional separate accounts, CLOs, mutual funds, private equity funds, ETFs, and REITs. Prior to co-founding Highland Capital Management, entrepreneur James Dondero he served as a Chief Investment Officer at Protective Life’s GIC. He helped the company to grow to over $2 billion in just 4 years. Mr. Dondero served as a Corporate Bond Analyst as well as Portfolio manager at American Express. In 1984, he began his working career in the Morgan Guaranty training program as an analyst. James Dondero attended University of Virginia where he graduated with highest honors from the Mclntire School of Commerce majoring on Accounting as well as Finance.
He went ahead to earn certifications such as Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), as well as Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He is the Chairman of Cornerstone Healthcare, NexBank, as well as CCS Medical. He also serves at MGM Studios as a board member. He is also involved in various philanthropic endeavors through his company, Highland Management. James Dondero and his financial supports in one or another The Dallas Zoo, The Family Place, The Perot Museum of Nature and Science, SMU’s Tower Scholars program, Education Is Freedom and many charity organizations. According to Dondero, Highland Capital Management supports organizations that make effort to impact communities in Dallas.
Gareth Henry is a global expert when it comes to matters relating to business. For many years now since Henry completed school, he has been the head of several potions in various organisations. He has been the head of the global Investor relations for a number of United based companies.
The expert has also been a Director of the strategic solutions in a firm known as Schroders. Additionally, he has held other positions like the head of the International Investor relations and Managing Director at Fortress Investment Group.
Gareth was invited for an interview, and he extensively shared information about his professional life. He had to feed a curious audience that had attended to listen to him. Many wanted to know how his typical day resembled.
The financial and mathematician expert noted that his long day at work was faced with plenty of calls. His day wasn’t a day without attending several meeting to talk out issues related to the organisation.
Gareth Henry noted that he was a happy soul whenever he attended to his clients. However, he was more delighted if he completely understood what the client wanted. He was a cheerful person if he was able to develop a solution to all the clients that visited as this meant success for the organisation.
People at the firm recognise Henry Gareth as an open-minded person who is prepared to share ideas with anyone that he met. He believes that conversing generates brilliant solutions that assist the firm to progress. Possessing such a mind, Gareth Henry makes a minimum of 8-10 calls a day. All these calls are from various. Apart from the calls, he at least makes two to three face to face meetings with the clients.
When all these meetings are summed up, they total to about 500 meetings with clients per year. However, Gareth Henry is very ambitious. He thinks that 1000 meetings with clients would be better. He views this as a goal. Gareth stated that he often attended roadshows around major cities. The essence of the shows is to create more awareness. Residents of these cities are notified of all the services that the firm offers. This trick assists the firm to increase the number of clients.
Wes Edens is a successful American businessman who works as the co-founder of Fortress Investment Group and the New Fortress Energy. He is also the owner of the Milwaukee Buck’s a basketball team certified and plays in the NBA which is based in Wisconsin as well as the League of Legends. He also has shares in one of the celebrated clubs in the English Championship team Aston Villa in July 2018. Wes Edens was born on October 30, 1961, and currently resides in the city of New York. He is a family man and is married to a lovely wife, Lynn Edens and have four children.
His daughter Mallory caught the attention of the media when she appeared as a representative of the Milwaukee’s Buck. In his free time, he enjoys horse jumping and climbing mountains for leisure activities. Wes Edens grew up as a skier, a very competitive one for that matter. He went to Oregon State University where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in Finance and Business Administration in the year 1984. His career began three years later, which is in the year 1987 when he worked as a partner and a managing director until 1993 at Lehman Brothers. He went to Black Rock’s private equity division and remained as the managing director up until 1997.
At the Fortress Investment Group, he acts as one of the five principle owners alongside Peter Briger, Robert Kauffman, Michael Edward, and Randal Norde. It was formed in the year 1998. Fortress has been growing, and in 2007 The Wall Street Journal described the style of Eden as creative financing and based on constraining bets. In the year 2009, they sold 8 percent of the company’s share at six hundred million US dollars to the public. In the year 2009 Wes Edens became the Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Fortress. Between 205 and the year 2016, he served as the chairman of the Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors. Other groups he served as the chairman include Nationstar which was formerly known as Centex Home Equity Company and Springleaf Financial Services.
Robert Ivy is the CEO and Vice President of the AIA, an abbreviation for the American Institute of Architects. The company which is based in Washington has over 90,000 members. AIA is an organization constituting professional architects, supporting their profession and public image. Robert became the CEO of the company in early 2011. The architect attended the South University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English Arts. He then joined the University of Tulane where he got a postgraduate degree in Architecture.
His Successful Career
After he completed his university studies, Robert Ivy began his career as the Editor Chief at Architectural Record in 1996. This experience improved his knowledge, and because of his professionalism, Record had been named the architectural journal of the year. Under his leadership, Robert led the journal to receive several awards including the Editors’ National Magazine awards. Furthermore, he has steered the record towards achieving a folio design award and the MPA digital award in 2008.
Robert Receives a Lifetime Achievement Award
Recently, the architect received the Lifetime Achievement Award which was offered by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. It was the first time an architect received such an award that is always given only to Mississippi-connected art patrons and artists who are dedicated to performing and creating art. Because of the award, he joined the list of distinguished artists who have been honored by Polk Award including actor Morgan Freeman, Eudora Welty, Walter Anderson, and Shelby Foote.
About Robert Ivy
Robert is a renowned senior member of design futures council. Because of his highly-rated design value, he was voted by Alpha Rho Chi as the master architect. He published his biography in 2001 in which he is currently in its third edition. Robert Ivy is very passionate about making AIA a competent association. He popularizes the organization through public outreach, advocacy channels, and education initiatives. Robert also encourages public awareness of the organization to showcase the value of architects. Since he joined AIA, he has managed to scale its heights.
Business in Brazil’s performing well. This is from an indication from government statistics and functions. In the last few months, there has been intense activity in regard to launching infrastructure projects across the country. The second half of the year 2017 has been quite a busy one. With over 18 projects to be launched, the future looks bright for private business investors. The projects are estimated to inject over $25 billion in the Brazilian economy when fully launched. Felipe Montoro is an infrastructure projects expert. She is of the opinion that the projects are very much in time and may not be affected by political activity.
The government intends to work hand in hand with the private sector to ensure that the projects are implemented with ease. This is more so due to the fact that most contractors are derived from the private sector. The government is well aware of presence of new contractors in the field that will assist in realizing this dream.
The country recognizes the fact that for there to be increased productivity in the region, there will be need for increased road networks in the country. The leadership of the country is committed to ensuring that there is a break from the vicious cycle of unemployment. Improved agriculture through these prospective projects. Business will generally thrive.
Felipe Montoro Jens has reported that failures by previous government to address such issues has literally discouraged investors in the country. The launching of the project will go a long way in ensuring that investors are back to brazil.