Highland Capital is an investment adviser firm with approximately $15 billion assets under management. Mark Okada is the chief investment officer, and he was among the founding members of the company. Mr. Okada central role is to manage and control Highland`s full investment activities carried out in institutional and retail investment level which includes hedge funds, collateralized loan obligation, separate accounts, mutual funds and the likes. Visit jimdondero.com to know more about him.
With over 3 decades of experience in the credit market, Mr. Okada has made a reputation in this field market, mostly being referred to as industry innovator in alternative credit investment. He is a portfolio manager for Highland Floating Rate Opportunities Fund and a member of the board of directors at NexBank Capital Inc., a financial service company with its headquarters in Dallas.
Mr. Okada holds a prominent position in various institutions such as Common Grace Ministries, Inc. where he is the Chairman of the board, a member of the Japanese Evangelical Missionary Society as well as chairman of the board of directors of Education is Freedom, a non-profiting organization that provides support for underserved college students based in Dallas. Additionally, Mark Okada serves on the executive committee of Dedman College Humanities and Sciences at Southern Methodist University and also he is the leader of the US-Japan Council.
Highland Capital is one of the largest and most experienced global alternative credit managers specializing in credit strategies as well as alternative investments which include emerging market, long and short equities, and natural resources. Highland Capital had made two investments with the recent one carried out on 4th April 2017, investing $25 million in Amino. The firm has also raised a total of $147 million in a single venture fund to Highland Asia and North American-focused healthcare fund. The was released on 12th May 2017. Read more at Wikipedia about James Dondero.