Highland Capital Management Explores the Virgin Investment Lands

Highland Capital is an alternative investment capital manager with billions of dollars under its asset base. The fund manager was established way back in 1993 by a gentleman named Jim Dondero and Mark Okada. Indeed, Highland Capital was the first of its kind on the market. It is now over 25 years old and has learned from its experience in the capital market. The capital fund manager now handles both corporate and private clients across the board. It has led the way in exploring asset classes that were previously considered taboo. The company also has a couple of other business pursuits apart from high yielding credit. It has practical interests in real estate, public equities, and structured credit that is tailored to specific requests by clients. The in-house team makes an objective assessment of each case as it comes. Highland Capital has outlets in other regions away from Alabama where it has its headquarters. Read more at Biz Journals about Highland Capital.


The Giant Venture Worth $147 billion


Highland Capital recently launched a $147 fund for healthcare programs. The project has strong support from NPS Shiwen Yap of South Korea. The National Pension Service of South Korea also referred to in short as NPS is the support base for the fund. The affiliate firms have heavy capitalization bases as observed below. The firm has been estimated to value over 499 billion dollars. Their corpus is reported to stand at over 465 billion by the Federal Wealth Fund Institute. Apart from just getting returns for their investments, those participating in the Highland fund have other interests too. Some of the interests include having an opportunity and exposure to trade in another similar investment transaction so as to protect their Korean, Chinese and American interests. There will be several co-managers of the fund that Highland Capital seeks to set up. Highland Capital is trying out their hand at managing such a fund in Asia for the first time. The Dallas based Fund Manager has since discovered that investment opportunities also exist in virgin lands. The project is the first private equity fund based on healthcare in Asia. Matt Jameson, who is the MD and co-Head of the private equity group’s setting, says that the interest in setting up the fund is informed by the fact that the firm has a rich experience in the health sector. The MD admits that investing in healthcare is their first major project exposure. He is quick that Highland Capital’s 15-year-old track record is largely business with healthcare firms. Read this article at PR Newswire.


The Future Prospects


The MD further discloses that the firm will primarily lay focus on companies in the North American market segment and Asia. Highland Capital reports over $1.5 billion in assets in healthcare in AUM. It has been observed further that the dynamics of the American Healthcare system have affected middle market companies. Mr. Matt Jameson further adds that the reducing access to healthcare in America and the opposite trend in the Asian Healthcare system are informing higher use and causing complex government and consumer demands.

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