Welcome to the Highland Capital Management News Archive

Below you’ll find access to our extensive list of news articles, features and exclusive interviews featuring Highland Capital Management and our employees.



Bloomberg Markets | Highland’s Parker on ‘Disruption’ in Credit

Bloomberg Markets with Carol Massar and Cory Johnson. GUEST: Trey Parker Portfolio Manager and Head of Credit Highland Capital Management Discussing how thematic opportunities in credit are not cycle dependent.

Cayman Alternative Investment Summit | What Should Investors Expect From Markets in 2017?

In this Q&A, Cayman Alternative Investment Summit (CAIS) talks with Mark Okada, CIO & Co-Founder of Highland Capital Management, to discuss his investment outlook for 2017. Q: What do you…

Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas | Trey Parker Discusses Recent Economic Data and Opportunities in Credit Markets

Steven Ricchiuto, chief economist at Mizuho Securities, and Trey Parker, head of credit at Highland Capital Management, examine U.S. initial jobless claims and other economic data reports. They speak on…

Reuters | LPC: Secondary prices volatile for US firms hit by technological disruption

Feb 15 US investors are assessing the volatile secondary loan prices of companies that are being hit by technological disruption as textbook publishers join specialty retailers and oil and gas…

Globe St. | NexPoint CIO: ‘This Is Our Moment’

DALLAS—Spun off from a closed-end fund in the spring of 2015, the apartment REIT is winning with its focus on workforce housing. DALLAS—“Is NexPoint the Next REIT to Return 50%?”…

NAREIT | NexPoint Residential Growing in Middle-Income Rental Niche

NexPoint Residential Trust, Inc. (NYSE: NXRT) has carved out a niche within the multifamily sector by providing low- and middle-income renters with attractive properties in markets unencumbered by new supply of affordable…

Creditflux | Acis gears up for risk retention with unique approach to CMOA

Dallas-based CLO manager Acis Capital Management (a unit of Highland Capital Management) is gearing up to launch its first dual-risk retention-compliant CLO after converting one of its existing funds into…

MarketWatch | Fund that almost tripled the S&P 500’s gain last year is now big on health-care stocks

The Highland Small Cap Equity Fund made a killing on energy stocks in 2016, generating a 32% return for investors Michael Gregory, whose energy-stock picks helped the Highland Small Cap…

Seeking Alpha | NexPoint Residential: We’re Off To See The Wizard

Summary “NXRT appears to be an attractively-priced REIT with substantial upside potential.” Chris DeMuth. Chris DeMuth was the first to write on NXRT and it took me around one-and-a-half years…

Bloomberg | With Argentina’s Decade in Financial Wilderness Over, Macri Must Turn to Growth

Country plans to sell $10 billion of overseas bonds in 2017 Government still facing growth, inflation challenges Argentina’s borrowing costs have tumbled since Mauricio Macri was inaugurated as president in December…

CNBC | Stocks close mostly higher after big bank earnings; Nasdaq posts record

Stocks closed mostly higher on Friday, boosted by strong quarterly earnings from U.S. banks, while investors also digested several pieces of economic data. The Dow Jones industrial average closed slightly…

Reuters | LPC: U.S. market expects more leveraged M&A in 2017

Bankers and investors are expecting US merger and acquisition (M&A) activity to pick up in 2017 as fiscal stimulus, tax reform and other policies supporting economic growth are introduced by…

CLOs are One Fund Manager’s Best Idea for 2017

Mark Okada, co-founder and chief investment officer at Highland Capital Management, has a surprising choice for his best investment idea of 2017: CLOs, or collateralized loan obligations. These are securities…

Institutional Investor | Fed Watchers Can Take a Break, Manager Says

Highland’s Mark Okada says investors should stop obsessing over the Fed’s every move, as other factors are now coming into play. In the unprecedented market environment of recent years, central…

Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas | The End of the U.S. Bull Market in Bonds

Mark Okada, co-founder and chief investment officer at Highland Capital Management, explains the factors that he sees bringing an end to the bull market rally in bonds. Bloomberg’s Joe Weisenthal…

CNBC | Okada on rally: It’s not about Trump, it’s about the sweep

Mark Okada, Highland Capital Management co-founder & CIO, discusses the current state of the markets, including why the rally is “not about Trump.”

Pensions&Investments | Movember moves in at Highland Capital

November was designated Movember at Highland Capital Management LP. Seventy people — about half of the Dallas-based alternative investment manager’s employees — joined the team to raise awareness and funds…

The New York Times | It’s the Giving Season. Would You Like a Radio Station?

PHILANTHROPICALLY minded people regularly try to donate stuff — cars, catamarans, collections of all sorts — to nonprofits. In the best of circumstances, they believe that their donations will help…

Fortune | The 3 Best Health Care and Pharma Stocks for 2017—Whatever Happens to Obamacare

These biotech and health care companies will be just fine. To understand the uncertainty over what Donald Trump’s presidency will mean for health care, look no further than the stock…

Pensions&Investments | Money managers urge caution as uncertainty reigns following Trump victory

Money managers on Wednesday noted the election of Republican Donald J. Trump as the next president of the U.S. struck similar notes to the Brexit vote, increasing volatility and uncertainty…

Reuters | LPC: U.S. syndicated loans initially shrug off Trump historic upset

US syndicated loans are little changed and new deals in the queue are still expected to launch as markets start digesting Donald Trump’s surprise presidential election win. Longer-term views hinge…

Bloomberg Briefs | U.S. Election

Highland’s Okada Sees a Renewed Search for Yield Mark Okada, CIO and co-founder of Highland Capital Management, said in a third-quarter commentary that investor uncertainty will fall post-election and the firm…

Alt Credit Intelligence | Libor benefits and changing regulations

Chris Mawn, portfolio manager at Highland Capital Management, discusses how firms can exploit rising Libor for yield extraction using bank loans… PDF

Bloomberg Markets | It’s Party Time for Loan ETFs Offering Relief for Yieldless

Investors hurl cash at funds promising rates that aren’t zero Highland Capital and peers surge amid money-market defections It was all high-fives and slaps on the back for Mark Okada…

Mutual Fund Wire | Highland Takes Nasdaq

Top Brass at Dallas, Texas-based Highland Capital Management converged in midtown Manhattan yesterday, and it’s all thanks to a four-year-old ETF moving uptown. Highland co-founder and chief investment officer Mark…

Alt Credit Intelligence | Libor benefits and changing regulations

Chris Mawn, portfolio manager at Highland Capital Management, discusses how firms can exploit rising Libor for yield extraction using bank loans As we head into the 2016 homestretch, investors remain…

Nasdaq News | ETF Strategies for a Rising Rate Environment

The dual prospects of a Fed rate hike this year and the European Central Bank’s (ECB) tapering talks ahead ofits planned finish in Marchlately hinted at an imminent end to…

FundFire | Highland Grows Institutional Platform With Eden Hire

Fundfire Sep 30 – Highland Grows Institutional Platform With Eden Hire. Full Story – Here

Creditflux | Highland appoints its first global head of investor relations and marketing

Highland Capital Management has announced that it has hired Brad Eden as global head of marketing and investor relations. Full Story – Here 

FinAlternatives | Highland Names Eden As Global Marketing and IR Head

Global alternative credit manager Highland Capital Management has hired Brad Eden as the firm’s global head of marketing and investor relations. Eden will be focused on expanding the firm’s institutional…

ETF Trends | Revisiting Bank Loan ETFs for Income

Yield-hungry investors should look beyond the usual asset classes in their quest for income and that includes considering bank loans or senior loans, an asset class available several exchange traded…

Reuters | LPC: US leveraged loans set to float again as Libor rises

After eight years of fixed interest rates, leveraged loans are poised to once again be allowed to float freely, pegged to Libor, with the rate borrowers pay lenders increasing as…

Reuters | Surge in passive strategies will be boon – Hedge fund executive Okada

Money moving from hedge funds and other active investment managers to low-cost passive strategies will ultimately be a boon for professional money managers, according to Mark Okada, co-founder of Highland…

Alt Credit Intelligence | Energy and beyond

As distressed strategies experience an upswing in returns, Alt Credit Intelligence explores where the value lies and asks what the likelihood is of a distressed cycle hitting the US By…

ETF Trends | Senior Bank Loans: An Alternative Fixed-Income ETF Strategy

Yield-strapped investors seeking to augment their income should consider incorporating senior secured floating-rate bank loans and related exchange traded funds into their portfolios. A senior loan is a private loan…

Bloomberg | Highland Says Trump Would Boost Defense, Clinton Health Care

Republican seen boosting oil while Democrat would favor solar Materials sector may benefit either way, hedge fund firm says If you think Donald Trump is headed for victory, consider betting…

The Wall Street Journal | Coal Glut, Environmental Pushback Derail West Coast Port Plans

Once promising, exports to Asia have been undermined by oversupply, demise of port projects Western coal producers once saw exports to Asia as their future. For many, that dream is…

Investment & Pensions Europe | US Equities: Healthcare – A healthy prognosis

Recent developments in market structures and biotechnology augur well for the recovery of ailing US healthcare stocks At a glance • US healthcare stocks have performed badly recently but there…

Investment & Pensions Europe | US Equities: Implications of the US election

Joseph Mariathasan looks at what investors might expect from the two presidential hopefuls At a glance • The populist nature of the presidential election campaign is worrying many asset managers….

Bloomberg | S&P 500 Closes at Record Amid Deal Activity, Corporate Earnings

Softbank’s $32 billion ARM Holdings deal boosts chipmakers Dow average closes with fifth consecutive all-time high The S&P 500 Index closed at a record for the fifth time in six…

Bloomberg Markets | Navigating Post-Brexit Credit Markets

Trey Parker, head of credit at Highland Capital Management, examines credit markets in the post-Brexit environment. He speaks on “Bloomberg Markets.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Bloomberg | U.S. Stocks Retreat Amid Tepid Growth Outlook, Brexit Concerns

Fed meeting offered only brief reprieve from overseas anxiety Banks, industrials fail to maintain momentum after Yellen U.S. stocks erased gains in a late-day collapse after the Federal Reserve held…

Institutional Investor | 10 Top Money Managers Weigh In on U.S. Election

From George Soros to Jeffrey Gundiach, ten investor share their views on presidential front-runners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Full Story – Here

Financial Times | Prepare for President Trump, investors told

German magazine Der Spiegel sparked international controversy in February when it published an editorial under the headline “Donald Trump is the world’s most dangerous man”. Within three months of the…

Pensions & Investments | Foreign money managers make big push for business in Tokyo

Foreign money managers are opening sales and client service offices in Japan this year, anticipating growing offshore allocations from local asset owners as hopes for Abenomics fade. New business opportunities…

Institutional Investor | Pouring SALT on Hedge Funds’ Wounds in Vegas

The almost somber mood among investors and managers at this week’s annual SALT conference reflected hedge funds’ recent struggles. Hedge fund managers claim to love a good contrarian bet. And…

CNBC, Closing Bell | Okada: Watch this dollar

Mark Okada, Highland Capital Management CEO, discusses how the dollar is holding not just markets but the Fed in a tough spot. Full Story – Here

FundFire | Highland, Brevan Howard Build Out Retail Alts Funds

A handful of hedge fund firms are building out their retail product lines, tapping into new sources of capital at a time when investors are clamoring for lower fees. Each…

CNBC, Street Signs Asia | This is the one thing every one should be focused on

Highland Capital Management’s Mark Okada explains why the stock market, firms and the Fed are closely watching the direction of the dollar. Full Story – Here  

CNBC.com | Dow closes up triple digits despite Apple’s first 8-day losing streak since 1998

U.S. stocks closed higher Monday, the first trading day of the month, helped by a decline in the dollar index. Apple extended recent declines for its first eight-day losing streak…

Bloomberg | U.S. Stocks Rally as Health-Care, Energy Shares Lead a Rebound

Drug companies jump amid deal speculation, oil boosts energy S&P 500 bounces after its biggest decline since March 8 U.S. stocks advanced, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index posting…

Pensions & Investments | Korean public funds hesitant to outsource investing to SWF

Korea Investment Corp. is looking to leverage its expertise as a sovereign wealth fund invested entirely offshore on behalf of other local pension and public funds in the country, but…

Bloomberg | Crude Oil Rally Pushes S&P 500 Index to Fourth Weekly Advance

Oil up 47 percent with stocks gaining 11 percent since Feb. 11 Central bank commentary to continue next week with Fed, BOE For all the obsessing over central banks, in…

Barron’s | Argentina’s Huge Upcoming Debt Issuance Attracts Plenty Of Interest

Argentina finally looks like it will reenter global capital markets after brokering a deal with bondholders that had kept the country from issuing debt on the world stage, a major departure…

Bloomberg | Leveraged Capital – Trey Parker, Highland Capital Q&A

Tech may prove to be a busy sector for loan issuance this year, says Trey Parker, partner, portfolio manager and head of credit at Highland Capital Management, which has $13…

Alt Credit Intelligence | Seeking distressed situations

Highland’s Trey Parker discusses opportunities in stressed and distressed credit with Alt Credit Intelligence. Read the full story here.  

Alt Credit Intelligence | CLOs: Recognising the right kind of risk

Collateralized Loan Obligations: Recognizing the Right Kind of Risk Highland Capital Management’s Mark Okada explains the risks associated with CLOs, and why those who understand them may have an opportunity…

Reuters | US leveraged loans hit turbulence, but will avert a crisis repeat

Dec 17 The leveraged finance market is not set to repeat the credit crisis of 2007-2008 despite severe dislocation in the credit markets at year end after a slump in…

Bloomberg | Highland to Open Tokyo Office

Dallas-based asset manager to open Tokyo office in April 2016 Highland to sell fixed-rate products to Japanese pensions Highland Capital Management, which has $22.1 billion under management, plans to open…

Hedge Week | Hedge fund manager Highland Capital Management appoints new president of institutional products

Dallas-based alternative investment manager Highland Capital Management has appointed Terry Jones as President of Institutional Products.  Jones will report to James Dondero (pictured), Co-Founder and President for Highland Capital Management,…

FIN alternatives | Highland Capital Management Hires Seaver For Institutional Sales Slot

Highland Capital Management has hired former Loomis Sayles executive Jeff Seaver as managing director responsible for further developing institutional investor relationships, particularly with U.S. pensions and insurance companies. Seaver will…

CNBC | Case for Fed to rip rate Band-Aid: Bond investor

The Federal Reserve should increase rates for the first time in nine years at next month’s meeting because it won’t hurt the economy and the financial markets are ready, said…

Daily Alts | Highland Capital Adds Trio of Hedge Fund Beta ETFs

Dallas-based Highland Capital Management has made several moves to bolster its alternative offerings in 2015. Earlier this year, the company announced plans to launch a series of 17 alternative ETFs….

Liquid Alternative Investing: Views From The Experts

Finding Low Correlation To Diversify A Portfolio Michael Gregory, Global Head and CIO, Highland Alternative Investors, Highland Capital Management 
 To build the appropriate portfolio for a client, it is important to…

CNBC | Fed policy is ‘trickle down’ on steroids: Economist

The Federal Reserve’s near-zero interest rate policy amounts to trickle-down economics and will not fix the U.S. economy, Mark Vitner, senior economist at Wells Fargo Securities said on Tuesday. “It’s…

IGNITES | Highland Packs Pipeline with ETFs, Alts in Retail Push

In a bid to expand its retail presence, Highland Capital Management launched a platform last month that unifies its research, risk management and investment processes for liquid alternative mutual funds. The…

Investment News | Highland Capital ramps up liquid alternative strategy push

Catching the wave of the fast-growing category, asset manager plans to launch new platform for alts Highland Capital Management is ramping up its focus on liquid alternative investments by carving…

Institutional Investor | How GOP Policies May Affect Health Care Stocks in 2015

By Jan Alexander | Investment managers come in many political stripes. But regardless of where an investor falls on the political spectrum, those who specialize in health care have at…

Highland Capital Management Wins $40 Million Verdict Against Credit Suisse-James Dondero

Jury Finds Swiss Bank Fraudulently Induced Funds Managed by Highland Capital Management to Participate in 2007 Refinancing of Lake Las Vegas Development DALLAS, Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Highland Capital…

Institutional Investor | The Federal Reserve’s Dual-Mandate Dilemma-James Dondero

By James Dondero and Mark Okada The shadow of the Great Depression was fresh in the minds of the U.S. public when World War II drew to a close in…

Pensions & Investments | Best Places to Work in Money Management-James Dondero

At Highland Capital Management, L.P., healthcare is free of premiums and deductibles. Breakfast foods are available for staff to prepare, lunches are free up to an allowance of $15 daily…

Pensions & Investments | Ingredients for a great place to work

BY NANCY K. WEBMAN | DECEMBER 8, 2014 Twenty-nine firms are ranked as this year’s Best Places to Work in Money Management. That includes eight companies that have made the list each year…

CNBC | Japan machinery orders rise 4.7% in August

Japan’s core machinery orders, a leading indicator of capital spending, rose for the third straight month in August. Core machinery orders rose 4.7 percent on month in August, above expectations…

ETF Trends | Senior Loan ETFs Still Have Rising Rates Appeal

By Tom Lydon | With the Federal Reserve expected to tighten its monetary policy soon, investors can utilize floating-rate, high-yield, senior loan exchange traded funds to hedge against a rising…

Success Magazine | How One Boy’s Good Deed Snowballed

What would you do if you found a $20 bill? Eight-year-old Myles Eckert excitedly picked up a twenty from a snow-covered parking lot at a Cracker Barrel restaurant off I-475 in suburban…

Dallas Morning News | SMU’s Tower Scholars Program Receives Over $4 Million in Gifts

Gifts totaling more than $4 million will endow and provide operational support for the new Tower Scholars Program at Southern Methodist University. The program provides an immersion experience for undergraduates…

Daily Alts | Highland Capital Moves into Non-Traded Product Space

Highland Capital Management is a Dallas-based investment management firm with $19 billion in assets under management and a significant presence in the liquid alts space…[I]n late July, the firm demonstrated…

Bloomberg | Junk Bonds Lure $680 Million as Demand Reappears: Credit Markets

For the first time in more than a month, investors are putting more money into junk-bond funds than they’re withdrawing as the market recovers from its biggest slump in a…

The Wall Street Journal | Blockbuster Movies Fuel Big Wins for Hedge-Fund Investors

When it came to Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. LGF -0.21% and MGM Holdings Inc.,Carl Icahn yelled “cut” too early. Box-office hits including “The Hunger Games,” “The Hobbit” and “22 Jump Street” have revived the once-struggling movie…

Hedge Week | Highland Capital Management now compliant with Global Investment Performance Standards

Dallas-based investment management firm Highland Capital Management is now compliant with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) and has been independently verified for the period of 1 January 2009 to…

Bloomberg Businessweek | Leveraged Loan Funds Lag Behind Benchmark as Inflows Fade

Mark Okada, chief investment officer of Highland Capital Management LP. Photographer: Munshi Ahmed/Bloomberg U.S. mutual funds that focus on speculative-grade corporate loans are underperforming a benchmark as investors stage the…

CNBC | New market mantra! Sell in May, ‘trade away’: CIO

Investors can’t sit on stock or bond index funds this year and expect to make money, Highland Capital co-founder Mark Okada said Friday in a CNBC interview. “You got to work…

Barron’s | Collateralized Loans Back in Favor

By Michael Aneiro Mention any investment that starts with the word “collateralized” and ends with the word “obligation” and an average investor will likely respond with glazed eyes or financial-crisis…

Pensions & Investments | Boy’s $20 gift may snowball into as much as $2 million

A boy’s re-gifting of a found $20 bill to a uniformed soldier inspired Highland Capital Management LP, Dallas, to issue a challenge grant to support Snowball Express Inc… Full Story…

LSTA | Loan ETFs Have Seen Dramatic Growth Among Investors

Investor interest in the senior secured floating rate loan asset class has grown dramatically in recent year, fueled by concerns over rising interest rates and the desire for risk-adjusted returns….

D CEO Magazine | Hedge Funds Get Transparent

Facing scrutiny from regulators and investors alike, Funds here and elsewhere are opening up about where and how they do business. For North Texas hedge-fund managers, it may not necessarily…

The Hollywood Reporter | How MGM Rode ‘The Hobbit’ to a Possible IPO Payday

“The world is our oyster,” says a board member of the once-floundering studio, now riding high as Tolkien and James Bond franchises spark stock spikes and deal buzz. In December…

CNBC | Confirmation seen for ‘feisty lady’ Yellen

Janet Yellen—the Federal Reserve’s No. 2—should be easily confirmed as the new chair, two former Fed economists told CNBC on Wednesday. “She has the knowledge, the experience. She has worked…

CNBC Stock Blog | Best investment ideas in this ‘stock picker’ market

With the Fed’s taper plans looming, investors can expect more big declines after the latest market sell-off, but that could create opportunities for stock pickers, top strategists told CNBC on Friday….

Prospect News | Highland Capital Likes Loan Market, Touts CLO As ‘Best Way’ To Play It

Highland Capital Management, L.P. said the bank loan market “makes sense for investors,” even amid recent Federal Reserve-related volatility, but added that “the best way” for investors to play in…

Prospect News | Highland Sees Little Gain for High Yield, Expects Boom in Distressed

Highland Capital Management, LP does not see much improvement for the recently battered high yield market in the remainder of the year, believing that fixed-income investors will do better in…

The Dallas Morning News | Dallas company’s million-dollar gift will help improve math education

Highland Capital Management, an investment management and global alternative credit firm in Dallas, has donated $1 million to Reasoning Mind, a Texas-based nonprofit program committed to improving math education in the U.S. About half…

The Dallas Weekly | GrowSouth Initiative receives second major donation

Mayor Mike Rawlings announced last week that Dallas-based Highland Capital Management, L.P., has stepped forward to donate $50,000 to the GrowSouth Community Fund, held at the Communities Foundation of Texas….

CNBC | Okada on Three Opportunities That May Offer Attractive Returns

The current state of the U.S. economy is nothing if not conflicted. Most recently, investors cheered the performance of the manufacturing sector during April, but their optimism was quickly tempered…

Reuters | Bank balance sheet concerns hamper LBOs

New York, April 5 (RLPC) – Banks appear to have thrown wide open the door for private equity deal making. They are charging gentler fees for leveraged loans, one of…

Barron’s | A Lender Be to Private Equity

These are not the best of times for private equity. The campaign for the Republican presidential nomination by former Bain Capital head Mitt Romney has shone an uncomfortable light on…

Pensions & Investments | Highland Capital Management adds marketer

Brian Rice joined credit manager Highland Capital Management as a marketer and managing director. The New York-based position is new, confirmed Michelle Lam, a spokeswoman, in an e-mail. He is…

New York Times | Developers Sense the Time Is Right to Play Off the Aura of West Chelsea

Frank Gehry’s IAC building was a shot of glamour for West Chelsea when it was built in 2007, an almost ethereal assemblage of white, sail-like forms at 18th Street and…

Reuters Insider | Senior Secured Loans vs. Other Asset Classes

In a joint 16-minute video webcast presented by Thomson Reuters LPC and Highland Capital Management, Mark Okada, Co-founder and Chief Investment Officer at Highland, provides a manager’s perspective on what makes loans…

Dallas Business Journal | Atmos Energy, Highland Capital make museum donations

The Museum of Nature & Science in Dallas has announced two $1-million challenge grants from Highland Capital Management LP and Atmos Energy Corp. that will extend matching gift opportunities for the new…

The Dallas Morning News | Perot Museum fund drive closes in on $185 million goal

Eagle-eyed Forrest Hoglund, chairman of the Perot Museum of Nature & Science expansion campaign, can see the finish line of the $185 million project from here. The campaign stands at $170 million. His vision…

Morningstar | Winners and Losers Emerging After Health-Care Reform

The biggest structural change in 45 years to the health-care sector is creating opportunities in pharmaceutical stocks while pressuring health-care providers, says Highland’s Michael Gregory. Mallory Horejs: My name is…

Barron’s | Let’s Take a Look at Michael Gregory’s Healthcare Outlook

Although still in its infancy, Obamacare has worked out very well so far for Michael Gregory. The 33-year-old hasn’t required any special medical attention — but his portfolio has reaped…

Institutional Investor | Investors Tepid on Junk Bonds

Low interest and default rates made high-yield bonds attractive to nonprofit investors after the financial crisis peaked in 2008, but the current prognosis for these investments is considerably bleaker. The…

Dallas Business Journal | Texas real estate recovery continues to outpace U.S., source says

Highland Capital Management’s Ted Dameris is bullish on the Texas real estate market, but when it comes to the U.S. economy — he’s a little bearish. The uncertainty of U.S. regulations, coupled…

The Dallas Morning News | Fear feeds risk of recession, Dallas-area business leaders say

Dallas-Fort Worth business leaders believe the national economy has a 50-50 chance of sliding back into recession. And if it does, fear will be the tipping point more than hard-core…

Reuters | Loan Matters: Heightened Risk Aversion

Mark Okada, co-founder and CIO of Highland, sat down with Ioana Barza, Director of Analytics for Thomson Reuters LPC, for a seven minute video interview as part of Thomson Reuters Loan Matters series…

Euromoney | US Debt Markets: Record high-Yield Issuance Drives US Debt Boom

Investors are gorging on every part of the US debt spectrum, but especially high yield. Returns are high, volumes are at record levels and spreads are tightening. Is it too…

The Dallas Morning News | Highland Capital moving to Uptown from Far North Dallas

A Dallas-based international investment firm is moving its offices from Far North Dallas to Uptown. Highland Capital Management LP’s move from the Galleria to the Crescent complex is the latest…

Reuters | Investors seek return in stressed loans

Investor appetite for US leveraged loans has pushed average bids to a four-year high in the secondary loan trading market which is encouraging portfolio managers to consider buying stressed or…

Barron’s | Investors Give Stocks a Second Look

This love affair had to cool down, even if it’s just a momentary lull. Assets in U.S. diversified stock funds rebounded to $3.4 trillion from $2.99 trillion during 2010, and…

The Wall Street Journal | Party Goes On in Corporates

Think of the credit markets in 2010 as the midpoint of a wild party stoked with free-flowing money courtesy of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. The festivities look ready to…

The Wall Street Journal | Yield-Hungry Buyers Plumb Bond Market’s Depths

Investors hungry for yield are being advised to start feeding along the very bottom of the credit ratings scale and buy high-interest triple-C-rated bonds, the bottom tier of speculative-grade corporate…

The Street | Which Drug Stocks May Get a Lift Next Year

Compromise on Capitol Hill, cheap valuations and consolidation among drug companies will propel health-care stocks in 2011, says Michael Gregory, manager of the Highland Long/Short Healthcare Fund (HHCAX). The mutual fund is up 10%…

Bloomberg | Companies Tap Loans for M&As, Payouts as U.S. Economy Gets Boost From Fed

Leveraged loans for acquisitions and dividends are outpacing the amount raised to repay debt as companies take advantage of a rally to triple issuance. The S&P/LSTA US Leveraged Loan 100 Index gained…

The New York Times | Once-Burned, Highland Is Bullish on Debt

After getting burned in the credit crisis, Highland Capital Management is optimistic again about high-yield debt. “Macro volatility will continue,” said Mark Okada, chief investment officer of Highland Capital. “That…



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