Surprising Highland Capital Management’s Q3

On 3 February 2016, James Dondero’s Highland Capital Management released it Q3 (third quarterly) financial report. Their overall hedge fund portfolio suffered a reduction to $3.42 billion from its previous quarter at $4.91billion. This simultaneously affected their allocations to various sectors that fall under the hedge fund portfolio. The reductions are as follows: Healthcare at 20%, Information technology and finance at 18% each, energy at 12% and lastly, consumer discretionary at 10%. These sectors have allocations, which are below the previous quarter.

Additionally, the company sold out its stock in Spdr Series Trust, Nexpoint Cr Strategies Fd, Mckesson Corp, Envision Healthcare Holdings, and Laboratory Corp Amer Holdings. However, it is unclear what the reasons for the sale of their stocks were.
However, it the company did not suffer losses only with their reduced portfolio. Between the Q2 and Q3, the company made purchases to several companies, therefore increasing their assets. These companies include Spdr S&P 500 (1.96%), Amazon Com Inc (0.68%), Eagle Pharmaceutical Inc (0.52%), Danaher Corp Del (0.5%) and Intra cellular Therapies Inc (0.46%).James Dondero, commonly known as Jim, is the co-founder of the Highland Capital Management. He started the company in 1993 and has continuously led the company. Jim started out as a Certified Financial Analyst before starting the company. He majored in Accounts and Finance in the University of Virginia and graduated with the highest honors. Initially, he worked for American Express as a Portfolio Manager.

 He also is a member of the Board of Directors at American Banknote and MGM. James Dondero is importantly the chairperson of the Board at NexBank and CCS Medical Corporation.
Apart from working like a CFA analyst at Highland Capital Management, he is also a philanthropist. He gives back to the society by supporting veteran affairs, public policy and education. His works have influenced many people especially the young, and he continues to do so.References
Octafinance,. “HIGHLAND CAPITAL MANAGEMENT Top 10 Holdings In Q3 2015 – Octafinance”. N.p., 2016. Web. 16 Feb. 2016. via http://www.octafinance.com/highland-capital-management-top-10-holdings-in-q3-2015/352793/

Doe Deere: Beauty Boffin

These days, more and more people are raging against the machine by developing an unconventional aesthetic appeal that gives them a distinct identity while demonstrating the presence of a divergent ideology. One individual who has adopted this approach to the beauty world is Doe Deere. As a beauty boffin whose deepest passion is exploring how cosmetics and clothes can be appropriated to give an individual a distinct appearance, Doe Deere is all about breaking rules that pertain to fashion and clothing. Here are just a few of the rules she likes to break:

1. Don’t Mix And Match Too Many Colors.

Many fashion experts say utilizing too many colors with one outfit is over the top. Doe Deere begs to differ. She loves putting together a wide range of colors for the purpose of developing an iconoclastic, original aesthetic that shows the world how distinct and different the aesthetic realm can really be.

2. Dress Your Age.

Doe Deere kissed this rule goodbye a long time ago. She believes that anyone can wear anything, even clothes that are deemed indigenous to a specific age group. One of Deere’s biggest icons is Betty Johnson, and she loves how the fashion expert still wears tutus now that she has reached her 70s.

3. You Can Only Wear Clothes That Are Appropriate For The Occasion.

Deere disregards this rule. She loves wearing dressy clothes to casual events. She believes that clothing items can be enjoyed at any time, meaning that they don’t have to be reserved for special events.

More On Doe Deere

As an individual who has been in love with the world of fashion and beauty since youth, Doe Deere’s passion for these realms remains strong.

These days, Deere is pleased to have turned her passion for fashion into a business. Called Lime Crime, the business is all about providing people with top notch cosmetics which enable them to create a unique look that sets them apart.