DALLAS, December 10, 2013 – Highland Capital Management, L.P. (“Highland”), a Dallas-based investment management firm, which together with its affiliates has approximately $18 billion in assets under management, today announced the promotion of Jess Larsen to Head of Institutional Sales and Marketing.
In this position, Larsen is responsible for business development and managing institutional relationships worldwide. He will be based in Dallas and will report to Mark Okada, Highland’s Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer.
“We are pleased to leverage Jess’ experience and relationships to further expand our institutional reach. His background in international sales will be instrumental in helping further our global marketing effort as we service investors around the globe,” said Okada.
Prior to his promotion, Larsen acted as Managing Director and Head of Business Development in Europe. Before joining Highland in September 2012, Larsen was at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London where he was Director, Capital Introductions. While at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, his coverage responsibilities included institutional investors such as pension funds, sovereign funds, family offices and insurance companies in the UK, Nordic and Middle East regions.
Prior to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Larsen was a Partner at hedge funds VCM Fund Management and Range Capital. He also has experience at UBS Wealth Management and HSBC Private Bank. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Copenhagen Business School in Denmark.
“With continued global demand for hedge fund, private equity and fixed income investment strategies, we see tremendous opportunities for growth and I’m looking forward to leading the charge,” Larsen said.
About Highland Capital Management
Highland Capital Management is an SEC-registered investment adviser which, together with its affiliates, has approximately $18 billion of assets under management. Founded in 1993 by Jim Dondero and Mark Okada, Highland is one of the largest and most experienced global alternative credit managers. Highland’s strategies include collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), high yield bonds, distressed credit, public and private equities, structured products and natural resources.