Highland Capital Management Korea Limited is an investment management firm that runs a $147 million private equity capital focused on healthcare investments. This firm was founded by the National Pension Service of South Korea. The pension is currently valued at $499.8 billion with well over $400 billion in its Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute investments. According to Human Capital Management, there are specific healthcare objectives that determine how investment returns are projected. Nonetheless, these objectives are always strategic to the opportunities Highland Capital Management is able to pursue in the U.S., China and Korea. Read more about Highland Capital at prnewswire.com.
Highland Capital Management is managed by Stonebridge Capital, a private venture capital based in Korea. The investments made by HCM are normally aligned to the middle market healthcare companies in Asia and North America. HCM had reported at least $1.5 billion in their assets and fund structures as of May 2017.
The co-head and managing director of Highland Capital Management, Matt Jameson, notes that the U.S. healthcare industry is normally disrupted by a number of acute factors, especially when you are investing in the middle market. However, with the increase in demand for the U.S. to consider insured health for all persons, and the same trend in Asia, HCM has been experiencing an increased profit margin. As such, the company has come up with evolution to value-based investment structure that helps to identify potentially significant opportunities.
The management of HCM then takes into account every detail in the identified prospects before looking at possible long-only funds, credit hedge funds, special situation private equity and collateralized loan obligations. Once all these factors have been cleared, the investment firm determines whether that opportunity is worth investing into or not. HCM has also noted that there is need for investing in alternative markets such as short and long equities, emerging markets and natural resources.
As such, Highland Capital Management is considering to diversify its client base. For instance, the management has been looking into possible investment opportunities with public pension plans, high net-worth individuals, foundations, governments and fund of funds. Other competitive markets that are becoming readily available include financial institutions, corporations and endowments.
HCM has its headquarters in Dallas, Texas and other offices in Seoul, Sao Paolo, Singapore and New York. The company also boosts of at least $10 million worth of investments in other parts of the world. The firm is also committed to different forms of corporate social responsibility such as financial donations, advisory board involvement and volunteerism. Visit highlandcap.com to know more.