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Dallas Hedge Fund Hires New Directors

Mar 12, 2013
Jing Chen

Dallas-based hedge fund Highland Capital Management has appointed two senior executives to the firm.

In a statement released Tuesday, alternative credit manager Highland announced that Nikki Aquino Gil and David Lyon have joined the firm as director of business development and director of client services, respectively.

In Gil’s new role, she was be responsible for developing and executing the firm’s global growth “initiatives related to new products, fund formation, strategic growth and asset gathering.” Prior to Highland, Gil was a director in global markets at Bank of America Merrill Lunch, where she oversaw the bank’s mutual fund and hedge fund client relationships.

Lyon will be guiding prospective investors through due diligence and funding processes and overseeing ongoing client service and communication in his new position. He was previously the director at private equity firm TPG Capital where he maintained and reviewed internal and external performance reporting.

Founded in 1993 by Jim Dondero and Mark Okada, Highland manages about $18 billion of assets under management.


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