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Your Heavy Metal CFO, Cassio Audi

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Brazilian born Cassio Audi is most well know of his endeavors as a very successful investments manager. Despite his business and financial successes, Cassio Audi can not simply be defined as a business leader. His interests are much too varied for that.

Most of us would not look at a Chief Financial Officer of major corporations and think, “heavy metal.” But this music genre is where Cassio Audi planted his roots. Audi was one of the founding members of the heavy metal band, Viper, which formed in 1985. All of the band members were in their teens, and Cassio was the band’s drummer.

The band recorded their first demo, called “The Killera Sword,” that same year. Viper released it’s first album, titled “Soldiers of Sunrise” just two years later in 1987. Speaking about recording the album, former band member, Andre Matos said,“The whole record was done basically in a week. It was like, ‘One, two, three, go,’ and the whole background was recorded almost live.”

The album was very successful in Brazil. The ‘Soldiers of Sunrise’ album, which featured nine songs, was also re-released in Japan, Russia, Greece and South Korea. To date, Soldiers of Sunrise is still considered one of the best Latin American heavy metal albums.

In 1989, Cassio Audi left Viper, as he felt that Life was leading him into a different direction.

He was correct.

Audi changed his passion from music to finance. He received a bachelor’s degree in Business administration from Pontifical Catholic University. Audi later received his MBA from Sao Paulo University.

Cassio Audi started his professional career in finance when he joined J.P. Morgan Chase in 1992. Since that time, his risen to the status of Expert in the field of investment management. In the past 23 years, Cassio Audi has held many top positions in finance, including as CFO for multiple corporations.

At Nexpoint Credit Strategies Fund (NYSE:NHF) – Highland Capital is Ups it’s Stake

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Highland Capital Management, L.P as of late ventured up their position in Nexpoint Credit Strategies Fund – NYSE:NHF, as indicated by the new SEC documenting. Presently, the store has 793,036 shares of the organization, which is 5.0% of the remarkable regular Stock, while Highland’s director James D. Dondero profitably claims 3.01 million shares at Nexpoint Credit Strategies, which represents an astounding 18.8% of the organization’s aggregate float. Toward the finishing of the second from last quarter, Highland revealed owning approximately $11.68 millions of shares at Nexpoint as it purchased 20,286 new shares of the organization in the period. This makes it the biggest partner in the organization, after Morgan Stanley, which claims over $16.77 million worth of NYSE:NHF shares. Nexpoint Credit Strategies Fund is overseen by NexPoint Advisors, and a partner of Highland Capital Management.

Nexpoint Credit is not quite the same as the normal CEFs as it endeavors to surpass the arrival of the CS Hedge Fund & the HFR Global Hedge Fund Indexes. Indeed, even after the turn off, Nexpoint Credit kept heaping up its real estate resources through partnered REITs, Highland Real Estate Capital REIT and the Freedom REIT. The majority of the reserve’s properties are subsidiary possessions, either under the name of Highland Capital or James D. Dondero.

Mr. Dondero has over 30 years of association in value & credit markets, as he focused exceptionally on high return investment. After the launching of Highland Capital in 1993, the firm has been a pioneer in the market change of the Collateralized Loan Obligation – CLO among which it is setting up credit associated solutions for retail & institutional investors around the globe. The provisions of the award scoping product incorporate institutional separate records, hedge funds, CLOs, private equity funds, ETFs, shared assets, and REITs.

James Dondero is an alum from the Virginia University where he achieved his highest honors in Beta Alpha Psi & Beta Gamma Sigma from the McIntire School of Commerce with twofold majors in Finance & Accounting. Besides, he has been approved as Certified Management Accountant – CMA, Certified Public Accountant – CPA, and Chartered Financial Analyst – CFA. Mr. Dondero is part of the leader at Cornerstone Healthcare, CCS Medical & NexBank whereby he acts as the chairperson. With his great experience, Dondero more so plays a role in the boards of MGM Studios & American Banknote.