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What services are offered by Highland Funds?

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Highland Funds is an investment firm offering management services for mutual funds, hedge funds, collateralized loan obligations, and distressed and special situations equity, according to the company's website. It offers investment in funds such as fixed income, equity, asset allocation and exchanged-traded funds, or EFTs. Its client base includes governments, public pension plans, financial institutions, endowments and high-net-worth individuals. It specializes in alternative credit and equity across varying structures and asset classes.

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Highland Funds invests its fixed income funds in municipal bonds, government debt, investment-grade debt and high-yield corporate debt, along with asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities, states the company's website. It also offers equity mutual funds of varying sizes and styles. Its asset-allocation mutual funds include fixed or variable allocations to asset classes such as stocks, bonds and cash equivalents. Highland's EFT securities track commodities, index funds or a basket of assets that trade on an exchange similar to a stock exchange. Other investments are in alternative products such as managed futures, short and long-term credit-oriented products, real estate, and other hard assets.

Highland Funds is an SEC-registered firm with $21 billion in assets under management as of 2015, reports the company's website. Its headquarters is in Dallas, and it has offices in New York, Sao Paulo, Singapore and Seoul.

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