Highland Associates and Strategic Capital Investment formed a strategic alliance with a focus on providing investment consulting services to the health care industry. Highland specializes in financial and investment consulting services for large hospitals and health care systems. Strategic Capital offers investment consulting services to institutional investors, particularly employee benefit plans. Daniel R. Gross and Russell K. LaBarge founded Strategic Capital in January, after leaving senior consulting positions with J.H. Ellwood and Ennis, Knupp, respectively.