Kyle Bass

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J. Kyle Bass (born September 7, 1969) is the founder and principal of Hayman Capital Management, L.P., a Dallas-based Hedge fund. Bass became well-known after successfully predicting and benefitting from the subprime mortgage crisis by purchasing credit default swaps on subprime securities issued by various investment banks (similar to shorting the bonds).

Quotes[edit]

  • Buying gold is just buying a put against the idiocy of the political cycle. It's that simple.
    • BBC HARDTalk interview, 15 November 2011.
  • You can't hate the mirror because you're ugly.
    • BBC HARDTalk interview, 15 November 2011.
  • Capitalism without bankruptcy is like Christianity without Hell.
    • BBC HARDTalk interview, 15 November 2011.
  • They put lipstick on the pig to try to sell it to somebody that didn't know what they were buying.
    • CNBC House of Cards interview, 2009.
  • As we walked out of that room, he put his arm around me and said 'That's a very compelling presentation, and God, we hope you're wrong.
    • CNBC House of Cards interview, 2009.

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