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J. Kyle Bass

Founder and CEO, Conservation Equity Management, LP
J. Kyle Bass

J. Kyle Bass is a Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Conservation Equity Management, an environmental sustainability private equity firm founded in 2021. Bass is an avid landowner and conservationist in the state of Texas since 2003. He is also the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Hayman Capital Management, an investment manager of private funds focused on global event-driven opportunities.Mr. Bass is a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the recipient of the 2019 Foreign Policy Association Medal for his responsible internationalism. Mr. Bass has testified as an expert witness before the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, and the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. Mr. Bass is a founding member of the Committee on the Present Danger: China. Mr. Bass has spoken on global economics, national security, geopolitics, and the architecture of the Chinese financial system at various universities, including Columbia, Yale, Harvard, Stanford, UC Berkeley, University of Chicago, University of Texas, and the University of Virginia. Mr. Bass is the former Chair of the Risk Committee of the Board of Directors of the University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO). Formerly, he was a Managing Director at Legg Mason and a Senior Managing Director at Bear Stearns. He serves on the Executive Advisory Board of the George W. Bush Presidential Center. Bass serves on the boards of the Texas Wildlife Association Foundation, Texas Department of Public Safety Foundation, and The Quad Fund.