Kyle Bass founded Dallas-based hedge fund Hayman Advisors in 2005. Kyle Bass gained prominence after his bets against the subprime market. Hayman Advisors returned 20.3% in 2006 and 216.6% in 2007. The hedge fund also gained 6.1% in 2008 and around 9% in 2009. Prior to Hayman Advisors, Kyle Bass worked at Bear Stearns and Legg Mason. Kyle Bass has a B.A. degree from Texas Christian University.