A Hedge Fund Giant is Born

Published on
January 21st, 2019
9 minutes

A Hedge Fund Giant is Born

How I Got My Start in Finance ·
Featuring Kyle Bass

Published on: January 21st, 2019 • Duration: 9 minutes

Legendary hedge fund investor Kyle Bass recalls the start of his career in a conversation with Real Vision's Raoul Pal. Winding from changing his major at TCU, to working for big names on Wall Street, to launching his own firm, Bass tells the story of his meteoric rise in the finance industry. The full version of the piece which this is excerpted from was published on Real Vision on January 30, 2015.


  • CB
    Conor B.
    22 January 2019 @ 16:43
  • DS
    David S.
    22 January 2019 @ 16:29
    There are many great RVTV presentations that new subscribers have not seen, and long-term subscribers would enjoy seeing again. It should be noted that this is a tease from an old presentation and a link to that video for those that are interested. DLS
  • KC
    Kenneth C.
    22 January 2019 @ 15:49
    the original interview was "free content" that I saw over at zero hedge 2 years ago, that made me ask what is Real Vision, and ultimately led to me getting my son a subscription and then my own.
  • SS
    S S.
    21 January 2019 @ 20:30
    I think this is an old interview because Raoul looks way thinner now. It was still great regardless
    • df
      dillon f.
      22 January 2019 @ 06:50
      Plus, Kyle has more hair.
  • M.
    Milton .. | Founder
    22 January 2019 @ 05:47
    Hello everyone - This is indeed a clip from the first interview with Kyle here which I deeply recommend: https://www.realvision.com/tv/shows/the-chain/videos/raoul-pal-kyle-bass We are working on sorting these clips so you'll know it's part of a larger interview. There are a lot of great pieces from the past that I'm sure not everyone has watched. Patience my dear friends, we're getting there! M
  • OS
    Ollie S.
    21 January 2019 @ 21:32
    C'mon! This is snip-its from a years old, long form interview. I have to wade through repackaged content now? Its presumably a free teaser & that's why it's appearing under the latest videos on the app!? This is so inconvenient. As a consumer who has limited time part of the reason for a paid subscription is that you've cut noise to signal well. If I had unlimited time I'd pirate content for free. I don't, I pay. I know RV has worked on reorganizing the delivery of content, please don't include previous content under "latest videos". Please. You guys have made amazing content & I rarely comment although often give thumbs up. I absolutely love RV, but going towards a main stream audience is the opposite of why I signed up. That bears repeating, media for a main stream audience is the opposite of why i signed up. I know I'm just one voice, but have seen echoes of this sentiment in other comments recently. This repackaged content just inclined me to comment. Remember music albums from the 80's where half the album was old songs and only some new. They stopped doing that right 😉. Thank you for all the access to stars of finance & Milton.
    • JW
      Joel W.
      22 January 2019 @ 03:17
      Ollie, thanks for your comment. I had a feeling that might be the case based on the guest and video length. You just saved me having to watch to find out. I suppose it makes sense to offer this kind of content for free to attract new users; however, it might be nice to mark it somehow so subscribing users know to skip it.
  • MP
    Matthew P.
    22 January 2019 @ 00:22
    This is not quality realvision content worth a subscription.
  • cl
    connor l.
    21 January 2019 @ 20:23
    Raoul Pal is a visionary. Thank you for drawing that out of Mr. Bass. Looking forward to more content from this interview.
  • BM
    Beth M.
    21 January 2019 @ 20:06
    Is this actually a new interview? When was is it shot?
  • DF
    Daniel F.
    21 January 2019 @ 13:19
    When Kyle says event-driven, does it mean trading based on news? In my mind then event-driven and macro seem to be hand-in-hand but I'm sure I'm wrong somewhere. Would someone care to clarify my misconception?
    • CM
      Christopher M.
      21 January 2019 @ 13:58
      My personal view is that you have to have an understanding of the news data etc to come. You build your thesis and allocate accordingly so your trades are in place before the data is released. Those damn "computers" means you have no time to wait until the news is released to place your trades.