Hayman Capital's Swank Dies In Crash

Dec 7 2012 | 10:20am ET

Hayman Capital Management's Wes Swank died Tuesday in a car accident in Dallas. He was 31.

Swank was found in his car less than a mile from his home in Dallas' Oak Lawn neighborhood, police said. The Mercedes had struck a tree along north Dallas' Turtle Creek; eyewitnesses told police that he had been speeding.

Swank was managing director for energy and natural resources for Dallas-based Hayman Capital. He joined the hedge fund in March 2008 from Citigroup, where he was a member of the mergers and acquisitions group.

"It is amazing how we have so much and so little control over our lives at the same time," Hayman Capital founder Kyle Bass wrote to friends and colleagues on Wednesday. "Wes was one of the most intelligent, thoughtful, caring and vibrant individuals I have ever known. We are suffering a profound and deep sense of loss throughout the entire Hayman family, and our world has been forever changed by the loss of this great man."

Swank, a Houston native and alumnus of the Virginia Military Institute and Stanford University, is survived by his wife of two-and-a-half years, Allison Gerard, and a 3-month-old daughter, Charlotte.

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