John Hempton is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Bronte Capital. Residing out of the time zone with most of Bronte's competitors, Hempton brings a fresh and unique view to the firm. He also blogs about the collapse of American subprime housing and the unfolding global financial crisis in 2008. His blog has a wide following and is reported to be read by the White House. Hempton has been featured by various financial news organizations for his role in short selling Valeant.