William O. Perkins, III, Hedge Fund Manager, Film Producer, and Spend It All Before You Die Guru
William O. Perkins, III is an American hedge fund manager, film producer, and poker player from Houston, Texas. Known as the “Natural Gas King” and “Cowboy of Wall Street,” Perkins focuses on venture capital and energy markets. He founded Small Ventures USA, L.P. in 1997 and later joined Centaurus Energy in 2002. He has a 12-year history of energy derivatives trading, holding senior risk management and trading positions at AIG, El Paso Energy, and Statoil. Currently, he manages Houston-based energy hedge fund, Skylar Capital and serves as a Director of NorthernStar Natural Gas Inc.
A man who defies categorization, Perkins’ financial acumen has won him many fans with an unconventional approach to investing and life. The hedge fund manager has made plenty of money in a short time, but his philosophy sets him apart from most high net worth players: spend it all before you die…and have fun doing it.
Perkins’ unorthodox approach to investing has made him a maverick, especially in the rough and tumble cowboyesque world of energy trading. His tremendous success, refreshing attitude, and incomparable energy have made him in-demand by major media outlets, and he’s been interviewed on CNBC, featured on the front page of The Wall Street Journal, and more.
Perkins’ versatility, bigger-than-life lifestyle, and shrewd insights into the world of business, investment and personal and professional success leave audiences informed and electrified.