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Jie Hayes, FRM®

Portfolio Manager

What I do

Founding Principal / Portfolio Manager

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Financial Risk Manager | FRM®


Jie has over 20 years of institutional investment management experience. Prior to founding Songbird, she worked with Citi Alternative Investments as Vice President in Investment Management and Portfolio Risk Management.

Jie joined Citi Alternative Investments in 2002 as a risk manager responsible for overseeing individual hedge funds and managed accounts with $3.5 billion assets in aggregate. In 2004, she joined the team responsible for strategy research, due diligence, and manager selection. There she focused on Event Driven and Special Situations strategies. As a member of an investment team managing over $12 billion assets, Jie developed an index to mimic merger arbitrage strategy returns and led a team to determine the feasibility of creating an Asian Fund of Hedge Funds.

In 2011, Jie left Citigroup and founded Songbird Capital to provide cost-efficient, value-added and tailored investment programs to individuals and institutions. Songbird Capital is actively involved in local non-profits such as United Front Against River Blindness, Petey Greene, Princeton Cornerstone Community Kitchen, and Minding Our Business, supporting those organizations through donations and volunteer work. She has been an endowment committee member for the Princeton United Methodist Church Endowment since 2009 and serves on the board of trustees for the United Methodist Stewardship Foundation of Greater New Jersey.

Jie was interviewed by Beijing TV in 2006 for their documentary “Chinese Women on Wall Street”. In 2017, Jie became one of “Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business” award recipients.

  • MBA in Finance, Zicklin School of Business - Baruch College/CUNY
  • FRM (Financial Risk Manager) Charterholder since 2000
  • Series 65 (CRD# 5940185)

About me

Andrew Hayes, CFA®

Portfolio Manager

What I do

Principal / Portfolio Manager
Chartered Financial Analyst | CFA®


Andrew has over 20 years of institutional investment management experience. Prior to joining Songbird, he worked with Morgan Stanley’s Alternative Investment Partners, a $12 billion manager of private equity funds.

Andrew joined Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners in 2002 as a portfolio analyst responsible for evaluating private equity managers, and performance reporting. During his 17 years with the firm he managed cash, currency hedging, investment monitoring, and developed numerous financial tools which were integrated into a., “private equity portal’ serving all the data needs of the business. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Andrew worked in financial services roles in management consulting, trading and technology including several years in Japan and China.

In 2019, Andrew joined Songbird Capital to focus on helping individuals manage their investments and helping institutions establish or improve their portfolio management technology and operations. In his free time, Andrew enjoys the outdoors, fine wines, cooking, and song writing.

  • MBA in Finance, New York University, Stern School of Business
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (charter number 75819)
  • Registered Investment Advisor Representative (CRD# 4537312)

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