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Jie Hayes, FRM®

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Financial Risk Manager | FRM®

Investment Manager

Jie Hayes has over 18 years of institutional investment management experience. Prior to founding Songbird, she worked with Citi Alternative Investments as Vice President in Investments and Portfolio Risk Management.
During her nine years at Citi, she was a member of the investment team that managed over $12 billion assets at its peak, undertook research and development of an index to mimic merger arbitrage strategy returns, and led a team to perform a feasibility study on creating an Asian Fund of Hedge Fund portfolio.
Joining Citi Alternative Investments in 2002 as a risk manager, she was responsible for overseeing individual hedge funds and managed accounts $3.5 billion assets in aggregate. In 2004, her role evolved into strategy research and manager due diligence and selection in Event Driven and Special Situations investments for Fund of Hedge Fund portfolios as well as the alternative products provided to Citi global clients through Citi Private Banks and Smith Barney.
In 2011, Jie left Citigroup and founded Songbird Capital to provide cost-efficient, value-added and tailored investment programs for individual and institutional investors. Both Jie and Songbird Capital are actively involved in local non-profits such as United Front Against Riverblindness, Petey Greene and Princeton Cornorstone Community Kitchen and Minding Our Business, supporting those organizations through donations and voluntary work. She has been an investment committee member for Princeton United Methodist Church Endowment since 2009.
Jie is a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese. She was interviewed by Beijing TV in 2006 for the Documentary “Chinese Women on Wall Street”. In 2017, Jie became one of “Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Awards" recipients.
  • MBA in Finance, Zicklin School of Business - Baruch College/CUNY
  • Financial Risk Manager charter holder since 2000
  • Series 65 CRD# 5940185
  • Interests in sports, music and travel

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