jie_hayesJie Hayes has over 16 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.

Prior to joining Citi, Jie was a risk manager at PlusFunds, an index fund of funds from 1999 to 2001.

Education & Qualification:

  • MBA in Finance, Zicklin School of Business – Baruch College / CUNY
  • Financial Risk Manager charter holder since 2000
  • Series 65 CRD# 5940185

Affiliations:  PUMC Endowment Investment Committee since 2009

Interests: Sports, Music and Travel

Jie is a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese. She was interviewed by Beijing TV in 2006 for the Documentary “Chinese Women on Wall Street”.