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Jie Hayes, FRM®

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 an “Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business” award recipient.

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

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