University of Rochester

Advancement Awards

Gregory S. Hayt

’92S (MS)


Gregory Hayt is the president and chief risk officer of Paloma Partners Management Company (PPMC), a $5.5 billion multi-strategy hedge fund. Mr. Hayt manages all of PPMC’s activities related to the Paloma Fund, which is one of the longest-running hedge funds and has a focus on quantitative and relative value strategies.

Mr. Hayt earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating magna cum laude in 1982. Following his undergraduate studies, he attended the University of Rochester’s Simon Business School, where he received his master’s degree in finance in 1992.

Prior to joining PPMC in 2002, Mr. Hayt served in a wide range of risk management, trading, and consulting roles at major financial institutions. He assumed the role of chief risk officer at PPMC in 2004, and was named president three years later in 2007. In addition to his work in investment management, Mr. Hayt has been published in various finance publications on topics including risk management and derivatives issues, and served as a consultant and contributor to the first Sound Practices for Hedge Fund Managers, released in 2000. He remains active in his community as a member of the Emma Willard School Investment Committee.

A proud alumnus and advocate for the Simon Business School, Mr. Hayt remains a trusted advisor and counselor to the dean and executive leadership team. He and his wife, Mardi, are members of the George Eastman Circle, the University’s leadership annual giving society, and continue to support the advancement of the School through contributions to the Barry Florescue Undergraduate Business Degree Program and the Simon Business School Annual Fund.