University of Rochester

Advancement Awards

Simon Business School

Distinguished Alumnus Award

Established in 1985, the Distinguished Alumnus Award recognizes alumni whose exceptional professional achievements, contributions to their chosen field, and service to the Simon School of Business have brought honor to themselves and to the University of Rochester.

2017 Award Recipient

Gregory S. Hayt

As the president and chief risk officer of a thriving multi-strategy hedge fund, Greg Hayt has achieved tremendous success in an increasingly diverse, and at times turbulent, financial market. Well-versed in risk management, derivatives issues, trading, and consulting, Greg has served in executive roles at premier financial institutions including Rutter Associates, CIBC World Markets, and Chase Manhattan Bank. A senior leader at the Greenwich, Connecticut-headquartered Paloma Partners Management Company (PPMC) since 2004, his contributions have helped shape the success of the $5.5 billion multi-strategy firm. Under his guidance, PPMC earned an 11 percent return in 2015, a time when most funds lost money. A loyal alumnus, proudly devoted to his alma mater, Greg continues to be an influential counselor, lending his advice to the Simon executive leadership team and serving as a mentor to students and alumni. His generous support of the Barry Florescue Undergraduate Business Program continues to advance the School and its position as a leader in business education. For his outstanding career achievements, and his longstanding commitment to the Simon Business School, we are proud to recognize Greg Hayt as one of our most distinguished graduates.

Recipients of the Distinguished Alumnus Award