Jay Kolyer serves as a key member of the IAC committee, where he leverages his extensive experience to help the SeaBridge team formulate macro investment views, identify critical dislocations in the world’s capital markets, and find investment solutions that align with our clients' objectives. He also provides general advice to SeaBridge, drawing on his deep understanding of financial markets and investment strategies.
Jay brings over twenty years of experience as Managing Director at Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). At HHMI, he developed and managed an $8 billion portfolio of diversifying assets, including hedged equity, distressed credit, market neutral, and real asset strategies. He played a pivotal role in strategic and tactical decisions impacting the Institute’s $26 billion fund.
Before his tenure at HHMI, Jay served as Associate Vice President for Investments at Brown University, where he managed the university’s endowment. His responsibilities encompassed asset allocation, manager selection/oversight, tactical overlays and hedges, charitable trusts, and tax-exempt financing, providing him with a comprehensive understanding of institutional investment management.
Jay holds a BA in Mathematical Economics from Colgate University and an MBA in Finance from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. His academic background in economics and finance, combined with his practical experience, make him a valuable asset to the SeaBridge team.