Patrick Hayes serves as Chief Compliance Officer at Graydon Compliance Solutions, LLC. In this role, Patrick develops and administers the compliance programs for registered investment advisers and investment companies, including institutional equity and fixed income firms, wealth management firms, mutual fund trusts, and private fund advisers. Patrick brings over ten years of legal, compliance, and financial services industry experience across a broad array of subject matters related to directing and maintaining compliance with federal and state securities laws.
Previously, Patrick served as Private Funds and Regulatory Compliance Officer for Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc. In this role, Patrick was responsible for coordinating all regulatory filings of the adviser and managed Fort Washington and its subsidiaries by providing compliance oversight, regulatory guidance, and by instituting effective governance and risk management practices. He directed the effective integration of the Securities Act, Exchange Act, Investment Company Act, and Adviser’s Act into the adviser’s compliance program, and led all compliance efforts associated with the private equity division, private client group, financial planning, as well as its affiliated broker-dealer activities.
Patrick earned his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where he was inducted into the Order of the Barristers for outstanding ability in appellate advocacy. He received his BA magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame, where he majored in English.
Patrick carries both the Series 7 and Series 24 securities licenses, and is licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio, Commonwealth of Kentucky, and the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio. Patrick is the treasurer of the Cincinnati Bar Association and member of the CBA Executive Committee, as well as the chair of the Administration and Finance Committee. Patrick also currently serves as the Co-Chair of the National Society of Compliance Professionals Publications Committee, and the president of the University of Cincinnati College of Law Alumni Association.