Investment Management

Matt Hayner, CFA

Industry Start



Eastern Illinois University, BS

University of St. Thomas, MBA

Matt is a Portfolio Manager and member of the Chicago investment team concentrating on equity research and analysis.  He’s a practitioner of the investment philosophy pioneered by Benjamin Graham and further developed by Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger.  Prior to joining Kovitz, Matt was a portfolio manager for Madison Investments for 20 years where he served as lead manager on the firm’s U.S. equity large cap strategy. Before entering the investment industry, Matt utilized his chemistry education in a product development role for a Fortune 500 company. 

He holds a BS in chemistry from Eastern Illinois University, an MBA from University of St. Thomas, and is a CFA® Charterholder.  Matt lives on the North Shore of Chicago with his family where they enjoy living in close proximity to Lake Michigan.