George Weiss

George Weiss

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George Weiss is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers, a next-generation boutique investment manager. Prior to establishing the company in 1978, he specialized in utility stocks and investing on behalf of institutional clients at Bache Halsey Stuart and at Faulkner, Dawkins, and Sullivan. Famous for opening access to higher education for high-need youth, Weiss is committed to providing significant, holistic support to at-risk children and their families. He founded Say Yes to Education in 1987, a charity dedicated to the educational advancement of inner-city students.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Weiss was raised in Brookline, Massachusetts by parents who fled Austria during World War II.
  • His exceptional advocacy for increasing access to education extends to Penn, where he has created multiple scholarships over the years.
  • He is a 1985 recipient of the Alumni Award of Merit, Penn's highest alumni honor.
  • He was awarded an honorary doctorate of laws from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014.