Ted Seides

  • Host of Capital Allocators podcast
  • Founder of Protégé Partners LLC, and President and Co-Chief Investment Officer (2002-2015)
  • Renowned Investor
  • Prolific Investment Industry Writer and Infamous Bettor with Warren Buffett

Ted Seides, CFA, is the son of a teacher and a psychiatrist. Perhaps by genetic disposition, he is passionate about sharing his insights and investing in people.

In 2017, Ted launched Capital Allocators, the leading podcast about the people and process behind institutional investors who oversee large pools of capital. 

From 2002 to 2015, Ted was a founder of Protégé Partners LLC and served as President and Co-Chief Investment Officer. Protégé was a leading multibillion dollar alternative investment firm that invests in established small and select emerging hedge funds on an arms-length and seed basis. Ted built the firm’s investment process and managed the sourcing, research, and due diligence of its portfolios. He worked actively with each of Protégé’s 40 seed investments since inception. In 2010, Larry Kochard and Cathleen Ritterheiser profiled Ted in the book “Top Hedge Fund Investors: Stories, Strategies, and Advice.”

With aspirations to demonstrate the salutary benefits of hedge funds on institutional portfolios to a broad audience, Ted made a non-profitable wager with Warren Buffett that pitted the 10-year performance of the S&P 500 against a selection of five hedge fund of funds from 2008-2017.

Ted writes extensively on the industry. His work includes a column for Institutional Investor, blog for the CFA Institute’s Enterprising Investor, and publications for the late Peter L. Bernstein’s “Economics and Portfolio Strategy,” Harvard Business School Publishing, FT Alphaville, and Institutional Investor.

Ted is a Trustee and member of the investment committee at the Wenner-Gren Foundation. He previously was a Trustee of the Greenwich Roundtable and a founding Board member of Citizen Schools-New York. He serves as Strategic Advisor to four asset managers and two asset management-related businesses.

 

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Part technical manual, part detailed chronicle of modern money management history, and part personal reflections from the investing world front lines, So You Want to Start a Hedge Fund is a must read for allocators, industry veterans, aspiring managers, and everyday investors. Ted Seides has crafted a definitive guide to one of the 21st century's most dynamic and opaque industries.

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Why Bet on Hedge Funds? The story and lessons behind Ted’s bet with Warren Buffett

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The Art and Science of Manager Selection: Diving into the process of manager selection, using examples from behavioral finance, psychology, and statistics

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Finding and Creating the Next Great Hedge Fund: Lessons for allocators and managers from 15 years in the trenches

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Ted Seides, CFA

 

Ted Seides, CFA is a frequent speaker on the topics of hedge funds, alternative assets, and asset allocation. He has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg, and Fox Business News, and is a regular speaker at client and industry events.

He is the host of Capital Allocators podcast, a series of conversations about the people and process behind how leaders in the money game allocate their time and capital. (capitalallocatorspodcast.com)

Ted the Managing Partner of Hidden Brook Investments, an asset manager that works with a select number of clients seeking to employ the best investment frameworks and practices of investing learned over two decades of experience allocating capital to managers. Hidden Brook is focused on compounding capital for the long-term and marrying investment excellence with business sufficiency. He also serves on the Board of Directors and Advisory Boards of six investment organizations.

In February 2016, Ted authored the book So You Want to Start a Hedge Fund: Lessons for Managers and Allocators (Wiley).

From 2002 to 2015, Ted was a founder of Protégé Partners LLC and served as President and Co- Chief Investment Officer. Protégé was a leading multibillion dollar alternative investment firm that invested in small and specialized hedge funds on an arms-length and seed basis. Ted built the firm’s investment process and managed the sourcing, research, and due diligence of its portfolios. He worked actively with each of Protégé’s 40 seed investments. In 2010, Larry Kochard and Cathleen Ritterheiser profiled Ted in the book Top Hedge Fund Investors: Stories, Strategies, and Advice.

Ted began his career in 1992 under the tutelage of David Swensen at the Yale University Investments Office. During his five years at Yale, Ted focused on external public equity managers and internal fixed income portfolio management. Following business school, he spent two years investing directly at private equity firms Stonebridge Partners and J.H. Whitney & Company.

With aspirations to demonstrate the salutary benefits of hedge funds on institutional portfolios to a broad audience, Ted proposed a non-profitable wager with Warren Buffett that pitted the 10-year performance of the S&P 500 against a selection of five hedge fund of funds from 2008-2017.

Ted is a columnist for Institutional Investor and has written a blog for the CFA Institute’s Enterprising Investor, guest publications for the late Peter L. Bernstein’s Economics and Portfolio Strategy, and case studies for Harvard Business School Publishing.

Ted is a Trustee and member of the investment committee at the Wenner-Gren Foundation and is a Decade Rider of Cycle for Survival.

He holds a BA in economics and political science, Cum Laude, from Yale University and an MBA with first year honors from Harvard Business School.