About Hidden Brook
Leveraging two decades of experience allocating to managers, Ted works closely with portfolio managers and allocators across investment strategy, business strategy, and team development.
Active roles include the following:
Board of Directors of Stansberry Asset Management
Independent Board Member and portfolio coach.
Special Advisor, Sunderland Capital Partners
Sounding board on Sunderland’s investment process and business growth.
Board of Advisors, Blueprint Capital Management
Advise across business strategy and fund investing.
Board of Advisors, The Imprint Group
Assist with relationship development and strategy for a leading asset management talent development organization.
Board of Advisors, HedgePort Associates
Assist with relationship development and strategy for a leading outsourced C-Suite provider
Past projects included partnering with a single family office to identify and implement investments in micro private equity managers and consulting to a large Canadian pension plan about the development of a business plan and investment strategy for an internal multi-manager, market neutral hedge fund.
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 the Capital Allocators podcast, a series of conversations with leaders in money management about the people and process behind capital allocation. In 2016, he created Hidden Brook Investments, LLC to serve on the Board and Advisory Board of several asset management companies and to assist asset managers and allocators with their investments, strategy, and business execution.
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 multi-billion dollar alternative investment firm that invested 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. 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 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 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 the Capital Calls column for Institutional Investor, and wrote a blog for the CFA Institute’s Enterprising Investor, guest columns for the late Peter L. Bernstein’s “Economics and Portfolio Strategy” and two case studies for Harvard Business School Publishing. Ted’s first book, So You Want to Start a Hedge Fund: Lessons for Managers and Allocators (Wiley) published in February 2016.
Ted is a Trustee and member of the investment committee at the Wenner-Gren Foundation and is a Decade Rider for Cycle for Survival. He previously served as a Trustee and head of the Programming Committee for the Greenwich Roundtable and as a Board member of Citizen Schools-New York.
Ted holds a BA in economics and political science, Cum Laude, from Yale University and an MBA with honors from Harvard Business School.