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.
Partner with a single family office
Identification and implementation of investments in micro private equity managers.
Consultant to Canadian pension plan
Developed business plan and investment strategy for an internal multi-manager, market neutral hedge fund.
Board of Directors of Stansberry Asset Management
Independent Board Member and portfolio coach.
Special Advisor and Offshore Fund Director, Sunderland Capital Partners
Sounding board on all aspects of Sunderland’s investment process and business growth.
Board of Advisors, Blueprint Capital Management
Advise across business strategy and fund investing.
Board of Advisors, Cooperatio Capital
Advise all aspects of start-up asset management company.
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.
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 assist asset managers and allocators with their investments, strategy, and business execution and to serve on the Board and Advisory Board of several asset management companies.
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 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 40 of Protégé’s 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 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 extensively on the industry. His work includes a 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’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 serves on the Board of Technocademy. He previously served as a Trustee and head of the Programming Committee for the Greenwich Roundtable, as a Board member of Citizen Schools-New York, and in the Founder’s Circle of Cycle for Survival.
Ted holds a BA in economics and political science, Cum Laude, from Yale University and an MBA with honors from Harvard Business School.