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Nov
14

2019

Caltech

Philanthropy

Caltech $750 Million Wonderful Gift

by Marcelino Pantoja

The school received a gift from the owners of The Wonderful Company. Mr. and Mrs. Resnick previously contributed nearly $38...

Nov
13

2019

Campus

Stanford

Stanford Biggest Landowner in Silicon Valley

by Marcelino Pantoja

A hundred and thirty-four years ago, Leland and Jane Stanford founded a school in memory of their son and gifted...

Nov
12

2019

Sovereign Wealth Fund

Richard Bookstaber on Managing Risk

by Ashby Monk

Most financial innovations have been about hiding risk rather than managing risk. Fascinating interview with my buddy Rick Bookstaber. What...

Nov
11

2019

Sovereign Wealth Fund

Norway’s Sovereign Wealth Fund to Invest in Private Tech

by Ashby Monk

Norway's sovereign fund is the latest Giant to question whether they can continue to avoid the growing world of private...

Nov
10

2019

Podcast

Jason Karp – From Hedge Funds to Health and Wellness at HumanCo (First Meeting, EP.12)

by Ted Seides

Brought to you by: Jason Karp is the Founder and CEO of HumanCo, a mission-driven, disruptive holding company focused on...

Nov
7

2019

Endowment

Higher Ed

Higher Ed Endowment Performance 2019

by Marcelino Pantoja

There is an endowment returns tracker online where you can compare the latest investment performance from various schools. U.S. Endowment...

Nov
6

2019

Cornell

Endowment

Budget Deficit at Cornell

by Marcelino Pantoja

Running a University is not cheap. Case in point, by far the largest expense remains wages, pensions and benefits for...

Nov
5

2019

Endowment

Harvard

Harvard CIO Narv Narvekar on Private Equity J-Curve

by Marcelino Pantoja

It takes time to build a private equity program. As many know, private equity funds draw down their capital over...

Nov
4

2019

Sovereign Wealth Fund

The Technologized Investor

by Ashby Monk

So this is something that's happening. The Technologized Investor: Innovation Through Reorientation Ashby Monk (@sovereignfund)

Nov
3

2019

Podcast

Dawn Fitzpatrick – Multi-Faceted Investing at Soros Fund Management (EP.112)

by Ted Seides

Brought to you by: Dawn Fitzpatrick is the Chief Investment Officer at Soros Fund Management, where she manages $25 billion...

Oct
31

2019

Endowment

Notre Dame

Notre Dame Endowment Performance 2019

by Marcelino Pantoja

The school announced their endowment figures last week. Notre Dame’s endowment pool returned 7.2 percent for the 2019 fiscal year,...

Oct
31

2019

Monthly Email

Capital Allocators Monthly – October 2019

by Ted Seides

Announcements and Gratitudes Special thanks to new sponsors of the podcast, Colmore and Northern Trust Front Office Solutions. Reading (Ordered...

Oct
30

2019

Duke

Endowment

Duke Endowment Performance 2019

by Marcelino Pantoja

The school announced their endowment figures last month. The endowment saw a 6.9% annual return and is now valued at...

Oct
29

2019

Endowment

U. Chicago

University of Chicago Endowment Performance 2019

by Marcelino Pantoja

The school announced their endowment figures a couple of weeks ago. The University of Chicago endowment grew to an all-time...

Oct
28

2019

Sovereign Wealth Fund

Danish Pension Fund ATP’s Strong Returns

by Ashby Monk

What in the actual fu@/< are they doing up in Denmark? Denmark's ATP tallies 27% gain in first half of...

Oct
27

2019

Podcast

Ash Fontana – Investing in Artificial Intelligence at Zetta Ventures (First Meeting, EP.11)

by Ted Seides

 My guest on today’s First Meeting is Ash Fontana, a Managing Director at Zetta Ventures, a venture capital firm...

Oct
24

2019

Endowment

Penn

Penn Endowment Performance 2019

by Marcelino Pantoja

The school announced their endowment figures last month. Penn’s endowment produced an investment return of 6.5 percent for the year...

Oct
23

2019

Bowdoin

Endowment

Bowdoin Endowment Performance 2019

by Marcelino Pantoja

The school announced their endowment figures last month. The Bowdoin investment return of 10.9 percent compares with the median return...

Oct
22

2019

Columbia

Endowment

Columbia Endowment Performance 2019

by Marcelino Pantoja

The school announced their endowment figures last week. Columbia’s endowment reported a 3.8 percent return on investment for the 2018-2019...

Oct
21

2019

Sovereign Wealth Fund

Pension Funds Missing the Bull Market

by Ashby Monk

Pension fund allocations to alternative assets tripled to over 27% over a time period in which public market indices were...

Oct
20

2019

Podcast

Ana Marshall – Applied Direct Investing at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (EP.111)

by Ted Seides

Brought to you by:  Ana Marshall is the Vice President and Chief Investment Officer for The William and Flora...

Oct
17

2019

Endowment

Princeton

Princeton Endowment Performance 2019

by Marcelino Pantoja

Princeton announced their endowment figures last week. Princeton University’s endowment earned a 6.2 percent investment gain for the fiscal year...

Oct
16

2019

Cornell

Endowment

Cornell Endowment Performance 2019

by Marcelino Pantoja

The school announced their endowment figures a couple of weeks ago. Cornell University’s endowment earned a 5.3% return for the...

Oct
15

2019

Endowment

UTIMCO

Texas Endowment Performance 2019

by Marcelino Pantoja

The school system from the Lone State announced their endowment figures last month. The $22.6 billion Permanent University Fund returned...

Oct
14

2019

Sovereign Wealth Fund

High Performance at Australia’s Future Fund

by Ashby Monk

Australia's Future Fund continues to show very high performance. AUM is now $160B oz. Australia's Future Fund reports strongest fiscal...

Oct
13

2019

Podcast

Jay Girotto – Farmland Opportunity (First Meeting, EP.10)

by Ted Seides

Brought to you by: Jay Girotto is the President of Farmland Opportunity, a $400 million investment manager that provides direct...

Oct
10

2019

Brown

Endowment

Brown Endowment Performance 2019

by Marcelino Pantoja

The school announced their endowment figures last month. [Chief Investment Officer Jane] Dietze noted that the endowment portfolio is not...

Oct
9

2019

Dartmouth

Endowment

Dartmouth Endowment Performance 2019

by Marcelino Pantoja

The school announced their endowment figures last month. Dartmouth's endowment generated a return of 7.5% for the fiscal year ending...

Oct
8

2019

Endowment

Stanford

Stanford Endowment Performance 2019

by Marcelino Pantoja

Stanford announced their endowment figures last week. For the 12 months ending June 30, 2019, Stanford Management Company generated a...

Oct
7

2019

Sovereign Wealth Fund

ESG Popularity Lead by Public Funds

by Ashby Monk

It's so popular today because ESG responsibility is increasingly moving from tick-box sustainability teams to risk teams that are better...

Oct
6

2019

Podcast

Jonathan Tepper – Variant Perception of Capitalism (EP.110)

by Ted Seides

Brought to you by: Jonathan Tepper is the founder of Variant Perception, an economic research group that works with institutional...

Oct
3

2019

Endowment

Notre Dame

Notre Dame CIO Scott Malpass on Endowment Tax

by Marcelino Pantoja

How many can claim to have grown their alma mater's endowment 30 times over 30 years? [Scott] Malpass is a...

Oct
2

2019

Endowment

Yale

Yale Endowment Performance 2019

by Marcelino Pantoja

Yale announced their endowment figures last week. Yale’s endowment earned a 5.7% investment return (net of fees) for the year...

Oct
1

2019

Endowment

Harvard

Harvard Endowment Performance 2019

by Marcelino Pantoja

Harvard announced their endowment figures last week. HMC [Harvard Management Company], which invests the University’s endowment and other financial assets,...

Oct
1

2019

Capital Allocators Monthly – September 2019

by Ted Seides

Announcements and Gratitudes * Capital Allocators reached 2 million downloads this month. Thanks for listening and sharing the show!!! * Know...

Sep
30

2019

Sovereign Wealth Fund

Governance Change at CalPERS

by Ashby Monk

Congrats to CalPERS for voting to change its own governance. Will be interesting to see if this move is just...

Sep
29

2019

Podcast

Joe Lonsdale – Entrepreneurship and 8VC (First Meeting, EP.09)

by Ted Seides

Brought to you by:  Joe Lonsdale is a founding partner at 8VC, a leading venture capital firm that partners...

Sep
26

2019

Endowment

U. California

University of California Endowment Performance 2019

by Marcelino Pantoja

The school system from the Golden State announced their endowment figures a couple of weeks ago. The UC endowment grew...

Sep
25

2019

Sovereign Wealth Fund

PE Funds Capturing Most of Wealth Created

by Ashby Monk

We need more people asking why PE funds capture so much wealth in our system of capitalism... Good job, @PATreasurer...

Sep
24

2019

Sovereign Wealth Fund

Competition and Innovation in Australian Supers

by Ashby Monk

Think how our public plans would change/innovate if the poor performers were threatened with a merger into good performers? Aus...

Sep
23

2019

Institutional Investor

The Amazon of 2030

by Ted Seides

This article originally appeared here in Institutional Investor on September 23, 2019   The Amazon of 2030 Amazon stock ballooned,...

Sep
23

2019

Sovereign Wealth Fund

Maryland State Pension to Disclose All Fees Paid

by Ashby Monk

This will hurt in the short run, but it will lead to a much healthier ecosystem in the future. Law...

Sep
22

2019

Podcast

Gary Klein with Paul Johnson and Paul Sonkin – Conducting Pre-Mortem Analysis (EP.109)

by Ted Seides

 Gary Klein is a noted cognitive psychologist with an innate ability to see what others don’t.  Over his 40-year...

Sep
19

2019

Endowment

MIT

MIT Endowment Performance 2019

by Marcelino Pantoja

The school announced their endowment figures last week. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Investment Management Company (MITIMCo) announced today that...

Sep
18

2019

Sovereign Wealth Fund

Citizenship as Sovereign Wealth

by Ashby Monk

My latest published paper... citizenship as sovereign wealth. Citizenship as Sovereign Wealth: Re‐thinking Investor Immigration Ashby Monk (@sovereignfund)

Sep
17

2019

Sovereign Wealth Fund

AustralianSuper and OTPP Invest in Infrastructure

by Ashby Monk

AusSuper and OTPP are investing $1B - each - with India's National Investment and Infrastructure Fund. AustralianSuper, Ontario Teachers' to...

Sep
16

2019

Sovereign Wealth Fund

Turkey’s Sovereign Wealth Fund Sell National Lottery

by Ashby Monk

Turkey's new SWF oversaw the sale of national lottery rights, which produced a $1.7b offer for 2020 operating rights. My...

Sep
15

2019

Podcast

Michael Schwimer – Sports Betting at JAMBOS (First Meeting, EP.08)

by Ted Seides

 Michael Schwimer is the CEO of Big League Advance (BLA) and JAMBOS.  Last year, I sat down with Michael...

Sep
12

2019

Endowment

Yale

David Swensen on the Ideal Fund Manager

by Marcelino Pantoja

When looking for a peculiar trait in a fund manager, it helps to also have it yourself. Swensen likes to...

Sep
11

2019

Sovereign Wealth Fund

Malaysia Targets Goldman Sachs

by Ashby Monk

Malaysia has charged 17 Goldman bankers over the 1MDB deal. Malaysia charges 17 Goldman chiefs over 1MDB, ASEAN Economist Ashby...

Sep
10

2019

Sovereign Wealth Fund

Racial Bias as Systemic Risk

by Ashby Monk

The better fund managers of color perform, the more racial bias they face. A good article describing our recent research....

Sep
9

2019

Sovereign Wealth Fund

Racial Bias in Institutional Investing

by Ashby Monk

Racial bias exists in our system of institutional investment, says a new paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of...

Sep
8

2019

Podcast

Matt Whineray – Innovation at New Zealand Super Fund (EP.108)

by Ted Seides

 Matt Whineray is the CEO of New Zealand Superannuation Fund or Super Fund, one of the highest performing, most...

Sep
5

2019

Capital Allocators Monthly – August 2019

by Ted Seides

Announcements and Gratitudes * We started crowd sourcing favorite quotes from each week's episode. If you find a quote you...

Sep
5

2019

Research

Venture Capital

Research on Entrepreneurial Signals

by Marcelino Pantoja

Venture capital has outperformed for many institutional investors recently. None of this would have been possible, however, if the founders...

Sep
4

2019

Sovereign Wealth Fund

Climate Risks Are Investment Risks

by Ashby Monk

For any long-term investor, climate risks ARE investment risks. Big Money Starts to Dump Stocks That Pose Climate Risks, Bloomberg...

Sep
3

2019

Sovereign Wealth Fund

Malta’s Sovereign Wealth Fund Investing Locally

by Ashby Monk

Malta's sovereign fund expects its assets could top $1bn, with 70% focused on investing in the local development of the...

Sep
2

2019

Sovereign Wealth Fund

Mubadala Expanding Investments

by Ashby Monk

Mubadala is expanding its investment activities into medtech, pharma and agribusinesses. Mubadala Spends $19 Billion as Fund Expands Into New...

Sep
1

2019

Podcast

Scott Kupor – Andreessen Horowitz (First Meeting, EP.07)

by Ted Seides

 Scott Kupor is the managing partner at Andreessen Horowitz, also known as a16z for the 16 letters between the...

Aug
29

2019

Endowment

Yale

Dean Takahashi to Leave Yale Endowment

by Marcelino Pantoja

If Warren Buffett could not have built Berkshire without Charlie Munger, the same could be said of David Swensen and...

Aug
28

2019

Sovereign Wealth Fund

Germany’s Pension Reserve Fund to Follow UN’s PRI

by Ashby Monk

I've done over 12,000 tweets, and I think this is the first time I've done one on Germany's pension reserve...

Aug
27

2019

Sovereign Wealth Fund

How Sovereign Development Funds Make Money

by Ashby Monk

This article Caroline Nowacki and I did this year could just as easily be titled, "How Sovereign Development Funds Actually...

Aug
26

2019

Sovereign Wealth Fund

Texas Teachers to Open Overseas Office in Singapore

by Ashby Monk

Texas Teachers is setting up another overseas office; this one in Singapore. Asia Digest: Australia sets up wine industry accelerator;...

Aug
25

2019

Podcast

Eric Ries – Lean Start-Ups and the Long-Term Stock Exchange (EP.107)

by Ted Seides

 Eric Ries is the founder and CEO of LTSE, the company that is affiliated with the SEC-approved Long-Term Stock...

Aug
22

2019

Cornell

Endowment

New Team and New Office at Cornell Endowment

by Marcelino Pantoja

After reporting its endowment results last year, the school shared what changes they were making. Over the last year, the...

Aug
21

2019

Sovereign Wealth Fund

Return Expectations at America’s Public Pensions

by Ashby Monk

Just realized that, 30 Years ago, when everybody thought using 8% expected return targets to discount public pension liabilities was...

Aug
20

2019

Sovereign Wealth Fund

Farting Cows and Climate Change

by Ashby Monk

Guys. There are apparently new cows that don't fart as much because climate change. Climate-friendly cows take the wind out...

Aug
19

2019

Sovereign Wealth Fund

Canadian Pension Plans Active in Infrastructure

by Ashby Monk

For normal not weirdo pension people like me and probably you, it must really be strange that 10 or so...

Aug
17

2019

Podcast

David Druley – Structure into Action at Cambridge Associates (EP. 106)

by Ted Seides

 David Druley is the CEO of Cambridge Associates, a global investment firm that works with premier institutional investors and...

Aug
15

2019

Endowment

Wesleyan

Wesleyan CIO Anne Martin on Manager Selection

by Marcelino Pantoja

Besides asset allocation, manager selection is a key component to managing an endowment. Day-to-day management of the endowment falls to...

Aug
14

2019

Sovereign Wealth Fund

South Africa’s State Pension to Raise Foreign Exposure

by Ashby Monk

South Africa's GEPF considers raising its foreign exposures above 7%, which seems rather wise given that 7% is only 7%....

Aug
13

2019

Sovereign Wealth Fund

Maryland State Pension to Report All Fees Paid

by Ashby Monk

Maryland pension system reported $372 million of fees paid to external managers in 2018. The actual amount of fees was...

Aug
12

2019

Sovereign Wealth Fund

South Africa Considering Sovereign Wealth Fund

by Ashby Monk

South Africa ponders a new sovereign fund. South Africa's sovereign fund plan has its sceptics, but it can work, Reuters...

Aug
11

2019

Podcast

Michael Novogratz – Galaxy Digital (First Meeting, EP.06)

by Ted Seides

 Mike Novogratz is the CEO of Galaxy Digital, a merchant bank with a balance sheet to invest that seeks...

Aug
8

2019

Endowment

Yale

David Swensen and His Influence at Yale and Beyond

by Marcelino Pantoja

It is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. The most obvious and knocked-off element of Yale’s strategy...

Aug
7

2019

Sovereign Wealth Fund

Creating the Second Biggest Superfund in Oz

by Ashby Monk

First State Super to merge with VicSuper to create 2nd biggest superfund in Oz. Imagine we had consolidation like this...

Aug
6

2019

Sovereign Wealth Fund

New Boss for Egypt’s Sovereign Wealth Fund

by Ashby Monk

Egypt will finally appoint a boss for its new SWF... Four nominees shortlisted for Sovereign Wealth Fund executive manager: Minister,...

Aug
5

2019

Sovereign Wealth Fund

Alignment of Interests on Fee Negotiations

by Ashby Monk

Amazing what happens when long-term investors prioritize alignment of interests in their fee negotiations... GPIF's alignment push sparks sharp fee...

Aug
4

2019

Podcast

Paul Black – WCM Investment Management (First Meeting, EP.05)

by Ted Seides

My guest on today’s first meeting is Paul Black of WCM Investment Management.  This show is a replay of our...

Aug
1

2019

Monthly Email

Capital Allocators Monthly – July 2019

by Ted Seides

Announcements and Gratitudes * Special thanks to sponsor Barings, whose Streaming Income podcast digs below the headlines to find out...

Aug
1

2019

ILPA

Private Equity

ILPA New Private Equity Principles

by Marcelino Pantoja

Last month the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) published their updated private equity principles. ILPA’s Private Equity Principles were developed...

Jul
31

2019

Sovereign Wealth Fund

Risk Management Tools Used to Develop Better Indices

by Ashby Monk

The risk management tools used to develop drugs (functional information systems) will soon be used to launch new and better...

Jul
30

2019

Sovereign Wealth Fund

Data Management Systems Inside Pensions and SWFs

by Ashby Monk

Student: Do the data management systems running inside pensions and SWFs connect through APIs? Me: Good question. In 99% of...

Jul
29

2019

Sovereign Wealth Fund

Why Agent Based Models Are Coming to Finance

by Ashby Monk

Financial markets are akin to a complex networks of roads moving capital from one place to another. Investors respond to...

Jul
28

2019

Podcast

Jon Harris – Investing in People at AIM (EP.105)

by Ted Seides

 Jon Harris is the CEO of Alternative Investment Management, a twenty year-old investment firm that started as a family...

Jul
25

2019

Research

Venture Capital

Research on Luck in Venture Capital

by Marcelino Pantoja

‘Tis better to be lucky than to be good. Picking a winning investment early on meant little for the firm’s...

Jul
24

2019

Sovereign Wealth Fund

Dropping the Alternative from Financial Data Lexicon

by Ashby Monk

Just as organic food was referred to by our grandparents as food, alternative data was just data. But with IoT...

Jul
23

2019

Sovereign Wealth Fund

Rethinking Alternative Data for Institutional Investors

by Ashby Monk

Read on. Rethinking Alternative Data in Institutional Investment, The Journal of Financial Data Science Ashby Monk (@sovereignfund)

Jul
22

2019

Sovereign Wealth Fund

Consolidation at Funds SA

by Ashby Monk

I'll keep saying this: The future of pensions is being redefined in Australia (not Canada). Here's yet another professional investor...

Jul
21

2019

Podcast

André Bourbonnais – Blackrock Long-Term Private Capital (First Meeting, EP.03)

by Ted Seides

André Bourbonnais is a Managing Director at Blackrock and Global Head of its newly launched Long-Term Private Capital business, a...

Jul
18

2019

Endowment

Higher Ed

Research on University Board Members and Endowments

by Marcelino Pantoja

If you're a fund manager in private equity or venture capital, your alma mater might call on you to serve...

Jul
17

2019

Sovereign Wealth Fund

Integrating ESG to Investment Decision Making

by Ashby Monk

Investors still struggle to integrate ESG into their decisions. Why? 1) They can't evaluate the ESG data quality, and 2)...

Jul
16

2019

Sovereign Wealth Fund

Malaysia’s Sovereign Wealth Fund Investing in Tech

by Ashby Monk

Malaysia's Khazanah appears set to bolster its technology investing chops. I expect this may also mean bolstering or expanding its...

Jul
15

2019

Sovereign Wealth Fund

Angola’s Sovereign Wealth Fund New Lease on Life

by Ashby Monk

Angola's SWF has a new lease on life, albeit smaller, which is still noteworthy given all the shenanigans over the...

Jul
14

2019

Podcast

Richard Lawrence – Overlook Investments Group (First Meeting, EP.03)

by Ted Seides

 My guest on today’s First Meeting is Richard Lawrence of Overlook Investments Group, one of the top managers of...

Jul
11

2019

Carnegie Mellon

Private Equity

Carnegie Mellon Research on Private Equity IRR

by Marcelino Pantoja

A couple of Carnegie Mellon professors looked into how private equity funds have used subscription lines of credit to improve...

Jul
10

2019

Sovereign Wealth Fund

Panama’s Sovereign Wealth Fund – One of the Newest

by Ashby Monk

  An update on one of the newest SWFs on earth (Panama) in an article with an update on the...

Jul
9

2019

Sovereign Wealth Fund

Ashby Monk’s Tweet Storm on Consultant Misaligned Incentives

by Ashby Monk

https://twitter.com/sovereignfund/status/1146454035655880704 https://twitter.com/sovereignfund/status/1146454040210837509 https://twitter.com/sovereignfund/status/1146454044040282112 https://twitter.com/sovereignfund/status/1146454048230400000 https://twitter.com/sovereignfund/status/1146454051875258368 https://twitter.com/sovereignfund/status/1146454056405102593 https://twitter.com/sovereignfund/status/1146454059781541889 https://twitter.com/sovereignfund/status/1146454063254347777 https://twitter.com/sovereignfund/status/1146454067318681600

Jul
8

2019

Sovereign Wealth Fund

Power of External Strategic Partnerships

by Ashby Monk

  Ashby Monk's latest paper on knowledge management in institutional investment focuses on the power of external strategic partnerships to...

Jul
7

2019

Podcast

Ash Williams – Florida SBA’s Reigning Chief (EP.104)

by Ted Seides

 Ash Williams is the Executive Director and CIO of the Florida State Board of Administration, where he oversees $200...

Jul
3

2019

Monthly Email

Capital Allocators Monthly – June 2019

by Ted Seides

Announcements and Gratitudes * We've added a new stream of content to the blog.  Stanford Professor Ashby Monk (see Episode 29)...

Jul
3

2019

Budget

Newbury College

Shutting Down a School

by Marcelino Pantoja

Schools are shutting down throughout the country. Some of the conditions contributing to this perfect storm are of the institutions’...

Jul
2

2019

Emory

Endowment

New Team at Emory Endowment

by Marcelino Pantoja

A year ago Emory University hired a new Chief Investment Officer. In his role as CIO, [Srinivas “Srini”] Pulavarti will...

Jul
1

2019

Columbia

Endowment

Compensation at Columbia Endowment

by Marcelino Pantoja

How much does a Chief Investment Officer at an Ivy League school make? Endowment chiefs at Ivy League and other...

Jun
30

2019

Pods

Sam Sicilia – Seizing on a Long Time Horizon at HostPlus (EP.103)

by Ted Seides

Sam Sicilia is the Chief Investment Officer of HostPlus, Australia’s AUZ 37 billion ($25B USD) Superannuation Fund.  Sam joined HostPlus...

Jun
27

2019

Endowment

Mount Holyoke

Be the First CIO at Mount Holyoke Endowment

by Marcelino Pantoja

There is an opportunity to become the first Chief Investment Officer for one of the oldest Seven Sisters schools. Mount...

Jun
26

2019

Endowment

Yale

David Swensen to Teach Future Fund Managers at Yale

by Marcelino Pantoja

Are you a couple of years out of college? Do you want to become a fund manager? There is a...

Jun
25

2019

Venture Capital

Scott Kupor Spilling Venture Capital Secrets

by Marcelino Pantoja

Scott Kupor, who is the Managing Partner of Andreessen Horowitz, just published a book called Secrets of Sand Hill Road....

Jun
24

2019

Stanford

Venture Capital

Stanford GSB on Venture Capital Secrets

by Marcelino Pantoja

The world of venture capital was mostly overlooked till recently. Now the Stanford Venture Capital Initiative at the business school...

Jun
23

2019

Podcast

Martin Whittaker – JUST Capital (First Meeting EP.02)

by Ted Seides

Martin Whittaker is the founding CEO of JUST Capital, a non-profit created by a group of concerned, influential leaders, including...

Jun
20

2019

Harvard

Philanthropy

Gift Policy at Harvard

by Marcelino Pantoja

Should a school return a gift years after accepting it? When asked for the gift policy, [University spokesperson Jonathan L.]...

Jun
19

2019

Hedge Fund

Risk Management

Understanding Hedge Fund Risks

by Marcelino Pantoja

There are risks to all forms of investing, especially in hedge funds. The Principles and Best Practices for Hedge Fund...

Jun
18

2019

Due Diligence

Hedge Fund

Proper Hedge Fund Due Diligence

by Marcelino Pantoja

The Principles and Best Practices for Hedge Fund Investors report was issued during the financial crisis ten years ago. In...

Jun
17

2019

Hedge Fund

Portfolio Management

Building a Hedge Fund Program

by Marcelino Pantoja

If you want to build a hedge fund program, you can study a report issued ten years ago by the...

Jun
16

2019

Pods

Jon Wertheim – Sports AND… (EP.102)

by Ted Seides

Jon Wertheim is a sports journalist and author who has a passion for psychology and economics.  He is the Executive...

Jun
13

2019

Foundation

Venture Capital

Irvine Foundation CIO Tim Recker on Venture Capital

by Marcelino Pantoja

Last year Tim Recker was asked whether venture capital was in a bubble. Back to venture, is it a bubble?...

Jun
12

2019

Endowment

Texas PSF

Texas Permanent School Fund History

by Marcelino Pantoja

The Texas Permanent School Fund was one of the first sovereign wealth funds ever created. The Texas Permanent School Fund...

Jun
11

2019

ILPA

Investing

ILPA Due Diligence Questionnaire Template

by Marcelino Pantoja

If you are fundraising for your first fund, the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) prepared a template due diligence questionnaire...

Jun
10

2019

Cornell

Venture Capital

Josh Wolfe on Science Fiction at Cornell

by Marcelino Pantoja

Josh Wolfe, the founder of Lux Capital, spoke to students at Cornell earlier this year on the type of startups...

Jun
10

2019

Podcast

Capital Allocators Presents: First Meeting with Ted Seides

by Ted Seides

I'm excited to announce the launch of a spinoff of capital allocators called first meeting. First meeting episodes will be...

Jun
9

2019

Podcast

Patrick O’Shaughnessy – O’Shaughnessy Asset Management (First Meeting, EP.01)

by Ted Seides

Patrick O’Shaughnessy is the CEO of O’Shaughnessy Asset Management, the host of the Invest Like the Best podcast, and a...

Jun
6

2019

Columbia

Endowment

Job Duties at Columbia Endowment

by Marcelino Pantoja

What are the responsibilities of a Director of Investments inside an endowment? Ongoing development of the portfolio, including the contribution...

Jun
5

2019

Duke

Endowment

Endowment Purpose at Duke

by Marcelino Pantoja

Three years ago, Congress asked 56 schools to provide more information on their endowments. Duke responded. Like many educational, cultural...

Jun
4

2019

Endowment

Stanford

Stanford CIO Rob Wallace on the Endowment

by Marcelino Pantoja

Last week Rob Wallace gave a brief interview on the endowment with the school newspaper. You can think of the...

Jun
3

2019

Dartmouth

Endowment

Dartmouth College Budget

by Marcelino Pantoja

Ivy League schools these days are billion-dollar enterprises. The College reported over $1.435 billion in total revenue, including $404 million...

Jun
3

2019

Monthly Email

Capital Allocators Monthly – May 2019

by Ted Seides

Announcements and Gratitudes * Last month I wrote that I'm looking for my next opportunity to manage capital. I received...

Jun
2

2019

Pods

Khe Hy – Radical Shift from Investing to Purpose (EP.101)

by Ted Seides

Khe Hy rose to be one of the youngest Managing Directors at Blackrock’s hedge fund of funds business. In his...

May
30

2019

Foundation

Portfolio Management

Job Duties at the Packard Foundation

by Marcelino Pantoja

There are a few roles open at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Do you have a background in private...

May
29

2019

Endowment

Harvard

Endowment Purpose at Harvard

by Marcelino Pantoja

Three years ago, Congress asked 56 schools to provide more information on their endowments. Harvard published their response online. The...

May
28

2019

Endowment

Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt CIO Anders Hall on Due Diligence

by Marcelino Pantoja

When talking to an institutional investor during due diligence, a fund manager should expect to be analyzed as a person....

May
27

2019

CFA Institute

Investing

CFA Institute Book on Manager Selection

by Marcelino Pantoja

If your job is to evaluate fund managers, the CFA Institute published a book on manager selection. The task of...

May
23

2019

Morehouse

Philanthropy

Paying It Forward at Morehouse College

by Marcelino Pantoja

For commencement speakers worldwide, it will be difficult to top this. Then their commencement speaker went off-script with an extraordinary...

May
22

2019

Endowment

MIT

Endowment Purpose at MIT

by Marcelino Pantoja

Three years ago, Congress asked 56 schools to provide more information on their endowments. One of those schools, MIT, published...

May
21

2019

Endowment

UCLA

UCLA CIO Justin Barton on Emerging Managers

by Marcelino Pantoja

If you are a new fund manager, what type of investor should you look for? There are so many different...

May
20

2019

Foundation

Venture Capital

Carnegie Corporation CIO Kim Lew on Venture Capital

by Marcelino Pantoja

A few years ago Kim Lew was asked whether venture capital was in a bubble. The very nature of venture...

May
19

2019

Pods

Tim Recker – Concentration at the James Irvine Foundation (EP.100)

by Ted Seides

 Tim Recker is the Chief Investment Officer of the $2.4 billion James Irvine Foundation. He joined the foundation in...

May
16

2019

Endowment

Stanford

Former Stanford CIO Laurie Hoagland on Alternatives

by Marcelino Pantoja

Fourteen years ago, a profile of Laurie Hoagland was published on Institutional Investor. Laurie was the first CEO of Stanford...

May
15

2019

Columbia

Investing

Columbia Business Professors on Investment Edge

by Marcelino Pantoja

Any young analyst searching for investment opportunities should focus on discovering their edge. We want to hammer home this point...

May
14

2019

Endowment

Harvard

Restructuring Pay at Harvard Endowment

by Marcelino Pantoja

How much does a University President make? How about an endowment chief? Who makes more? Faust Made $1.7 Million in...

May
13

2019

Endowment

Princeton

Enhancing Manager Selection at Princeton Endowment

by Marcelino Pantoja

Last year Andy Golden, the President of Princeton University Investment Company (PRINCO), advised how we should invest. Look beyond long...

May
12

2019

Pods

Michael Mauboussin – Who’s on the Other Side? (EP.99)

by Ted Seides

Michael Mauboussin is the well-known investment strategist currently plying his wares at Blue Mountain Capital. He joined me for the...

May
9

2019

Investing

Wharton

Blockchain Conference Discussing Crypto at Wharton

by Marcelino Pantoja

The Penn Blockchain Club at Wharton held their second annual conference on blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Ari Paul, the Chief Investment...

May
8

2019

UCLA

University

One Hundred Years of Education at UCLA

by Marcelino Pantoja

UCLA is celebrating its centennial this year. The seeds of today’s UCLA were planted in the 1881 creation of the...

May
7

2019

Boston Children's

Endowment

Boston Children’s CIO Phil Rotner on Investment Strategy

by Marcelino Pantoja

A couple of years ago, Phil Rotner shared what distinguished his team's investment strategy. I think that when one looks...

May
6

2019

CFA Institute

Endowment

CFA Institute Primer for Investment Trustees

by Marcelino Pantoja

The CFA Institute published a second edition of its primer for investment trustees a couple of years ago. The book...

May
5

2019

Pods

Jon Hirtle – The Pioneer of OCIO (EP.98)

by Ted Seides

Jon Hirtle is the Executive Chairman at Hirtle, Callaghan & Co., a $20 billion Outsourced CIO business he founded in...

May
2

2019

Monthly Email

Capital Allocators Monthly – April 2019

by Ted Seides

Announcements and Gratitudes * I’m looking to bring together what I’ve been developing the last two years - managing a...

May
2

2019

Endowment

Yale

Yale CIO David Swensen on Investment Track Records

by Marcelino Pantoja

A couple of years ago, David Swensen was interviewed at the Council on Foreign Relations. Near the end, he was...

May
1

2019

HBS

Private Equity

HBS Research on Unequal Private Equity Pay

by Marcelino Pantoja

Endowments invest in private equity funds through partnerships. They look for small teams of investors who have worked together and...

Apr
30

2019

Endowment

UVA

Former UVIMCO CIO Larry Kochard on Asset Allocation

by Marcelino Pantoja

Last year, Larry Kochard shared how his views changed on asset allocation from a decade ago when he wrote the...

Apr
29

2019

CFA Institute

Endowment

CFA Institute Primer on Alternatives

by Marcelino Pantoja

The CFA Institute published a primer on alternatives. It defines alternative investments as anything that is not an ordinary stock...

Apr
28

2019

Pods

Matt Levine – Money Stuff (EP.97)

by Ted Seides

Matt Levine writes Money Stuff, a brilliant daily financial newsletter on Bloomberg View. His column discusses current events in corporate...

Apr
25

2019

Investing

Wharton

Oaktree Howard Marks on Emotions at Wharton

by Marcelino Pantoja

Last year Howard Marks was interviewed as part of an Investor Series named after him at Wharton. At the Wharton...

Apr
24

2019

Endowment

Mount Sinai

Mount Sinai CIO Scott Pittman on Alternatives

by Marcelino Pantoja

There is a trend in the asset management world to reclassify the traditional asset classes in a portfolio. We favor...

Apr
23

2019

Endowment

U. Illinois

University of Illinois CIO Ellen Ellison on Agriculture

by Marcelino Pantoja

One overlooked aspect of endowments is that each of them support a unique school with its own history and idiosyncrasy....

Apr
22

2019

Endowment

Williams

Williams CIO Collette Chilton on Manager Selection

by Marcelino Pantoja

When managing a portfolio at an endowment, most recognize two key components to investment returns: asset allocation and manager selection....

Apr
21

2019

Pods

David Zorub – The Path to a Hedge Fund Launch (EP.96)

by Ted Seides

David Zorub is the founder of Parsifal Capital, a new hedge fund he is launching later this year. Before founding...

Apr
18

2019

Endowment

Higher Ed

Endowments Finally Investing in Crypto

by Marcelino Pantoja

More than a year ago Ted Seides shared why endowments should venture into crypto. Yet new ideas inevitably enter the...

Apr
17

2019

Stanford

Venture Capital

Michael Moritz on the VC Long Game at Stanford GSB

by Marcelino Pantoja

Earlier this year Michael Moritz shared how Sequoia Capital does venture capital at the Stanford Business School's View from the...

Apr
16

2019

Foundation

Philanthropy

GMO Founder Foundation Fighting Climate Change

by Marcelino Pantoja

According to Jeremy Grantham, the founder of GMO, you can divest from oil and not lose money. https://youtu.be/NFWS26xRs6s He sees...

Apr
15

2019

Endowment

Harvard

New Harvard Endowment Website on Divestment

by Marcelino Pantoja

Harvard Management Company has a new website. There you will find a description of their new investment approach. HMC’s generalist...

Apr
14

2019

Pods

Paul Rabil – Lacrosse and Entrepreneurship (EP.95)

by Ted Seides

Paul Rabil is the co-founder and CEO of the Premier Lacrosse League or PLL, a new tour-based league of the...

Apr
12

2019

Institutional Investor

Why David Swensen is the Roger Federer of Investing

by Ted Seides

This article originally appeared here in Institutional Investor on April 12, 2019.   In his seminal 1975 research paper “The Loser’s Game,”...

Apr
11

2019

Endowment

U. Michigan

Charlie Munger on Bitcoin at Michigan Ross

by Marcelino Pantoja

More than a year ago the Dean of Michigan Ross sat down with Charlie Munger and asked him about Bitcoin....

Apr
10

2019

Endowment

Yale

Yale Endowment on Puerto Rican Debt

by Marcelino Pantoja

How does Yale's endowment invest in Puerto Rican debt? Yale does not directly invest in Puerto Rican debt; it invests...

Apr
9

2019

Bowdoin

Endowment

Origins of Bowdoin Endowment

by Marcelino Pantoja

A thousand dollars and a thousand acres is all it took to endow a school 225 years ago. Bowdoin’s endowment...

Apr
8

2019

Endowment

IAS

IAS CIO Mark Baumgartner on Hedge Fund Fees

by Marcelino Pantoja

A couple of years ago, the Chief Investment Officer for the Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) was asked about fees...

Apr
7

2019

Pods

Ted Seides – Interviewing and Manager Meetings (EP.94)

by Ted Seides

A few months ago, Marcel van de Hoef interviewed me on his podcast, The Meeting Strategist. He created Meeting Strategist...

Apr
4

2019

Endowment

UTIMCO

Fossil Fuels on University Lands at Texas Endowment

by Marcelino Pantoja

Students are urging the UT System to divest from fossil fuels. Over the next few years, we must begin to...

Apr
3

2019

Endowment

MIT

MIT CIO Seth Alexander on 3 Ways to Earn High Returns

by Marcelino Pantoja

The investment office at MIT share the three ways they earn high returns on their portfolio. On a long-term basis,...

Apr
2

2019

Endowment

Yale

Yale CIO David Swensen on 3 Basic Tools for Investors

by Marcelino Pantoja

A few years ago David Swensen lectured on the three basic tools that every investor has to manage and grow...

Apr
1

2019

Endowment

Notre Dame

Notre Dame CIO Scott Malpass on Team Stability

by Marcelino Pantoja

Notre Dame's first Chief Investment Officer has been at the job for more than 30 years. He built a team...

Mar
31

2019

Capital Allocators Monthly – March 2019

by Ted Seides

A few announcements before my favorite content this month. * Sign up here to receive our new weekly blog focusing on Endowment...

Mar
31

2019

Pods

Dan Ariely – Investing in Irrationality (EP.93)

by Ted Seides

  Dan Ariely is a leading behavioral economist, author, entrepreneur, and investor.  He is the James B. Duke Professor of...

Mar
28

2019

Endowment

U. California

Job Duties at University of California Endowment

by Marcelino Pantoja

There are quite a few roles open at the investment office for the University of California. Read the job descriptions...

Mar
27

2019

Endowment

U. Michigan

University of Michigan CIO Erik Lundberg on Alternatives

by Marcelino Pantoja

It takes time to build a relationship with fund managers who consistently create value, especially those that invest in alternatives....

Mar
26

2019

Foundation

Philanthropy

Industrial Wealth Behind Philanthropy

by Marcelino Pantoja

Art museums are breaking ties with the Sackler family and are no longer accepting gifts from them. Guggenheim Museum Says...

Mar
25

2019

Bowdoin

Endowment

Bowdoin CIO Paula Volent Art of Investing

by Marcelino Pantoja

To the uninitiated, investing seems like a lot of number crunching. But after enough time practicing it you realize that...

Mar
24

2019

Ted Seides Has Made His Mark, but He Feels like He’s Just Getting Started

by Ted Seides

My friend Jon Brolin, founder of Edenbrook Capital and adjunct professor of value investing at Fordham's Gabelli School of Business,...

Mar
24

2019

Pods

Jordi Visser – Next Generation of Manager Allocation (EP.92)

by Ted Seides

Jordi Visser is the President & CIO of $1.7 billion Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers, an asset management firm with a 40-year...

Mar
21

2019

Endowment

Princeton

Princeton Doubles Net Assets Since Financial Crisis

by Marcelino Pantoja

Most schools have recovered since the financial crisis a decade ago. How the wealthiest colleges manage their endowments in a...

Mar
20

2019

Endowment

Harvard

Commercializing Research at Harvard

by Marcelino Pantoja

The effort to commercialize research has a long, haphazard history in higher ed. But schools such as Harvard, Stanford, and...

Mar
19

2019

Foundation

Real Estate

Trinity Church Real Estate Holdings

by Marcelino Pantoja

Unlike other places of worship in Manhattan that have to sell their air-rights to get by, Trinity Church has been...

Mar
18

2019

Higher Ed

Philanthropy

Buying Your Way into College

by Marcelino Pantoja

Warren Buffett once said that it takes 20 years to build a reputation and only 5 minutes to ruin it....

Mar
17

2019

Pods

Manny Friedman – EJF on Economic Opportunity Zones (EP.91)

by Ted Seides

Manny Friedman is the founder of EJF Capital.  Manny discussed his background and his nuanced take on markets last summer...

Mar
14

2019

Endowment

Stanford

Startup Culture at Stanford

by Marcelino Pantoja

"Some companies are born in the classroom. Terry Winograd looks like an academic, with bushy white hair and a mustache...

Mar
13

2019

Endowment

UTIMCO

Texas Endowment Described

by Marcelino Pantoja

"The majority of UT System’s endowment is separated into two funds — the Permanent University Fund [PUF] and the Long...

Mar
12

2019

Endowment

Harvard

Harvard Vineyards Environmental Review

by Marcelino Pantoja

"Harvard’s foray into wine country is part of a broader shift in the Central Coast of California toward large investors...

Mar
11

2019

Endowment

Yale

Yale Venture Capital Program

by Marcelino Pantoja

"Yale’s venture capital program, one of the first of its kind, is regarded as among the best in the institutional...

Mar
10

2019

Pods

Thomas Russo – All About Google (EP.90)

by Ted Seides

Tom Russo is the Managing Member of Gardner Russo & Gardner. Last week, Tom talked in detail about his holding...

Mar
7

2019

Harvard

Philanthropy

Harvard Medical School $200 Million Blavatnik Gift

by Marcelino Pantoja

"With today’s gift, [Len Blavatnik] now ranks among the leading benefactors in Harvard history. The $200-million pledge is not quite...

Mar
6

2019

Endowment

Yale

Yale Dipping into Crypto

by Marcelino Pantoja

"Swensen’s endorsement of crypto assets is significant because he’s considered a pioneer in institutional investing, having managed one of the...

Mar
5

2019

Endowment

Texas PSF

Texas Permanent School Fund in Alternatives

by Marcelino Pantoja

"The changes triggered a transformation of the Permanent School Fund. In 2006, the fund as a whole was relatively conservative,...

Mar
4

2019

Barron's

Capital Allocators Named in Barron’s Best Podcasts in Business and Finance

by Ted Seides

Recognized alongside How I Built This, Invest Like the Best, and Masters in Business. Here's the article

Mar
4

2019

Endowment

Penn State

CIO Job Requirements at Penn State

by Marcelino Pantoja

"Penn State has several requirements for finding its new CIO, who will report to David Branigan, the university’s executive director...

Mar
3

2019

Pods

Thomas Russo – All About Berkshire Hathaway (EP.89)

by Ted Seides

Tom Russo is the Managing Member of Gardner Russo & Gardner.  Tom and I sat down in Episode 16 to...

Feb
28

2019

Monthly Email

Capital Allocators Monthly – February 2019

by Ted Seides

As always, please feel free to forward this email to friends. You can sign up to receive our new weekly...

Feb
28

2019

Endowment

Penn

Penn President Triples Endowment

by Marcelino Pantoja

"She's overseen record fundraising and a more than tripling of the endowment. [University President Amy] Gutmann has raised more than...

Feb
27

2019

Foundation

Payout

Ford Foundation on Endowment Management

by Marcelino Pantoja

"Earning high returns isn’t just a matter of bragging rights — endowment income supports the missions of nonprofit institutions, whether...

Feb
26

2019

Endowment

Higher Ed

Recruiting Endowment Leaders

by Marcelino Pantoja

"Since 2011, Barrett’s boutique has found new leaders for the endowments of Harvard, Stanford, Dartmouth, and Emory, among many other...

Feb
25

2019

Endowment

Harvard

Harvard President on Divestment

by Marcelino Pantoja

"Harvard presidents have long maintained that the University’s endowment is not an appropriate tool for enacting social change despite persistent...

Feb
24

2019

Pods

Matt Botein – Flexible Investing and Institutional Challenges (EP.88)

by Ted Seides

Matt Botein is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Gallatin Point Capital, a $1.5 billion private investment company he founded...

Feb
21

2019

Columbia

Endowment

Cook Children’s New CIO from Columbia Endowment

by Marcelino Pantoja

"The Cook Children’s Health Care System has hired a senior investor from Columbia University’s endowment as its new chief investment...

Feb
20

2019

Endowment

Endowments Return 8.2% in 2018

by Marcelino Pantoja

"Other than the upturn at the University of Texas system, which saw a jump of 16.4 percent, the list of...

Feb
19

2019

Endowment

Foundation

Cambridge Associates on Cryptoassets

by Marcelino Pantoja

"Most large institutions have steered clear of the 10-year-old, $120 billion industry because it’s largely unregulated and cryptocurrencies have been...

Feb
18

2019

Foundation

Klarman Foundation Hires CIO

by Marcelino Pantoja

"Baupost is also well known as a distressed-debt investor, profiting from trades such as Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.’s bankruptcy. In...

Feb
17

2019

Pods

Rahul Moodgal – Master Fund Raiser (EP.87)

by Ted Seides

Rahul Moodgal has spent 20 years as a fund raiser across long only strategies, hedge funds, fund of funds, customized...

Feb
14

2019

Harvard

Philanthropy

Harvard Breaking Higher Ed Fundraising Record

by Marcelino Pantoja

"All but the first fiscal year of the capital campaign saw annual fundraising totals in excess of $1 billion. Last...

Feb
13

2019

CNBC

CNBC clip

by Ted Seides

Ted appeared on CNBC to discuss off-the-run investment opportunities.

Feb
13

2019

Endowment

UTIMCO

UTIMCO CIO Britt Harris First Year at Endowment

by Marcelino Pantoja

“‘I’d heard that endowments were in general strong performers, but they are even stronger than I had anticipated,’ Harris admits....

Feb
12

2019

Higher Ed

Philanthropy

College Giving in 2018 Up 7.2%

by Marcelino Pantoja

"The S&P 500 Index’s 14 percent return in the period may have helped encourage giving from a variety of donors....

Feb
11

2019

Campus

Columbia

Columbia Building Manhattanville Campus

by Marcelino Pantoja

"Today, the heart of industrial Manhattanville, which is sandwiched between Broadway and 12th Avenue at the end of West 125th...

Feb
10

2019

Pods

Chris Ailman – CalSTRS’ Venerable CIO (EP.86)

by Ted Seides

Chris Ailman is the chief investment officer of the $220 billion pool for California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS). He...

Feb
8

2019

Institutional Investor

The Price That Makes Hedge Funds a Steal

by Ted Seides

This article originally appeared here in Institutional Investor on January 31, 2019 Hedge funds are expensive. Would you buy them...

Feb
7

2019

Johns Hopkins

Philanthropy

Johns Hopkins $1.8 Billion Bloomberg Gift

by Marcelino Pantoja

"I have always been grateful for that opportunity. I gave my first donation to Hopkins the year after I graduated:...

Feb
6

2019

Endowment

UTIMCO

Texas Endowment Billion Dollar Royalties

by Marcelino Pantoja

“Mineral rights are also seen as a relatively low-risk way to get exposure to energy and generate income compared with...

Feb
5

2019

Foundation

Portfolio Management

Hewlett Foundation CIO on Fund Managers

by Marcelino Pantoja

"We've got a fairly mature portfolio. This means we don't have a lot of new managers in and out of...

Feb
5

2019

Monthly Email

Capital Allocators Monthly – January 2019

by Ted Seides

As always, please feel free to forward this email to friends. Here Ye, Here Ye We crossed ONE MILLION downloads...

Feb
5

2019

Institutional Investor

What Happened When I Met Jack Bogle

by Ted Seides

This article originally appeared here in Institutional Investor on January 31, 2019 The Vanguard founder espoused low-cost index investing. I...

Feb
4

2019

Endowment

Harvard

Harvard CIO Narv Narvekar on Endowment Changes

by Marcelino Pantoja

"In a refinement, or perhaps a restatement, of his description of the duration of that transition, [CEO] Narvekar wrote that...

Feb
3

2019

Pods

Steve Kuhn – Life After Hedge Funds (EP.85)

by Ted Seides

Steve Kuhn is a retired hedge fund manager.  He spent two decades in the industry, specializing in mortgage-backed securities at...

Jan
31

2019

Endowment

Ivy League

Ivy League Endowments 2018 Performance Analysis

by Marcelino Pantoja

"Fiscal year 2018 was a stronger year for Ivy endowment performance than fiscal year 2017. Traditional outperformers continued to outperform,...

Jan
30

2019

Endowment

Harvard

Harvard Vineyards Thirst for Water in California

by Marcelino Pantoja

"The county supervisors issued an emergency moratorium on new agricultural wells starting Aug. 27, 2013—not just wells in the affected...

Jan
29

2019

Amherst

Endowment

Amherst CIO Mauricia Geissler on Fund Managers

by Marcelino Pantoja

"Moving to a broader asset allocation structure/model is probably one of the most significant shifts over the last 15 years....

Jan
28

2019

Endowment

Stanford

Stanford CIO Rob Wallace on Endowment Purpose

by Marcelino Pantoja

"The endowment is actually a collection of more than 7,000 individual gifts from donors. These generous gifts are meant to...

Jan
27

2019

Pods

Donna Snider – Inside the Investment Process at the Kresge Foundation (EP.84)

by Ted Seides

 Donna Snider is a Managing Director at the $4 billion Kresge Foundation, where she has worked for ten years...

Jan
24

2019

Foundation

Private Equity

Pittsburgh Foundation on PE Funds

by Marcelino Pantoja

"We look for consistency of fund size, the experience of the team and consistency regarding how they approach their investment...

Jan
23

2019

Stanford

University

Founding a University

by Marcelino Pantoja

"When railroad magnate and former California Gov. Leland Stanford and his wife, Jane Lathrop Stanford, lost their only child, Leland,...

Jan
22

2019

Endowment

Princeton

Princeton CIO Andy Golden on Investment Returns

by Marcelino Pantoja

“Princeton aims for a 10 percent annualized return, which is close to the long-term return for the S&P 500, not...

Jan
21

2019

Higher Ed

History

Higher Ed Hustle

by Marcelino Pantoja

"Another source of strength was that this disparate collection of largely undistinguished colleges and universities had succeeded in surviving a...

Jan
20

2019

Pods

Ron Biscardi – Putting Hedge Funds in Context (EP.83)

by Ted Seides

Ron Biscardi, the Co-Founder and CEO of Context Capital Partners and a Partner and Board Member of Context Summits.  Ron sits...

Jan
17

2019

Endowment

Notre Dame

Notre Dame CIO Scott Malpass Humble Beginnings

by Marcelino Pantoja

"The story goes that [Scott Malpass] came back to campus with $20 in his pocket and needing a job and...

Jan
16

2019

Endowment

Research

New Study on Endowments Large and Small

by Marcelino Pantoja

"The study was based on the IRS filings of 28,696 endowments and foundations. In addition to comparing university endowments to...

Jan
15

2019

Endowment

Harvard

Harvard Monetizing Campus Real Estate

by Marcelino Pantoja

“Fourthly, in strictly monetary terms, the University is holding land it values at $969 million in its most recent financial...

Jan
14

2019

Endowment

UTIMCO

UTIMCO CIO Britt Harris on Endowment Strategy

by Marcelino Pantoja

"Our strategy for being among the best endowments is to: - Have a clearly defined culture that is extreme. -...

Jan
13

2019

Pods

Jean Hynes – Inside Wellington Management (EP.82)

by Ted Seides

 Jean Hynes is a Managing Partner at Wellington Management, where she one of three people responsible for the governance...

Jan
13

2019

Endowment

Yale

Yale CIO David Swensen on Fund Managers

by Marcelino Pantoja

"We want people who are maniacally focused on beating the markets, generating superior investment returns. That’s an incredibly important distinction...

Jan
12

2019

Endowment

Yale

University Endowments

by Marcelino Pantoja

I am thrilled to share with you here on the Capital Allocators blog interesting articles and publications on University endowments....

Jan
6

2019

Pods

Jennifer Prosek – Branding an Asset Management Firm (EP.81)

by Ted Seides

 Jennifer Prosek is the founder and CEO of Prosek Partners, a leading international public relations and financial communications consultancy...

Jan
2

2019

Monthly Email

Capital Allocators Monthly – December 2018

by Ted Seides

  Every year we turn over the calendar and start fresh.  Some years it feels daunting.  This time, maybe not...

Dec
31

2018

Top 10 Episodes of Capital Allocators in 2018

by Ted Seides

Please enjoy this countdown of the top 10 most downloaded episodes of Capital Allocators in 2018 (and top 5 most...

Dec
24

2018

Pods

The Top 10 Episodes of 2018

by Ted Seides

   Thanks to you, this little pet project interviewing great leaders in the investment industry will cross one million...

Dec
16

2018

Pods

Tim McCusker – Consistency and Creativity at NEPC (EP.80)

by Ted Seides

 Tim McCusker is the Chief Investment Officer at NEPC, an investment consultant that advises on $1 trillion in assets...

Dec
9

2018

Pods

Brent Beshore – Micro Buyout Adventur.es (EP.79)

by Ted Seides

 Brent Beshore is the founder and CEO of Adventur.es, an investment firm that buys small family-owned businesses with the...

Dec
2

2018

Pods

Tom Bushey – Launching a Hedge Fund (EP.78)

by Ted Seides

 Tom Bushey is the founder of Sunderland Capital, a Boston-based hedge fund he started in 2016.  Tom graduated from...

Nov
30

2018

Monthly Email

Capital Allocators Monthly – November 2018

by Ted Seides

  Please feel free to forward this email to friends and colleagues. Readings are few in quantity, very high in...

Nov
25

2018

Pods

Mark Baumgartner – Luck, Risk and Uncertainty at the Institute for Advanced Study (EP.77)

by Ted Seides

 Mark Baumgartner is the CIO of the Institute for Advanced Study, where he oversees a $1 billion portfolio that...

Nov
18

2018

Pods

Annie Duke – Thinking More in Bets (EP.76)

by Ted Seides

 Annie Duke is a decision-making expert, former world-famous poker player, and author of the best seller, Thinking in Bets. ...

Nov
11

2018

Pods

Michael Lombardi – Leadership Through Football (EP.75)

by Ted Seides

 Michael Lombardi is a thirty-year veteran of professional football, including as a General Manager and a three-time Super Bowl...

Nov
4

2018

Pods

Jeffrey Solomon – Grief and Goodness in Squirrel Hill (SPECIAL EPISODE)

by Ted Seides

 Last week, the senseless and tragic events at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh left me and many...

Oct
31

2018

Monthly Email

Capital Allocators Monthly – October 2018

by Ted Seides

  I've been on the speaking circuit of late.  Great to catch up with lots of investors and allocators and...

Oct
28

2018

Pods

Karl Scheer – Competing Sensibly as CIO of the University of Cincinnati (EP.74)

by Ted Seides

 Karl Scheer is the Chief Investment Officer of the University of Cincinnati’s billion-dollar endowment.  Before taking the helm at...

Oct
21

2018

Pods

Andrew Tsai – Catching a Theme on the Chalkstream (EP.73)

by Ted Seides

 Andrew Tsai is the Chief Investment Officer of Chalkstream Capital Group, which he founded in 2003 to manage the...

Oct
14

2018

Pods

Michael Schwimer – Moneyball as an Investment Strategy (EP.72)

by Ted Seides

 Michael Schwimer is the CEO of Big League Advance, a company that makes investments in Minor League baseball players...

Oct
14

2018

Medium

Origins of an Investing Podcast

by Ted Seides

  Published on Medium on October 14, 2018 Did you find the podcast, or did the podcast find you? On a...

Oct
7

2018

Pods

Michael Batnick – The Best Investors and Their Biggest Mistakes (EP.71)

by Ted Seides

 Michael Batnick is the Director of Research at Ritholz Wealth Management, author of the Irrelevant Investor blog, co-host of...

Oct
1

2018

Institutional Investor

What Billy Beane and Jim Simons Have in Common

by Ted Seides

  Published in Institutional Investor on September 28, 2018 Major League Baseball’s playoffs are approaching, and I’m left with a...

Sep
30

2018

Pods

Andrew Golden – Princeton University’s Chief Investing Tiger (EP.13)

by Ted Seides

 Andy Golden is the President of Princeton University’s Investment Management Company (or PRINCO) for the last 22 years.  Having...

Sep
28

2018

Monthly Email

Capital Allocators Monthly – September 2018

by Ted Seides

  Investing is simple, but it's not easy. Although I don't trade much, last year I bought Bitcoin in September...

Sep
23

2018

Pods

Raphael Arndt – Australia’s Sovereign Wealth Fund CIO (EP.70)

by Ted Seides

 Raff Arndt is the Chief Investment Officer of Australia’s AUZ$145 billion Sovereign Wealth Fund, the Future Fund.  He trained...

Sep
16

2018

Pods

Stephen McKeon – Professor of Crypto Security Tokens (EP.69)

by Ted Seides

 Stephen McKeon spent six years out of college working in finance for venture-backed startups before returning to graduate school...

Sep
10

2018

Institutional Investor

The Death of Passive Management

by Ted Seides

  Published in Institutional Investor on September 9, 2018 Once upon a time, allocators in public markets chose between passive...

Sep
8

2018

Pods

Michael Mervosh – Invest in Yourself (EP.68)

by Ted Seides

 Both times I was interviewed (by Khe Hy and Patrick O'Shaughnessy) and shared those conversations on Capital Allocators, I made reference to...

Sep
2

2018

Pods

Sarah Williamson – Focusing Capital on the Long-Term (EP.67)

by Ted Seides

 Sarah Williamson is the CEO of FCLTGlobal, a non-profit consortium of large asset managers, allocators, and corporations dedicated to...

Aug
30

2018

Monthly Email

Capital Allocators Monthly (Aug 2018)

by Ted Seides

  Back to school, back to work! I'm diving into research on funds investing in Economic Opportunity Zones on behalf...

Aug
26

2018

Pods

Kristian Fok – Australia’s CBUS Superannuation CIO (EP.66)

by Ted Seides

-  Kristian Fok is the Chief Investment Officer of Australia’s A46B ($35B USD) Construction & Building Industry Superannuation Fund,...

Aug
19

2018

Pods

Josh Wolfe – Seeing the Lux (EP.65)

by Ted Seides

 Josh Wolfe is the co-founder of Lux Capital, a $1.5 billion venture capital firm that targets cutting-edge solutions to...

Aug
12

2018

Pods

Ben Reiter – Moneyball 2.0 (EP.64)

by Ted Seides

 Ben Reiter is a senior writer for Sports Illustrated and the author of Astroball:  The New Way to Win...

Aug
5

2018

Pods

Roz Hewsenian – Helmsley Trust’s Chief of People and Process (EP.63)

by Ted Seides

 Roz Hewsenian is the Chief Investment Officer of the $6 billion Helmsley Charitable Trust. Prior to joining Helmsley in...

Jul
30

2018

Monthly Email

Capital Allocators Monthly (July 2018)

by Ted Seides

  A great month to catch up on reading and listening.  My favorite reads this month triggered mentions of others...

Jul
29

2018

Pods

Charley Ellis – Indexing and Its Alternatives (EP.62)

by Ted Seides

 Investment luminary Charley Ellis is the founder of Greenwich Associates, author of 16 books, and one of the most...

Jul
22

2018

Pods

Manny Friedman – Non-Linear Financial Systems (EP.61)

by Ted Seides

 Manny Friedman is the CEO of EJF Capital, a firm he co-founded in 2005 that manages $9 billion with...

Jul
16

2018

REPLAY – Scott Malpass – The Fighting Irish’s Twelfth Man (Capital Allocators, EP.25)

by Ted Seides

This replay is the one of the most downloaded shows from last year, and one that new listeners may have...

Jul
8

2018

Pods

Anthony Scaramucci – It’s Called A Mooch (EP.60)

by Ted Seides

The name Anthony Scaramucci currently has 55% name recognition in the U.S. according to Politico. Anthony has been an entrepreneur...

Jul
1

2018

Pods

Peter Troob – Monkey Business in High Yield (EP.59)

by Ted Seides

 Peter Troob is the co-Founder and CIO of Troob Capital Management, an opportunistic investor and family office with particular...

Jun
28

2018

Monthly Email

Capital Allocators Monthly (June 2018)

by Ted Seides

  Summer reading time, and this month was a good one. We launched a premium content subscription to Capital Allocators,...

Jun
24

2018

Pods

James Aitken – Macro Strategist Extraordinaire (EP.58)

by Ted Seides

 Australian James Aitken is the Founder and Managing Partner of Aitken Advisors, a one-man macroeconomic consultancy based in Wimbledon,...

Jun
17

2018

Pods

Brian Portnoy – From Complex to Simple (EP.57)

by Ted Seides

 Brian Portnoy is the Director of Investment Education at $100 billion investment solutions provider Virtus Investment Partners, where he strives...

Jun
9

2018

Pods

Tom Lydon – ETF Trends (EP.56)

by Ted Seides

 Tom Lydon is one of the leading experts in the ETF and mutual fund industries. He is the founder...

Jun
3

2018

Pods

Tali Sharot – Optimism, Decisions and Mistakes (EP.55)

by Ted Seides

 Tali Sharot is a leading expert on human decision-making, optimism and emotion. A neuroscientist by trade, Tali combines research...

Jun
1

2018

Institutional Investor

The Hedge Fund Fee Conundrum

by Ted Seides

This article originally appeared in Institutional Investor on June 1, 2018. Allocators want cheaper fees, but they also want the...

May
29

2018

Monthly Email

Capital Allocators Monthly (May 2018)

by Ted Seides

  Spring is upon us (just in time for summer!). My favorite pieces this month came from social media feeds...

May
27

2018

Pods

John Pfeffer – Crypto for Institutions (EP. 54)

by Ted Seides

 John Pfeffer is an entrepreneur, investor and author of “An (Institutional) Investor’s Take on Cryptoassets.”  He is currently Partner...

May
20

2018

Pods

Ross Israel – Stable, Predictable Cash Flows (EP.53)

by Ted Seides

Ross Israel is the Head of Global Infrastructure Investments for QIC, Queensland, Australia’s 82B AUZ ($62B USD) investment fund. The...

May
13

2018

Pods

Kim Lew – The Carnegie Way (EP.52)

by Ted Seides

 Kim Lew is the Vice President and CIO of Carnegie Corporation, where she is responsible for the investment and...

May
9

2018

CNBC

CNBC Clip

by Ted Seides

Back to basics on hedge funds. Watch here  

May
6

2018

Pods

Paul Black – Gratitude, Fun, and Growth Stocks (EP.51)

by Ted Seides

 Paul Black is Co-CEO and portfolio manager at WCM Investment Management, a $26 billion manager of global equities that...

Apr
29

2018

Monthly Email

Capital Allocators Monthly (April 2018)

by Ted Seides

  I'll be heading the Omaha this weekend for my last annual public drubbing.  Stop me and say hello if...

Apr
29

2018

Pods

James Williams – Curating The Getty’s Assets (EP.50)

by Ted Seides

   Jim Williams is the Vice President, Chief Investment Officer and Treasurer of the Getty Trust, where he oversees...

Apr
24

2018

Institutional Investor

Your Brain Wants You To Make Bad Decisions. Here’s How To Avoid Them.

by Ted Seides

This article originally appeared in Institutional Investor on April 24, 2018. The human brain is hard-wired to confirm biases, overweight...

Apr
22

2018

Pods

Michael Cembalest – Eye on the Market (EP.49)

by Ted Seides

   Michael Cembalest is the Chairman of Market and Investment Strategy for J.P. Morgan Asset & Wealth Management, a...

Apr
15

2018

Pods

Steven Galbraith – In the Boardroom (EP.48)

by Ted Seides

   A year ago, I sat down with my friend Steven Galbraith to record the first conversation of Capital...

Apr
13

2018

Institutional Investor

The Edge You May Be Overlooking

by Ted Seides

This article originally appeared in Institutional Investor on April 13, 2018. When it comes to institutional investors, home field can...

Apr
7

2018

Pods

Chris Brockmeyer – On Broadway (EP. 47)

by Ted Seides

   Chris Brockmeyer is the Director of Employee Benefit Funds for the Broadway League, the national trade association for...

Apr
2

2018

Monthly Email

Capital Allocators Monthly (March 2018)

by Ted Seides

  Having fun with these markets (or weather) yet?  The more things stay the same... Reading 1. My latest Institutional...

Apr
1

2018

Pods

Andy Redleaf – Evolution of Markets (EP.46)

by Ted Seides

   Andy Redleaf is the Founding Partner of Whitebox Advisors, a $5.5 billion multi-strategy hedge fund launched in 1999...

Mar
25

2018

Pods

It’s Not About the Money (EP.45)

by Ted Seides

   Last fall, I sat down with a fellow former hedge fund of funds professional Khe Hy, who left...

Mar
17

2018

Wayne Wicker – Managing for Millions who Matter (EP.44)

by Ted Seides

   Wayne Wicker is the Senior VP and CIO of ICMA Retirement Corporation, an asset manager that oversees $50...

Mar
11

2018

Clare Flynn Levy and Cameron Hight – Moneyball for Managers (EP.43)

by Ted Seides

   Our exploration of the use of modern data analytics to enhance investment results continues this week with two...

Mar
5

2018

Institutional Investor

Learning from the Dumb Money

by Ted Seides

This article originally appeared in Institutional Investor on March 5, 2018. For years, Ted Seides refused to pay attention to...

Mar
4

2018

Basil Qunibi – Moneyball for Allocators (EP.42)

by Ted Seides

   Increased sophistication in manager assessment is an important trend in the search for alpha. My conversations with Michael...

Feb
28

2018

Capital Allocators Monthly (February 2018)

by Ted Seides

  The more things change, the more they stay the same.  Markets back to the bull, volatility in check, and...

Feb
25

2018

Rick Selvala – Harvesting Volatility (EP.41)

by Ted Seides

   Rick Selvala is the co-founder and CEO of Harvest Volatility, a ten-year old manager of a variety of...

Feb
23

2018

Institutional Investor

The Hidden Tax on Private Equity Investors

by Ted Seides

This article originally appeared in Institutional Investor on February 23, 2018. Private equity firms now extracting their extra pound of...

Feb
18

2018

Ali Hamed – Novel Asset Investing (EP.40)

by Ted Seides

   Ali Hamed is the co-founder of CoVenture and Managing Partner of the CoVenture VC Fund.  CoVenture is an...

Feb
5

2018

Annie Duke – Improving Decision Making (EP.39)

by Ted Seides

 Annie Duke is a renown public speaker and decision strategist. For two decades, she was one of the top...

Jan
31

2018

Capital Allocators Monthly (January 2018)

by Ted Seides

  I'm going to endeavor to send out an email monthly with writing and podcast updates. Feel free to pass...

Jan
28

2018

Seth Masters – Investment Polymath (EP.38)

by Ted Seides

  Seth Masters recently retired from Alliance Bernstein, where he spent 26 years across six different careers.  He started as...

Jan
22

2018

Bill Spitz – Seasoned Commodore (EP.37)

by Ted Seides

  Bill Spitz was the longtime head of Vanderbilt University’s endowment before retiring, for the first time, in 2007. He...

Jan
8

2018

Michael Mauboussin – Active Challenges, Rational Decisions and Team Dynamics (EP.36)

by Ted Seides

  Michael Mauboussin currently is the Director of Research at BlueMountain Capital, a multi-billion dollar hedge fund and asset manager. ...

Jan
5

2018

Institutional Investor

When Will Yale Buy Bitcoin?

by Ted Seides

This article originally appeared in Institutional Investor on January 5, 2018. Hedge funds grew from a boutique investment area serving...

Jan
1

2018

Margaret Chen – Leadership and Outsourcing the Investment Office (EP.35)

by Ted Seides

  Margaret Chen is the Head of CA Capital Management, Cambridge Associates’ $20 billion Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (OCIO) business....

Dec
18

2017

Deep Dive into Hedge Funds (EP.34)

by Ted Seides

  I received several emails over the last bunch of months asking for my take on the investing world and...

Dec
11

2017

Chris Acito – Credit Where Credit is Due (EP.33)

by Ted Seides

  Chris Acito is the CEO and CIO of Gapstow Capital Partners, a credit-focused investment organization. Chris started his career...

Nov
27

2017

Paul Johnson and Paul Sonkin, The Perfect Investment (EP.32)

by Ted Seides

  Paul Sonkin and Paul Johnson are investors, professors, and co-authors of Pitch the Perfect Investment.  Paul Sonkin is an...

Nov
13

2017

Meredith Jenkins – A Path to Trinity (EP.31)

by Ted Seides

  Meredith Jenkins is the Chief Investment Officer of Trinity Wall Street, where she oversees $5.5 billion of the church’s...

Oct
30

2017

Larry Mestel – Making Music Royalties Sing (EP.30)

by Ted Seides

  Larry Mestel is the Founder and Co-CEO of Primary Wave, one of the largest independent full-service entertainment companies. Primary...

Oct
26

2017

Institutional Investor

Leading Allocators Get Active

by Ted Seides

This article originally appeared in Institutional Investor on October 26, 2017. “The problem with modern portfolio theory is that it’s...

Oct
23

2017

Ashby Monk – Asset Giant Futurist (EP.29)

by Ted Seides

  Dr. Ashby Monk is the Executive and Research Director of the Stanford University Global Projects Center. He is also...

Oct
9

2017

Jason Klein – Investing to Cure Cancer (EP.28)

by Ted Seides

  Jason Klein is the Senior Vice President and CIO at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where he oversees the hospital’s...

Oct
2

2017

Ellen Ellison – Playing to Your Strengths (EP.27)

by Ted Seides

  Ellen Ellison is the Chief Investment Officer of the University of Illinois Foundation, which she joined in 2013 as...

Sep
25

2017

David Barrett – Searching for Leaders (EP.26)

by Ted Seides

  David Barrett is the founder of David Barrett Partners, a leading executive search firm focused exclusively on buy-side asset...

Sep
18

2017

Scott Malpass – The Fighting Irish’s Twelfth Man (EP.25)

by Ted Seides

 Scott Malpass is the esteemed Vice President and CIO of Notre Dame University, where he oversees the school's $12...

Sep
4

2017

Jim Dunn – Protect, Perform, Provide (EP.24)

by Ted Seides

  Jim Dunn is the CEO and CIO of Verger Capital Management, an Outsourced CIO business whose anchor client is...

Sep
1

2017

Institutional Investor

Why Communication is Key to Active Management

by Ted Seides

This article originally appeared in Institutional Investor on September 1, 2017. If investing is a people business, then creating real...

Aug
28

2017

Dan Egan – Better Investment Outcomes (EP.23)

by Ted Seides

  Dan Egan is the Director of Behavioral Finance and Investing at Betterment, the leading robo-advisor overseeing $10 billion in...

Aug
21

2017

Chatri Sityodtong – Warrior Spirit (EP.22)

by Ted Seides

  Chatri Sityodtong is the Founder and Chairman of ONE Championship, Asia’s largest sports media property. Chatri started his career...

Aug
14

2017

Richard Lawrence – Compounding in Asia (EP.21)

by Ted Seides

   Richard Lawrence is the Chairman and Executive Director of The Overlook Group, a $5 billion investment organization focused...

Aug
7

2017

Kip McDaniel – CIO Whisperer (EP.20)

by Ted Seides

  Kip McDaniel is the Chief Content Officer and Editorial Director at Institutional Investor.  Prior to joining II a year...

Jul
31

2017

Dan Schorr – Death, Ice Cream, and Entrepreneurship (EP.19)

by Ted Seides

  Dan Schorr is the founder of Vice Cream, an early stage company that is bringing back unapologetic indulgence to...

Jul
24

2017

Thomas DeLong – Authentic Leadership (EP.18)

by Ted Seides

  Tom DeLong is a renown expert in organizational behavior, leadership, and human development of high performance professionals, the so...

Jul
17

2017

Adam Blitz – Inside Hedge Fund Allocation (EP.17)

by Ted Seides

   Adam Blitz is the CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Evanston Capital Management, a $4.5 billion hedge fund...

Jul
10

2017

Thomas Russo – Buy and Hold…and Then What (EP.16)

by Ted Seides

   Tom Russo is the Managing Member of Gardner Russo & Gardner, where he manages $11 billion in a...

Jul
6

2017

Reflections – Hardly a Waste of Time (EP.15)

by Ted Seides

  A few months ago, an idea came to me to share some conversations with great capital allocators that I’ve...

Jul
3

2017

Chris Douvos – Venture Capital’s Super LP (EP.14)

by Ted Seides

   Chris Douvos is Managing Director at Venture Investment Associates, a fund that invests $1B in commitments to venture...

Jun
16

2017

Mario Therrien – The Canadian Pension Model (EP.12)

by Ted Seides

   Mario Therrien is Senior Vice President of External Portfolio Management at Canadian asset manager Caisse de dépôt et...

Jun
7

2017

Larry Kochard – Endowment Professor (EP.11)

by Ted Seides

  Larry Kochard is the CEO and CIO of the University of Virginia Investment Management Company (UVIMCO), where he provides...

Jun
2

2017

David “Bull” Gurfein – Interdisciplinary Lessons from the Marines (EP.10)

by Ted Seides

  David Gurfein, whose nickname “Bull” fits the bill, is a decorated Marine Corps Combat veteran who enlisted at age...

May
25

2017

Jeffrey Solomon – Vision, Tenacity, and Empathy (EP.09)

by Ted Seides

   Jeffrey Solomon is the President of publicly listed Cowen Group (TK: COWN), a financial services company focused on...

May
19

2017

Charley Ellis – Multiple Ways to Win (EP.08)

by Ted Seides

  Charley Ellis is one of the most highly regarded experts in the investment business.  After spending nearly a decade...

May
17

2017

Jenny Heller – Thinking it Through (EP.07)

by Ted Seides

  Jenny Heller is the President and Chief Investment Officer of Brandywine Trust Group.  Brandywine formed 25 years ago to...

May
5

2017

Josh Brown – When Witchcraft Failed (EP.06)

by Ted Seides

  Josh Brown is the CEO of Ritholz Wealth Management, a NYC-based financial advisor that helps people align their investments...

Apr
28

2017

The Bet with Buffett (EP.05)

by Ted Seides

  Today’s show is a little different from my ongoing series of conversations with Capital Allocators.  As you probably know,...

Apr
24

2017

Tom Lenehan – Perpetual Thinking at Rockefeller University (EP.04)

by Ted Seides

   Tom Lenehan is the Deputy Chief Investment Officer of The Rockefeller University, where he helps lead the management...

Apr
19

2017

Brett Barth – Asset Allocation for Families (EP.03)

by Ted Seides

   Brett Barth is a founder, Managing Partner, and Director of Investment Research at BBR Partners. BBR manages north...

Apr
12

2017

André Perold – The Academic Practitioner (EP.02)

by Ted Seides

  André Perold is the Chief Investment Officer and Co-Managing Partner at HighVista Strategies, where for the last dozen years...

Apr
12

2017

Steven Galbraith – Five Tool Player (EP.01)

by Ted Seides

  Steve Galbraith is an investment manager, brilliant writer, engaging thinker and one of the most well-liked men on Wall...

May
2

2016

Forbes

How to Start a Hedge Fund: Interview with Ted Seides

by Ted Seides

This interview originally appeared in Forbes on May 2, 2016. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to...