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.
Ted is the Chief Investment Officer of Perch Bay Group, a single-family office he joined in 2017 to manage a diversified portfolio of direct and fund investments across asset classes.
Ted produces and hosts the Capital Allocators Podcast (capitalallocatorspodcast.com). By the end of 2018, the show reached one million downloads.
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 and seeded small hedge funds. 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. Sharing the lessons from his experience, Ted authored the book So You Want to Start a Hedge Fund: Lessons for Managers and Allocators in February 2016.
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 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 is a columnist for Institutional Investor, wrote a blog for the CFA Institute’s Enterprising Investor, and wrote guest publications for the late Peter L. Bernstein’s Economics and Portfolio Strategy.
Ted is a Trustee and member of the investment committee at the Wenner-Gren Foundation, is an active participant in the Hero’s Journey Foundation, and is a Decade Rider of 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 from Harvard Business School.