About Ted

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

Ted is the Founder of Capital Allocators LLC, which he created in 2016 to bring together his activities connecting with people and ideas in asset management. He manages capital, advises asset managers and allocators, is a sought-after public speaker, and hosts the Capital Allocators podcast, which reached two million downloads in September 2019.

From 2017-2019, Ted also served as Chief Investment Officer of Perch Bay Group, a single-family office for which he built and managed a diversified portfolio of direct and fund investments across asset classes.

Previously, Ted was a founder and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Protégé Partners, LLC, a leading multi-billion-dollar alternative investment firm that invested in and seeded small hedge funds. He started his career and spent five years under David Swensen at the Yale Investments Office and spent two years after business school investing directly at two of Yale’s managers.

Ted is a columnist for Institutional Investor and authored the book So You Want to Start a Hedge Fund: Lessons for Managers and Allocators.

In 2008, he made a ten-year charitable bet with Warren Buffett pitting hedge funds against the S&P 500.

Ted is a Trustee and member of the investment committee at the Wenner-Gren Foundation and an active participant in the Hero’s Journey Foundation. He holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science, cum laude, from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.