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 explore best practices in the asset management industry from the perspective of asset owners, asset managers, and other relevant players. He created and hosts the Capital Allocators podcast (capitalallocatorspodcast.com) and serves as an advisor and consultant to allocators and asset managers.
Ted launched the podcast in 2017 and by September 2019, the show had reached two million downloads. Barron’s named it one of the best seven podcasts in Business and Finance.
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.
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 and seeded small hedge funds. In 2010, Larry Kochard and Cathleen Rittereiser profiled Ted in the book Top Hedge Fund Investors. In 2016, Ted authored So You Want to Start a Hedge Fund: Lessons for Managers and Allocators to share lessons from his experience.
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 two of Yale’s managers, 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 for Institutional Investor, and previously wrote a blog for the CFA Institute’s Enterprising Investor and guest publications for the late Peter L. Bernstein’s Economics and Portfolio Strategy.
He is a Trustee and member of the investment committee at the Wenner-Gren Foundation, an active participant in the Hero’s Journey Foundation, and 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, Cum Laude, from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.