Blog

OCT 14

2018

Medium

Origins of an Investing Podcast

by Ted Seides, CFA

A story about how I came to launch Capital Allocators.

OCT 1

2018

Institutional Investor

What Billy Bean and Jim Simons Have in Common

by Ted Seides, CFA

Investors clamor for transparency — but sometimes, a lack of it works to their advantage.

SEP 30

2018

Monthly

SEP 10

2018

Institutional Investor

The Death of Passive Management

by Ted Seides, CFA

Passive management and index funds used to be synonyms. In a world proliferated by low cost products, passive is no longer an option.

AUG 31

2018

Monthly

JULY 31

2018

Monthly

JUNE 30

2018

Monthly

JUNE 1

2018

Institutional Investor

The Hedge Fund Fee Conundrum

by Ted Seides, CFA

Allocators want cheaper fees, but they also want the best managers. They can’t have both, and that’s stalling industry progress when it comes to alignment of interests.

MAY 31

2018

Monthly

MAY 9

2018

CNBC

CNBC clip

by Ted Seides, CFA

Back to basics on hedge funds.

APRIL 30

2018

Monthly

APR 24

2018

Institutional Investor

Your Brain Wants You to Make Bad Decisions. Here's How to Avoid Them.

by Ted Seides, CFA

The human brain is hard-wired to confirm biases, overweight the importance of recent information, and run with the herd. But a new book shows how to get around our flawed programming..

APR 13

2018

Institutional Investor

The Edge You May Be Overlooking

by Ted Seides, CFA

When it comes to institutional investors, home field can be just as advantageous as it is to baseball players.

MAR 31

2018

Monthly

MAR 5

2018

Institutional Investor

Learning from the Dumb Money

by Ted Seides, CFA

Following the lead of private wealth managers, institutions may find low hanging from shifting from benchmark-based investing to goal-based investing.

FEB 28

2018

Monthly

FEB 23

2018

Institutional Investor

The Hidden Tax on Private Equity Investors

by Ted Seides, CFA

Private equity firms now extracting their extra pound of flesh while the going is good will face serious scrutiny down the road.

JAN 31

2018

Monthly

JAN 26

2018

Institutional Investor

When Will Yale Buy Bitcoin

by Ted Seides, CFA

The adoption of new investment areas follows a similar pattern. Bitcoin and crypto assets are in the early stages of this adoption curve.

OCT 26

2017

Institutional Investor

Leading Allocators Get Active

by Ted Seides, CFA

Leading allocators are eschewing passive management in favor of the dogged pursuit of alpha.

SEP 1

2017

Institutional Investor

Why Communication is Key to Active Management

by Ted Seides, CFA

If investing is a people business, then creating real dialogue among team members is a key driver of performance.

JUN 2

2015

CFAInstitute

Loyalty Rewards: A Better Fee Structure for All

by Ted Seides, CFA

A better fee structure for more hedge fund participants might be one that rewards investor loyalty with reduced management fees over time.


FEB 12

2015

CFAInstitute

Betting with Buffett: Seven Lean Years Later

by Ted Seides, CFA

Standing seven years into a 10-year wager with Warren Buffett that hedge funds would outperform the S&P 500, we sure look wrong, says Ted Seides, CFA. What follows is an assessment of why, and an outlook on where to go from here.


NOV 17

2014

CFAInstitute

Is CalPERS a Canary in the Coal Mine?

by Ted Seides, CFA

Will CalPERS’ recent announcement of its intention to exit its $4 billion hedge fund portfolio become a successful example of thought leadership or a sour route for the crowd to follow?


MAY 28

2014

CFAInstitute

The Sobering Reality of “Retirement Risk”

by Ted Seides, CFA

As the founders of the first generation of institutional hedge funds reach the twilight of their careers, allocators are beginning to think about “retirement risk” in their hedge fund portfolios.


DEC 12

2013

CFAInstitute

Lessons from Golf: Is it Time to Sell a Fund Manager?

by Ted Seides, CFA

The golf analogy, “What are the chances that someone posting a 50 on the front nine is actually a scratch golfer?” is used to describe emerging managers.


NOV 12

2013

CFAInstitute

In Praise of Risk Aversion

by Ted Seides, CFA

“And the seasons they go ’round and ’round And the painted ponies go up and down We’re captive on the carousel of time” — Joni Mitchell The Circle Game The hardest day to invest is always the current one.


APR 11

2013

CFAInstitute

The Future of Long-Short Equity

by Ted Seides, CFA

Although historically one of the leading strategies in the hedge fund world, long/short equity has recently underperformed other venues for hedge fund investment. What does the futture hold?


APR 12

2013

CFAInstitute

Investment Strategy: Rethinking Hedge Fund Indices

by Ted Seides, CFA

Creating a hedge fund index that reflects investor experience is certainly a challenge, but the assertions made in the academic research point fingers at the wrong issues. Ted Seides thinks it worthwhile to set the record straight.


JAN 14

2013

CFAInstitute

Hedge Funds: The Most Expensive Bargain In Town

by Ted Seides, CFA

The $2 trillion question is not whether hedge funds do something valuable in the markets; it’s whether hedge funds are worth the price. Ted Seides presents three different arguments in support of hedge funds.


DEC 5

2012

CFAInstitute

Alternative Investing: The Little Blog of Start-Up Hedge Funds

by Ted Seides, CFA

Ted Seides, CFA, shares 10 lessons he has learned from investing in small and start-up hedge funds.