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Ted Seides

So You Want to Start a Hedge Fund: Lessons for Managers and Allocators

Interview with Ted Seides

April 8, 2016

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About Ted Seides

Ted+Seides%2C+CFA%2C+is+the+son+of+a+teacher+and+a+psychiatrist.+Perhaps+by+genetic+disposition%2C+he+is+passionate+about+sharing+his+insights+and+investing+in+people.%0D%0A%0D%0AFrom+2002+to+2015%2C+Ted+was+a+founder+of+Prot%C3%A9g%C3%A9+Partners+LLC+and+served+as+President+and+Co-Chief+Investment+Officer.+Prot%C3%A9g%C3%A9+is+a+leading+multibillion+dollar+alternative+investment+firm+that+invests+in+established+small+and+select+emerging+hedge+funds+on+an+arms-length+and+seed+basis.+Ted+built+the+firm%E2%80%99s+investment+process+and+managed+the+sourcing%2C+research%2C+and+due+diligence+of+its+portfolios.+He+worked+actively+with+each+of+Prot%C3%A9g%C3%A9%E2%80%99s+40+seed+investments+since+inception.+In+2010%2C+Larry+Kochard+and+Cathleen+Ritterheiser+profiled+Ted+in+the+book+%E2%80%9CTop+Hedge+Fund+Investors%3A+Stories%2C+Strategies%2C+and+Advice.%E2%80%9D%0D%0A%0D%0ATed+began+his+career+in+1992+under+the+tutelage+of+David+Swensen+at+the+Yale+University+Investments+Office.+During+his+five+years+at+Yale%2C+Ted+focused+on+external+public+equity+managers+and+internal+fixed-income+portfolio+management.+Following+business+school%2C+he+spent+two+years+investing+directly+at+Stonebridge+Partners+and+J.H.+Whitney+%26+Company.%0D%0A%0D%0AWith+aspirations+to+demonstrate+the+salutary+benefits+of+hedge+funds+on+institutional+portfolios+to+a+broad+audience%2C+Ted+made+a+non-profitable+wager+with+Warren+Buffett+that+pitted+the+10-year+performance+of+the+S%26P+500+against+a+selection+of+five+hedge+fund+of+funds+from+2008-2017.%0D%0A%0D%0ATed+writes+extensively+on+the+industry.+His+work+includes+a+blog+for+the+CFA+Institute%E2%80%99s+Enterprising+Investor+and+publications+for+the+late+Peter+L.+Bernstein%E2%80%99s+%E2%80%9CEconomics+and+Portfolio+Strategy%2C%E2%80%9D+Harvard+Business+School+Publishing%2C+FT+Alphaville%2C+and+Institutional+Investor.+Ted%E2%80%99s+first+book%2C+So+You+Want+to+Start+a+Hedge+Fund%3A+Lessons+for+Managers+and+Allocators+%28Wiley%29+is+scheduled+for+release+in+February+2016.%0D%0A%0D%0ATed+sits+on+the+Board+of+Trustees+of+the+Greenwich+Roundtable+and+is+a+Trustee+and+member+of+the+investment+committee+at+the+Wenner-Gren+Foundation.+He+serves+as+a+member+of+the+Founder%E2%80%99s+Circle+of+Cycle+for+Survival%2C+the+Board+of+Technoacademy%2C+and+previously+was+a+founding+Board+member+of+Citizen+Schools-New+York.+He+is+a+Senior+Advisor+to+The+Imprint+Group%2C+an+organization+that+helps+leading+investment+managers+sustain+growth+by+focusing+on+its+people.%0D%0A%0D%0ATed+holds+a+BA+in+economics+and+political+science%2C+Cum+Laude%2C+from+Yale+University+and+an+MBA+with+honors+from+Harvard+Business+School.

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