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 his first book, 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. In his summer job and following business school, he spent two years investing directly at three of Yale’s managers, Brahman Capital, Stonebridge Partners and J.H. Whitney & Company.
With aspirations to demonstrate the 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.
He is a member of the Advisory Council for the Alliance for Decision Education and an active participant in the Hero’s Journey Foundation. He previously served as a Trustee and member of the investment committee at the Wenner-Gren Foundation, a Trustee and head of the Programming Committee for the Greenwich Roundtable, and an Advisory Board member of Citizen Schools-New York.
Ted holds a BA, Cum Laude, from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.