Our mission:
Learn, Share and Implement the Process of Premier Investors by 
Compounding Knowledge and Relationships
We seek to accomplish this through six shared values:
1. Quality

We produce Quality work with consistent, meticulous effort that emulates the magic of compounding to create greatness over time. We strengthen this foundation with self-reflection and feedback from others.

2. Entrepreneurial Spirit

We have an Entrepreneurial Spirit. We are creative problem-solvers. We act with self-sufficiency, resourcefulness, and proactivity.

3. Intellectually Curious

We are Intellectually Curious. We learn, share, and implement the best of like-minded individuals and firms. We seek out diversity of thought and continuously improve.

4. Respect

We treat others with Respect. We are fans of each other. We play well in our sandbox, are honest and authentic.

5. Generous

We are Generous. We eagerly create connections, knowing our generosity will be reciprocated. We help others reach their aspirations as they support ours.

6. Fun

We have Fun. We are focused on the positive in our words and actions. We take ourselves seriously, but not too seriously.


Ted Seides, CFA is the founder of Capital Allocators, an ecosystem that includes podcasts, events, education, and advisory. Ted launched the Capital Allocators podcast in 2017. The show reached ten million downloads in April 2022 and has been recognized as the top institutional investing podcast

Alongside the podcast, Ted created Capital Allocators Summits with friend and industry veteran Rahul Moodgal to bring together industry leaders to connect and learn. He developed Capital Allocators University to teach senior professionals non-investment disciplines that are essential to investment success. He also advises managers on business strategy and allocators on investment strategy

In March 2021, he published his second book, Capital Allocators: How the world's elite money managers lead and invest that distills key lessons from the first 150 episodes of the podcast. In October 2022, Ted was honored as Citizen of the Year at With Intelligence's inaugural Allocator Prizes. 

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.

Ted writes a blog entitled 'What Ted's Thinking' and previously wrote columns for Institutional Investor, CFA Institute’s Enterprising Investor, and the late Peter L. Bernstein’s Economics and Portfolio Strategy.

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.


Hank Strmac

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