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The Derivative

110 EpisodesProduced by RCM AlternativesWebsite

Welcome to The Derivative by RCM Alternatives, where we dive into what makes alternative investments go, analyze the strategies of unique hedge fund managers, and chat with interesting guests from across the investment world. Hosted by RCM Managing Partner, Jeff Malec, join us to take a ride through… read more


Allocating Assets and Attracting Allocators with Ted Seides

From actual capital allocator to branding his book and podcast “Capital Allocator,” Ted Seides has one of the biggest banks of knowledge in the capital allocation game. He’s a well-known author of two books, host of the podcast Capital Allocators, and in his “free time” invests his own money in some of the best and brightest hedge funds around. In today’s episode, we’re talking with Ted about Capital Allocators (the podcast & the book), the transition of talking to managers for an allocation -> to talking to allocators about managers on the pod, the Yale endowment and incredible opportunity to learn from Dave Swenson, bias in capital allocation, rebalancing without emotion, illiquidity premiums, base rates, allocator’s reaction to competition, blackbox of quants, portfolio construction, “Netflix” allocator selection, and Ted’s favorite guests & favorite quotes.



01:43-28:16=Learning from David Swensen

28:17-48:55=Is Private Equity Too Big?

48:56-57:47=Base Rates, AI advancements & Fees

57:48-01:09:20=The Show or Allocators Podcast

01:09:21-01:22:23=Part of the Equation

01:22:23-01:28:39=Favorites (The Buffet Bet)

Follow Ted on Twitter at @tseides, listen to Ted’s podcast on your preferred platform here, and purchase his books here.

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Disclaimer: This podcast is provided for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as legal, business, or tax advice. All opinions expressed by podcast participants are solely their own opinions and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of RCM Alternatives, their affiliates, or companies featured. Due to industry regulations, participants on this podcast are instructed not to make specific trade recommendations, nor reference past or potential profits. And listeners are reminded that managed futures, commodity trading, and other alternative investments are complex and carry a risk of substantial losses. As such, they are not suitable for all investors. For more information, visit

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