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Meet the people who allocate vast pools of capital and the processes they employ.

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Capital Allocators Ted Seides

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Meet the people who allocate vast pools of capital and the processes they employ.

New episodes release on Monday's

    Dan Rasmussen – Private Equity Risk and Public Equity Opportunity at Verdad Advisers (First Meeting, EP.15)

    Dan Rasmussen – Private Equity Risk and Public Equity Opportunity at Verdad Advisers (First Meeting, EP.15)

    Dan Rasmussen is the Founder and portfolio manager at Verdad Advisers, which he launched in 2014 to replicate the historical success of private equity in the public markets.  He’s an outspoken critic of the market’s enthusiasm for private equity, resulting from research he conducted in the business while working at Bain Capital.
    Our conversation covers Dan’s early education in the Socratic method, research into why private equity works, current risk in the private equity and private credit markets, and the launch of Verdad to find private equity-like outcomes in the public markets.  We then turn to Verdad, including key lessons upon shifting to public equity investing, stock screens, portfolio construction, position sizing and the competitive advantage of capacity constraints.  Lastly, we touch on Verdad’s written research and preparing a portfolio for a recession.
    If you like Dan’s thought process, you can sign up to receive his team’s weekly research at verdadcap.com/strategy.
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    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT – CAPITAL ALLOCATORS LIVE!

    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT – CAPITAL ALLOCATORS LIVE!

    I’m excited to announce Capital Allocators LIVE!, a live event that will take place in NYC on June 18th.

    I’ll host a series of live podcasts with Michael Mauboussin, Morgan Housel, Andre Perold, Atomic Habits author James Clear, and Annie Duke.

    You can hear us live and sit alongside a bunch of other past guests on the show as well.

    Founder’s Class Tickets and Golden Tickets are now available.

    Founder’s Class Members will receive a discounted price for the event and the same price for all future LIVE! events.  There are just 50 Founder’s Class Memberships available for those early birds catching the worm.

    Golden Tickets are also available, and those include the event and a special dinner afterwards with Annie, James, Morgan and me for those 25 Golden Ticket holders.

    Hop onto capitalallocatorspodcast.com and buy your tickets today!

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    James Aitken – Tour Around the World from a Small Island (Capital Allocators, EP.121)

    James Aitken – Tour Around the World from a Small Island (Capital Allocators, EP.121)

    James Aitken is the Founder and Managing Partner of Aitken Advisors, a one-man macroeconomic research boutique based in Wimbledon, England from where he pens his weekly “Notes from a Small Island” and consults approximately one hundred of the most influential pools of capital in the world.
    After a wildly popular show two years ago, James came back for another doozy. Our conversation covers the ESG tsunami and the impact fund flows will create on business economics, politics, and investments, the dynamics of Brexit and incumbent Investment opportunities, China’s evolving economic plan, and the tenuous plumbing of the US financial system.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Peter Kraus - Widening the Aperture on Alpha (First Meeting, EP.14)

    Peter Kraus - Widening the Aperture on Alpha (First Meeting, EP.14)

    Peter Kraus is the Chairman and CEO of Aperture Investors, a $5 billion asset manager he founded after a storied four-decade career on Wall Street, including heading the Investment Management Division at Goldman Sachs and serving as Chairman and CEO of AllianceBernstein. Throughout his career, Peter has been a vocal proponent of pay-for-performance compensation models and the need for trust between active managers and their clients.
    He ultimately decided that a successful culture of performance-linked fees that properly aligns the manager and client could only occur in a new firm built from scratch. He teamed up with Italian insurance company Generali to launch Aperture in 2018.
    Our conversation covers Peter’s career at Goldman Sachs and AllianceBernstein, the structural problem of incentives in the asset management industry, and Peter’s attempt to disrupt that structure. We then discuss his process for selecting managers on Aperture’s platform, including screening, due diligence, and the nuances in idea generation, track record, value system, and managing teams.
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Ted Seides – A Rational Reminder (Capital Allocators, EP.121)

    Ted Seides – A Rational Reminder (Capital Allocators, EP.121)

    Last year, I appeared on the Rational Reminder podcast, a show hosted by Cameron Passmore and Ben Felix of PWL Capital, a terrific Ottawa, Canada-based wealth manager that focuses on low cost, passive investing.
    We discussed the depth of the institutional investment research process, hedge funds, alternatives for individuals, index fund investing around the world, lessons from the big Bet, and a few other fun topics.
    Cameron and Ben are thoughtful investors and offer high-quality content through their podcast.  I’d encourage you to have a listen.
    Please enjoy Cameron and Ben’s interview with me.
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    • 46 min
    Beezer Clarkson – Sapphire Gem of Early Stage Venture (Capital Allocators, EP.120)

    Beezer Clarkson – Sapphire Gem of Early Stage Venture (Capital Allocators, EP.120)

    Beezer Clarkson is Managing Director at Sapphire Ventures where she is responsible for the management of Sapphire’s fund investments in early stage venture funds globally.  Her career through direct and fund investing has left her with unusually deep knowledge and insights in the space.
    Our conversation starts with Beezer’s meandering career and turns to her work at Sapphire, including its structure and unique relationship with SAP, Series A investing, winnowing through a massive funnel of fund opportunities, the due diligence process and re-underwriting process, implications of companies staying private longer, and #OpenLP, a public forum to hear the voice of VC LPs that Beezer created with past podcast guest Chris Douvos.
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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

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Clear & Informative

Such a great resource for those in the financial world and those not. Every episode has kernels of wisdom.

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Tepper interview

Wow, he speaks so fast but he offers such an interesting perspective. Need to listen to this a few more times! I’m such I missed so much the first go round.
Well done Ted.

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Insightful with strong values

Caliber of guests, insight and values are unsurpassed in this deep dive into the people behind the money.

After two years of dedicated listening Capital Allocators still impresses!

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