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Allocator and asset management expert, Ted Seides, conducts in-depth interviews with leaders in the institutional investing industry. Guests include Chief Investment Officers from leading allocators, asset managers, strategists, thought leaders, and many more. Our mission is to learn, share, and help implement the process of premier investors. Learn more and join our community at capitalallocators.com.

Capital Allocators – Inside the Institutional Investment Industry Ted Seides – Allocator and Asset Management Expert

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Allocator and asset management expert, Ted Seides, conducts in-depth interviews with leaders in the institutional investing industry. Guests include Chief Investment Officers from leading allocators, asset managers, strategists, thought leaders, and many more. Our mission is to learn, share, and help implement the process of premier investors. Learn more and join our community at capitalallocators.com.

    JUST RELEASED: Bain Capital on Private Equity Deals

    JUST RELEASED: Bain Capital on Private Equity Deals

    The sixth episode of Season One of Private Equity Deals released this morning. I’m joined by David Humphrey and Devin O’Reilly from Bain Capital, who worked together on the purchase of Zelis, a healthcare and fin tech company that serves the most abrasive aspect of the healthcare system – dealing with all aspects of medical claims. The deal shines a light on how Bain Capital operates in addressing an important business need. Tune in to Private Equity Deals to hear all about it.
     
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    Frank Brosens – Culture and Partnership at Taconic Capital

    Frank Brosens – Culture and Partnership at Taconic Capital

    Frank Brosens is a co-founder of Taconic Capital, an $8 billion event-driven, multi-strategy hedge fund founded in 1999. Frank started his career at Goldman Sachs, where he joined and later ran Bob Rubin’s legendary risk arbitrage desk. That group became one of the top breeding grounds for hedge fund founders, including among its ranks Tom Steyer at Farallon, Richard Perry at Perry Partners, Danny Och at Och-Ziff Capital, Eddie Lampert at ESL, Eric Mindich at Eton Park, and Dinakar Singh at TPG-Axon.

    Our conversation covers Frank’s path to the Goldman risk arb desk, the culture that made it a success, and his eventual decision to leave the firm. We then discuss the founding of Taconic, its partnership and investment philosophy, and its approach to risk management, capital allocation, and the pursuit of opportunities. Along the way, Frank highlights examples that demonstrate the benefits of a carefully aligned culture for teammates and clients across organizational structure, portfolio management, and compensation.

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    Melanie Pickett – Modern Technology in the Investment Office at Northern Trust

    Melanie Pickett – Modern Technology in the Investment Office at Northern Trust

    Today’s sponsor insight features Melanie Pickett, Executive Vice President at Northern Trust, who is responsible for leading the Asset Owner segment in the Americas.

    Melanie joined Northern Trust five years ago to create its Front Office Solutions business, which today works with $450 billion on the platform across more than forty asset owner clients. Prior to Northern Trust, she spent six years as Chief Operating Officer at Emory University’s investment office and over a decade rising to Executive Director in investment operations at Morgan Stanley.

    Our conversation dives into Melanie’s background, technology challenges in the investment office, and her passion for addressing those challenges at Northern Trust. We cover the evolution of Northern Trust’s business for asset owners and Melanie’s perspective on trends in asset allocation, technology, performance and risk management, data science, and the future of the business.

    We are incredibly grateful to Melanie and Northern Trust for being a longtime sponsor of the show and are eager to highlight their value to the institutional community.

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    Geoffrey Rubin – The Modern Canadian Model at CPPIB

    Geoffrey Rubin – The Modern Canadian Model at CPPIB

    Geoffrey Rubin is the Senior Managing Director and Chief Investment Strategist of Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board, or CPPIB, which oversees $520 billion Canadian ($400 billion USD) on behalf of tens of millions of its citizens. CPPIB is a prime example of the Canadian model, which features significant internal active management of assets and a thoughtful total fund management approach.

    Our conversation covers Geoffrey’s background and path to CPPIB, the Canadian model, effective governance, and competitive advantage. We then turn to the implementation of the model across internal capabilities, resource and capital allocation in the portfolio, compensation, talent retention, collaboration, organic innovation, and putting the model to the test during this year’s challenging market conditions.

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    JUST RELEASED: EQT on Private Equity Deals

    JUST RELEASED: EQT on Private Equity Deals

    The fifth episode of Season One of Private Equity Deals released this morning. I'm joined by Arvindh Kumar, the Global Co-Head of Technology at EQT. We discuss Innovyze, a mid-market vertical software company that provides smart water infrastructure to utilities and engineers. It's a complex transaction created by merging two carve-outs from public companies and integrating the businesses alongside a management team change. Tune in to Private Equity Deals to hear the story.

    Before we get going, about a third of all CA listeners have already subscribed to Private Equity Deals. If you're an allocator, a private equity manager, a banker, or just someone interested in learning what all the private equity fuss is all about, this show is for you. Search of PE Deals on your favorite podcast player and subscribe. As soon as you do, you'll get a chance to listen to episode five featuring EQT in the most complex transaction we've discussed thus far.

     
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    Colin Smith and Farouk Miah - Empty Rooms: Investing in Africa

    Colin Smith and Farouk Miah - Empty Rooms: Investing in Africa

    Colin Smith and Farouk Miah are the founders of All Africa Partners, a concentrated, public equity fund they launched last year with backing by three of the most successful investors in the region.

    Our conversation covers their backgrounds and the opportunity set on the continent, including Africa’s market size, investable countries, liquidity, market performance, businesses, valuations, and currencies. We then turn to All Africa’s investment process across sourcing, due diligence, decision making, trading, and portfolio construction. We close discussing risks in the region and lessons learned from Colin’s winning a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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One of my faviourite podcasts

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Absolutely fantastic podcast. Ted had a knack for inviting amazing guests and ask great, searching questions. A must listen for anyone that is fascinated by how Capital allocators think and see the world.
I’m also amazed that every podcast provides great food for thought beyond just investing. Thanks Ted!

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