Etymology:French, from protéger, to protect
Definition:One whose career is advanced by a person of experience; well trained
Protege Partners, LLC ("Protege") is a specialized asset management firm that was founded in 2002 by Jeffrey Tarrant and Ted Seides to focus exclusively on investing in established smaller hedge funds and select emerging managers. Differentiated from the broader universe of hedge fund investors that principally focuses on large, widely held funds, Protege is recognized as an industry expert in what it believes is the highly attractive, less efficient, and under allocated universe of smaller hedge funds. By deploying its expertise through a unique model of investing, one that blends seeding and arms-length investments, along with thematic and tactical opportunities, Protege works with some of the most sophisticated institutional investors in the world to complement and complete a robust hedge fund program.
In addition to Protege’s commingled investment strategies, we are able to construct customized portfolios that focus on our core capabilities in order to address a broad range of challenges faced by our investors. Customization can range from very concentrated portfolios to strategic portfolios that have a specific strategy and regional focus.
Protege is 100% employee owned, maintains a substantial co-investment alongside clients and is a culture that thrives on innovation and idea generation, transparency and risk management, technology and alignment of interest with investors.
Headquartered in New York with an offices in Connecticut and in Singapore, Protege currently employs over 35 professionals.