Mr. Seides, who was also co-chief investment officer, will develop an equity fund at the Swiss money manager, according to an investor letter obtained by Bloomberg. Protege, which started in 2002 and invests in smaller hedge funds and emerging managers, appointed John Mackin as president. Jeffrey Tarrant, the chief executive officer, will be sole CIO.
“Ted is a talented individual who made many contributions to Protege's success,” Mr. Tarrant wrote in the letter. “With the depth and breadth of our experienced and tenured investment team, I believe we're strongly positioned to bring our clients exceptional investment opportunities and to enhance performance.”
Mr. Seides, who will remain a non-voting member of the Protege's investment committee, declined to comment on his move, as did Nicole Sharp, a spokeswoman for Credit Suisse in New York.