Seth Tobias

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Seth Tobias
Born(1963-04-08)April 8, 1963
DiedSeptember 4, 2007(2007-09-04) (aged 44)
Cause of deathDrowning[1]
Alma materBoston University
OccupationHedge fund manager
Spouse(s)Phyllis Tobias

Seth Tobias (April 8, 1963 – September 4, 2007) was an American hedge fund manager and financial commentator who made frequent appearances on the CNBC television programs Squawk Box and Kudlow & Company.

Early life and education[edit]

Tobias was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,[2] on April 8, 1963 and had four brothers, Samuel, Spence, Scott and Joshua.[3] He was raised in Plymouth Meeting[4] and graduated from Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School and from Boston University with a B.A. in finance.[5]


He was the president of Circle T Partners, a company he founded in 1996 at age 32 after working for five years as portfolio manager and equity trader at JRO Associates.[6]

Tobias' career began by processing trades for a then-unknown portfolio manager named Jim Cramer, who went on to host "Mad Money." Tobias impressed Cramer, but the job didn't last long. Tobias traded up to a position with the much larger JRO Associates hedge fund. Five years later, Tobias headed out on his own.[7][why?]

Personal life[edit]

Tobias' first wife was Tricia Zocchi of South Jersey.[8] At the time of his death, he was married to Filomena Tobias.[9][10][11]


Tobias died on September 4, 2007, after drowning in his pool while under the influence of cocaine, alcohol and Ambien.[12]