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Lars Jaeger

Lars Jaeger - Head of Alternative Risk Premia


Dr Lars Jaeger is Head of Alternative Risk Premia within GAM Systematic, primarily responsible for risk premia research and portfolio construction.

Before joining GAM in November 2014, Lars Jaeger was the founding partner and Chief Executive Officer of Alternative Beta Partners AG. Prior to that, he was a partner of Partners Group where he was responsible for the hedge fund business and initiated the alternative beta business. Before Partners Group, Lars Jaeger co-founded and was a partner of saisGroup, a hedge fund asset management firm established by the former alternative investment strategies team at Credit Suisse Asset Management, where he was responsible for risk management. Lars Jaeger holds a doctorate degree in theoretical physics from the Max-Planck Institute for Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, and a master’s degree in physics from the University of Bonn. He is a CFA charterholder, a Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and the author of several leading books on hedge funds. He is based in Zurich.

Lars Jaeger

My Insights

Investment Opinions 10 min read

ARP in 2020: the dust is settling

11 February 2020

Key differentiators across Alternative Risk Premia (ARP) offerings continue to come from choices in diversification across a broad set of liquid strategies, experience in the development, implementation and continuous retesting of models, and the choices in risk framework for portfolio construction. GAM Systematic’s Lars Jaeger suggests these are likely to continue to prove key differentiators in the years ahead.

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Outlook 2020 3 min watch

Outlook 2020: what are the benefits of non-directional strategies?

16 January 2020

In the final video of our Outlook 2020 series, our fund managers who run non-directional strategies highlight the benefits such an approach can bring.

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Investment Opinions 5 min watch

Outlook 2020: What Themes Are You Looking Out For?

20 December 2019

We asked a number of our investment managers what themes they anticipate they are likely to focus on in 2020.

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Investment Opinions 4 min watch

Outlook 2020: are we in a late cycle environment?

5 December 2019

We asked a number of our fund managers whether they believe we are now in a late cycle environment and what the implications are for their respective asset class.

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