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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 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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Weekly Manager Views 5 min read

Weekly Manager Views

11 October 2019

At GAM Investments’ Weekly Investment Meeting held on 9 October 2019 the speakers were Jian Shi Cortesi, who discussed her views on Asia and China equities, and Lars Jaeger, who shared his macro outlook.

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Alternative Risk Premia 9 min read

Are we experiencing a Sputnik moment in information technology?

8 October 2019

The development of quantum computers could spark the technological revolution of the 21st century. GAM Systematic’s Dr Lars Jaeger explains why this is such a symbolic milestone, and considers their amazing problem-solving potential.

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Investment Opinions 6 min read

Alternative Risk Premia: Addressing the myths

6 June 2019

In their turn-of-the-year review, GAM Systematic’s Lars Jaeger and Paolo Scripelliti asserted their belief that 2018 will probably go down in history as the year Alternative Risk Premia (ARP) strategies made the transition from niche to mainstream. However, as is often the case with cutting-edge investment concepts, misunderstandings and misgivings can dissuade less-informed investors from making the most of the available opportunities to diversify their investment portfolios. In this article, we seek to lay three of the biggest myths and misconceptions to rest.

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