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.
6 June 2019Alternative Risk Premia: Addressing the myths
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.
17 May 2019Weekly Manager Views
At GAM Investments’ Weekly Investment Meeting held on 15 May 2019 the speakers were Jonathan Stanford, who explained the benefits of convertible bonds, and Lars Jaeger, who discussed the latest investment research in the ARP space.
7 February 2019Alternative Risk Premia in 2019 – Quo vadis?*
GAM Systematic’s Paolo Scripelliti and Lars Jaeger assess the performance of the heterogeneous ARP universe in the context of a challenging 2018, outline their reasons for holding an optimistic view on future outcomes and elaborate on the value of ARP strategies in a portfolio context.
17 January 2019Outlook 2019: Non-Directional Investments
We asked a number of our fund managers to consider why non-directional investment strategies might be of interest in a more challenging post-peak environment.
20 December 2018Outlook 2019: Where else would you invest?
We asked a number of our fund managers where they would invest in 2019 if they could not invest in their own asset class.
13 December 2018Outlook 2019: Investing in a post-peak environment
We asked a number of our fund managers to outline the post-peak environment and consider what it means for their respective asset classes in 2019.
4 January 2018Beyond The First Bitcoin Crash
What will be the lasting impact of crypto currencies and blockchain technology?
Thursday, October 19, 2017Risk Factor: Beyond the Linear Approach
For many investors with traditional long-only equity and bond portfolios, the era following the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) has proved a very lucrative one. Risk assets, such as equities and bonds, have been driven relentlessly higher, largely by central bank liquidity. This has been an indiscriminate rally, or 'a rising tide that has lifted all boats'. As a result, equity and bond markets per se look expensive.
Tuesday, May 02, 2017GAM Investment Conference: Investing into the Future
Investors could be forgiven for being distracted by the persistent changes to the geopolitical landscape and for wondering what might happen next to cause further market uncertainty. Paying too much attention to short-term investment trends rather than the importance of longer-term investment planning can prove a costly distraction. The GAM managers give their thoughts on looking long-term for investment success.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017Alternative Risk Premia Are Here to Stay
A Q&A with Lars Jaeger, pioneer of alternative risk premia strategies. Together with his GAM Systematic team, he manages the strategy that invests in risk premia and celebrates the strategy’s five-year anniversary in March.