Dr. Lars Jaeger is Head of Alternative Risk Premia in the GAM Systematic Alternative Risk Premia team, primarily responsible for risk premia research and portfolio construction. Before joining GAM Investments 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 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 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.