Lars Jaeger (born 1969 in Heidelberg, Germany) is a Swiss-German entrepreneur, scientist, writer, financial theorist, alternative investment manager. He studied physics and philosophy at the University of Bonn in Germany and ÉcolePolytechnique in Paris and holds a doctorate degree in theoretical physics from the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden, where he also performed post-doctoral studies.
His writing has focused on two areas: finance and science. In his scientific writing Lars’ focus is on the history of science, the interplay of science and spiritual traditions, how science shaped and continues to shape our modern society, and how the ongoing technological revolution unfolds itself. In finance, Lars has published books on hedge funds, quantitative investing, and risk management. With his books he has been an influential voice in the hedge fund industry fostering developments towards more transparency, liquidity, and cost efficiency. He was the founder and CEO of Alternative Beta Partners in Zug, Switzerland, that targets the extraction of alternative beta as a cost efficient way of accessing hedge return sources. Lars has taught at several universities over the years (European Business School, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, ETH Zurich, Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen, etc.)
Prior to founding Alternative Beta Partners in early 2010 Lars had served Partners Group as a partner for eight years, responsible for hedge fund and alternative beta investments, risk management and managed accounts. He is a co-founder of saisGroup, a hedge funds asset management firm, which merged into Partners Group in 2001. Jaeger started his finance career in 1997 at the quantitative research firm Olsen & Associates in Zurich. Since 2014 Lars Jaeger has worked with GAM as “Head of Alternative Risk Premia”. Lars lives in Baar, Zug, and greatly enjoys the growing up of his three daughters.