GAM Holding appointed three quantitative analysis specialists to its alternative investments solutions unit, a spokeswoman said.
Lars Jaeger will become head of quantitative analysis, and Stephan Mueller and Pierre-Yves Moix will become portfolio managers, the spokeswoman said.
The positions are new, and all three will start Nov. 17.
The appointments enhance the firm’s liquid alternative capabilities.
“We have seen strong demand from institutional clients for risk premia solutions that complement their existing traditional and alternative investment exposures,” said David Smith, chief investment officer at GAM’s alternative investment solutions unit.
Messrs. Jaeger, Mueller and Moix were previously at Alternative Beta Partners, a Switzerland-based investment boutique. Mr. Jaeger was founding partner and CEO, Mr. Mueller was portfolio manager, and Mr. Moix led asset allocation.
The GAM spokeswoman said they were the only three working at Alternative Beta Partners, which will remain operational but wind down in the next few months.
GAM Holding has 124.1 billion Swiss francs ($127.7 billion) in assets under management.