GAM Investments has announced that its systematic alternative risk premia strategy has won $275 million mandate from an Australian superannuation pension fund.
GAM’s alternative risk premia strategy typically targets around 15 risk premia strategies across the style categories of value, momentum and carry, it said.
The firm said it sought to provide diversified sources of returns for investors.
According to head of alternative risk premia within GAM Systematic, Lars Jaeger, said the strategy offered the potential to generate performance patterns which remained largely uncaptured or accessible only to the most sophisticated hedge fund managers.
“The alternative risk premia team at GAM Systematic has a long history of leadership in risk premia design and investing, “he said.
“Our highly disciplined research approach focuses on designing well-structured risk premia that aims to generate returns with low long-term correlation to traditional markets.
“The strategy invests for returns without simply adding more long equity or bond risk to investors’ portfolios, w profile which clients continue to seek in the current environment.”