Magnetar’s leadership team has created an environment that values and rewards intellectual rigor, teamwork, integrity and results.
"Our success has been built on a strong values system that supports responsible stewardship of capital, fosters entrepreneurship and drives collaboration across the firm."
– Ross Laser
Ross Laser, Co-Founder and President
Ross Laser co-founded Magnetar in 2005. As President of the firm and Chairman of Magnetar’s Management Committee, he is responsible for firm-wide management.
Laser has more than 25 years of experience in financial markets spanning investment strategy, capital formation and derivatives trading. Before co-founding Magnetar, Laser was the President and Managing Partner at Glenwood Capital Investments. During his years at Glenwood, Laser was a member of the Investment Committee and Co-Head of the Management Committee. Laser has also been a member of the International Monetary Market of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange since 1985.
Laser earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan.