Jeroen Tielman Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:
Jeroen Tielman takes a unique approach to seeding. Tielman started in finance in 1986 at what is now known as ABN AMRO, working in corporate finance and M&A. He then went on to found FundPartners, an independent investment engineering boutique. Following that he served on a working group at the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs which is where he got the idea to start his current firm IMQubator.
Tielman was recently interviewed by Greg Despoelberch for Opalesque TV.
IMQubator is a Dutch-based seeding firm that connects institutional investors with emerging managers. IMQubator has capital support from APG, the asset manager for Dutch pension fund ABP. APG provided $250m in starting capital for IMQubator in 2009.
Acording to Tielman, IMQubator gains its edge from focusing on the perspective of the end investor - an approach Tielman started using to design products early in his career at ABN AMRO.
"With IMQubator and hedge funds in particular, we noticed that a lot of investment products are being engineered to be sold and they are not being engineered to be bought. What I mean with that is that - investment firms are basically set-up by the manager......................
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