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Hedge fund seeding platform IMQubator launches capital introduction network

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Opalesque Industry Update - IMQubator, Europe’s biggest seeding platform, has launched its innovative Capital Introduction Network.

The IMQ Capital Introduction Network is a platform with its members connecting potential investors to the IMQubator funds through independent ‘agents’ – third party and private placement marketers. The platform provides a system to its members to monitor the status of interaction between the IMQ Cap Intro members and the IMQubator funds.

Jeroen Tielman, CEO and Founder of IMQubator, says: “This is part of our continuing effort to assist the IMQubator seeded funds with their business development, and in introducing the global institutional industry to the new generation of hedge funds, IMQ has taken the inventive step of creating a proprietary, online intermediary network, whereby chosen agents can promote our underlying managers to their respective investor contacts. The system has been designed to streamline and add transparency to all interaction between agents and managers. With a number of best-of-breed agents already on board, we see this as the start of a very exciting development indeed.”

Capitalised in January 2009 with €250mm from APG, the asset manager for Dutch pensions giant Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP, Amsterdam-based IMQ is leading the way for a new generation of investment managers.

Established by Jeroen Tielman, now a 25-year veteran of the global institutional industry, IMQ offers an institutional platform where professional investors can gain exposure to emerging managers through the IMQubator multi-manager fund.

IMQ has pioneered the process of ‘incubation’, which requires each and every one of the fund managers backed by IMQ to relocate to the firm’s Amsterdam base. They not only share a headquarters, but the same floor. Portfolio managers bump into one another in the corridor and converse over coffee. Advice, support, guidance and, not least, close monitoring, are all at hand. This is a greatly enhanced role in comparison with the standard seeding model performed by more run-of-the-mill competitors.

(press release)

ABOUT IMQubator
Amsterdam-based IMQubator’s core objective is to bond institutional investors with premium return potential (‘alpha’) of top asset management talent in a cost efficient, transparent and controlled risk environment. IMQ leverages its strong negotiating position to ensure that the balance of power between IMQ’s investors and managers is totally aligned to that of the investors. Indeed, IMQ is the first hedge fund investment platform taking a pure end-investor perspective on all aspects of the investment process. Corporate website: Source

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