Incubating the next generation of investment management


Since 2009, IMQubator (“IMQ”) has led the way in developing a new generation of alternative investment managers. IMQ is a business predicated on taking an end-investor perspective – the first hedge fund investment platform with this approach on all aspects of the investment process.

The IMQubator initiative is designed to give an impulse to modernisation in the field of asset management. With this widely supported initiative, innovative starting asset managers can not only request start-up capital for their investment strategies, but can also receive expert support in Amsterdam. Support available: advice from experts in the fields of accountancy, administration and legal & fiscal services.
The IMQubator initiative gives promising new asset managers a flying start!

Roderick Munsters, chairman HFC working group
Innovative Asset Management

Backed by APG, the asset manager for Dutch pensions giant Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP, IMQ is a cornerstone investor in promising emerging managers, matching talent and capital in a unique moment of long term alignment of interests. IMQ’s focus is on innovative and absolute return oriented managers with asymmetric return profiles and strong risk discipline.

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As the video illustrates, the goal of IMQubator is twofold: to connect institutional investors with the premium return potential of emerging asset management talent in a cost-efficient, transparent and controlled risk environment and leveraging the innovative ideas needed to navigate the current market.

The initiative offers pension funds, insurance companies, asset managers, family offices, sovereign wealth funds and other institutions an opportunity to invest in alternative funds set up by experienced and ultimately motivated investment talent at attractive costs.


Emerging hedge fund managers can apply for seed capital here:

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