In 2013 the former COO of MeesPierson Fund Services and MD of TMF-Custom House Fund Services, Mr. Robert Vennegoor founded IMP Professionals. Soon thereafter he was joined by Mr Kees Tiebout, a recognized IT expert in the investment management industry.
IMP Professionals is a middle and back office specialist for investment managers and pension plan managers. We are a partnership with over 125 years of knowledge and relevant experience in-house and with access to the best professionals and specialists to address our Client’s needs.
If and when required we connect with our vast network of professionals and specialists to realize a solution that is best geared to our Client’s needs, under our final responsibility.
IMP Professionals is recognized for its knowledge and experience with:
Investments and Investment funds
The efficient structuring of investments and the turn-key establishment of investment funds in the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Malta and beyond.
Middle and Back offices
The design and set-up of a lean and regulatory compliant middle and back office, including:
- Organization structuring / Business process design
- Outsourcing of business processes and IT
- Investment and operational risk management / Compliance
- Computer systems and system architecture, perfectly geared to your needs,
- Computer software and infrastructure
Legal and regulatory requirements
The current and changing legal and regulatory requirements to investment managers and pension plan managers.
IMP Professsionals invents and realizes solutions for its Clients’ issues. Our solutions include:
Third party fund management solutions
IMP Professionals provides solutions for fund managers that are no longer allowed under the prevailing legislation to raise capital in Europe.Read more
IMP Professionals developed these solutions in close co-operation with 2 specialist, licensed alternative investment fund managers.
IMP Professionals structures and establishes, turn-key a bespoke investment fund, in compliance with the prevailing legal and regulatory framework for Alternative and UCITS investment funds. Next, the specialist investment manager takes on the day-to-day fund management. Optionally, we assist with the sales and marketing of the investment fund. Our third party fund management solutions are reflected in the brochure: Access to European Capital for Fund Managers.
Tailored solutions for uncommon middle and back office issues
IMP Professionals develops and realizes tailored solutions for individual middle and back office issues on the basis of our 70 years of relevant experience.Read more
During 1 or more intake conversations we analyse the issue. Next, we jointly define our assignment. We execute our assignments in a planned and transparent way, allowing the Client to keep track with the progress.
Smart Outsourcing solutions
IMP Professionals enables investment managers and pension plan managers to save scarce time and resources by the smart delegation of business administration, IT, risk management and compliance management.Read more
IMP Professionals has 30+ years of experience with delegation to 3rd parties. We enable you to gain and maintain control through keen governance. We know from our own experience the pitfalls and success factors. Moreover, we know the expectations of the supervisor with respect to the management of the outsourcing processes. Our knowledge and experience are embedded in our service: IMP Smart Outsourcing Solutions.
Risk & Compliance Management solutions
IMP Professionals ensures the permanent compliance of the internal organization of the investment manager. Besides that, we ensure that the manager reaps the benefits from its compliance.Read more
From 2007 – 2015 we supervised nearly 170 investment funds for 22 manager in our capacity as depositary and as such we are well introduced to the prevailing legislation and the typical compliance issues. This knowledge and experience are embedded in our service: IMP Risk & Compliance Management Solutions.
IMP Professionals attributes its knowledge and skills to its clients. To begin with, it prepares a plan with the client on forehand and identifies and commits deliverables and deadlines. Truly transparent. Each 2-4 weeks we discuss with the client. Allowing the client to stay in control.
Occasionally we adhere to the COSO II method, a successful model for the management and control of more complex projects. In case of system development and management we typically apply the PRINCE-2 and ITIL management methods.
IMP Professionals operates independently from any investment manager or prime broker. It adheres to its Conflict of interests policy regarding the timely notification, the management and the early disclosure of (possible) conflicts of interests. IMP Professionals operates in compliance with the prevailing legal and regulatory requirements. The Conflict of interests policy as well as the Terms & conditions of IMP Professionals will be disclosed and explained to the Client, prior to any engagement.
Who we are
IMP Professionals was established in 2013. It is successful in providing specialist solutions and interim management services to the investment management industry and to pension plans managers.
The core staff of IMP Professionals includes Robert Vennegoor and Kees Tiebout, the managing partners. Robert Vennegoor is an investment management professional, Kees Tiebout is ICT expert in the investment management industry. At MeesPierson, the former top merchant and private bank they had a very successful cooperation for many years, starting 16 years ago.
If and when required we source and attribute other industry experts to accomplish an integrated solution, under our responsibility.
MSc (born: 1962) has a vast experience as project manager and held executive management positions in the investment management industry. Robert has structured many investment funds and was responsible for the administrative management and oversight of over 170 investment funds. Besides that, he successfully managed redesigns of back offices and turn arounds of business lines.
Robert has an in-depth knowledge of the regulatory environment and financial legislation and their operational impact and is recognized for that.
He holds university degrees in organisation sciences and corporate finance. Besides that, he holds all theory degrees as investment advisor and pension advisor.
In 2013 Robert founded IMP Professionals.
BSc (born: 1963) has managed comprehensive projects for the investment management industry that targeted the renewal of application software and system architectures. Kees held (senior) management and executive management positions in the ICT field of the investment management industry.
His absolute strength is his capability to understand and translate investment management requirements into (smart) ICT solutions, including software selection, Implementation, IT operations and smart outsourcing.
Kees holds a bachelor degree in informatics. He originally is a computer system architect and information manager.
In 2014 Kees joined IMP Professionals.
Learn more about our impact
This section includes a summary of our experience and capabilities.
STRUCTURING OF INVESTMENT FUNDS
- Structuring of 13-15 investment funds for multiple investment managers.
IMPLEMENTATION OF EU LEGISLATION
- Implementation of new European legislation in the back offices of 2 depositaries of in total approx. 140 investment funds.
- Structuring of 3rd party fund management solutions for non-EU fund managers.
- Redesign of the risk and compliance management at top 5 private bank and manager of alternative investment funds.
- Redesign of risk management and ICAAP at investment manager.
RE-DESIGN OF MID AND BACK OFFICES
- Design and implementation of an integrated operational risk management framework at a sizeable hedge fund administrator.
- Implementation of ISAE 3402 (SAS70) internal control standards and ISO 9001 / ISO 27001 IT security standards.
- Computer system selections and implementations for hedge fund administration incl the design and implementation of workflow, document and data management systems.
- Management of dozens of software development projects.
OUTSOURCING AND SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS
- Consultancy and management of outsourcing projects with respect to the IT systems management.
- The daily supervision a/o 3rd party administration of 170 multi asset class investment funds with a total net asset value of EUR 20-22 bn
- Consultancy and co-management of outsourcing projects / selection of 3rd party services providers and banks / migration of operational activities.
- Analysis and intermediation at M&A opportunities in the industry.
- Design and execution of due diligence investigations at
- 2 mid-sized back office services providers,
- 6 prime brokers,
- 6 fund managers.
- Review and selection of global custodian / migration of EUR 1.9 bn in assets.
- Orderly liquidation of a Paris-based broker/dealer (73 FTEs).
Our Client base and previous Employers include:
IMP Professionals is always in search for professionals with 5-10 years of relevant experience and who may count on:
A sound knowledge of the relevant legislation, and either
A profound knowledge of the management and the administration of investment funds, or
A profound knowledge of the management and the administration of pension plans.
Besides that, candidates must be able to combine excellent relational skills with a go-getter mentality.