Integrated Managed Futures Corp. (IMFC) of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is the managed futures division of Integrated Asset Management Corp. (IAM). IAM is a publicly-traded company, majority owned by management. IAM is a manager of alternative assets, with over $ 2.1 billion in assets under management in private equity, private debt, real estate, hedge funds and managed futures.
IMFC's investment management team comprises 4 professionals: Roland Austrup, President & CEO; Robert Koloshuk, Director of Trading and Senior Strategist; Adam Kolkiewicz, Quantitative Research Associate and James Rider, Portfolio Manager. This team has, individually, significant prior trading and investment management experience with major Canadian investment firms including ScotiaMcLeod, BMO Nesbitt Burns and CIBC World Markets in addition to strong academic credentials.
IMFC is unique in two respects. First, as part of IAM, IMFC enjoys all of the benefits of the infrastructure and operational support of a large investment management organization, as well as the transparency, compliance and oversight associated with a public company. This affords the investment management team the opportunity to focus on research and trading, while the parent company manages all operational aspects of the business such as fund structure and administration, compliance, marketing and business development and all other general and administrative functions of the business.
Second, IMFC is a research driven firm and has built an exceptional research platform. IMFC has exclusive research agreements with both faculty members and the Centre for Advanced Studies in Finance (CASF) in the Faculty of Mathematics (the world's first and largest faculty of mathematics) at the University of Waterloo, in Waterloo, Ontario. In addition to his role at IMFC, Dr. Adam Kolkiewicz is an Assistant Professor of Statistics and Actuarial Sciences at Waterloo and a co-founder and Director of CASF. Roland Austrup is also a Director of CASF.
IMFC's programs are under continuous improvement, taking full advantage of this research capability. All research ideas originate from the investment management team of IMFC and are then analyzed at the University for statistical validity before being subjected to exhaustive real-time simulation and testing.