Rikard Lundgren is the CIO and partner of IMQubator Investment Management”, a seeder for new and innovative fund managers, funded by APG. He was formerly the Head Of Investments at Folksam , a Swedish, 20bn EUR, insurance and fund management company. He has been an independent senior advisor or Non-Executive Director of institutional asset managers, hedge funds and Fund of Funds. He was CEO and CIO Of Inter-IKEA Treasury S.A., head of the Finance division of Inter-IKEA and a board member of Catella Kapitalförvaltning. During his years with Inter-IKEA, the asset management was developed into a absolute return, multi-strategy hedge fund. He has appeared as speaker at AIMA and other conferences and has been published in AIMAs industry publication. He has 14 years of experience from investment bank’s Global Markets with First Chicago, Bankers Trust, Swedbank and Deutsche Bank. He holds a Bachelors degree from the Stockholm School of Economics, is a graduate from the Swedish Army’s School of Languages and speaks six languages.