18 Dec 2019

Governance - Co-Investments

Co-Investments were historically popular in Private Equity and Real Estate funds but are now increasingly popular in other liquid and illiquid alternative investment strategies. This memo discussess governance and compliance processes for co-investments addressing structuring and expense allocation.

There are many reasons why co-investments can be a good option including enhancing the fund’s strategic position, scalable overflow of “best ideas” positions or housing illiquid investments. When managers grant co-investment rights to investors, there needs to be processes in place to address governance and compliance challenges.

In this memo we discuss:

  • The co-investment landscape in alternative investments,
  • The key governance and compliance challenges and investor concerns,
  • An illustrative co-investment process to address these challenges and concerns, and
  • Considerations such as structuring, fees and expenses and investment risk disclosure.