Capitalising on Institutional Co-Investment Platforms

32 Pages Posted: 11 Aug 2015

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Ashby Monk

Stanford University

Rajiv Sharma

Stanford University

Date Written: July 31, 2015


The term ‘co-investment’ is often perceived as referring to institutional investors investing alongside their external asset managers in companies. However, co-investment increasingly refers to investment responsibilities being shared among peer investment organizations. Indeed, in the competitive arena of institutional investment, long-term institutional investors are forming co-investment partnerships with the specific objective of deploying capital collaboratively into attractive investment opportunities. These collaborative partnerships seem to be an important means of capitalising on an investor’s network. This paper thus identifies and analyses examples of the new collaborative investment vehicles being employed by institutional investors to access private market assets. In so doing, this paper tracks the initial development of a growing trend amongst institutional investors towards more efficient ways of long-term capital deployment.

Keywords: Co-Investment, Institutional Investors, Infrastructure Investment, Institutional Collaboration, Investment Management, Alternative Assets

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Monk, Ashby and Sharma, Rajiv, Capitalising on Institutional Co-Investment Platforms (July 31, 2015). Available at SSRN: or

Ashby Monk

Stanford University ( email )

United States

Rajiv Sharma (Contact Author)

Stanford University ( email )

Stanford, CA 94305
United States

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