LP-GP Forum - LPAC Best Practice

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08 December 2021


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LP-GP Forum: LPAC Best Practice


Our upcoming LP GP Forum will take a closer look at the LPAC. The precise role of the LP advisory committee differs from fund to fund and there is a range of views among both the LP and GP communities on what precisely an LPAC should do. As the nature and remit of the LPAC has expanded, the investors’ role has evolved and increasingly requires greater oversight of fund operations.

This session will explore a broad range of best practice principles including general oversight, managing conflicts of interest and how to ensure the remit of the LPAC remains effective and of equal benefit to LPs and GPs alike.

Please note this is a BVCA LP and GP member only.

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Date and time

Wednesday, 8 December, 13:00-14:00


Laura Coquis, Global Head of Institutions, InvestCorp

Laura Coquis joined Investcorp in 2021 as the Global Head of Institutions in the Investor Relationship Management team based in London. She is responsible for leading Investcorp’s capital raising initiatives across international institutional markets and delivers capital formation strategies and innovative solutions to drive industry-leading outcomes for our diverse range of institutional clients around the world.

Laura has over 20 years’ experience in capital formation, investor relations and investment banking. Since 2008, she has focused on the design and implementation of institutional capital formation and investor relations strategies for private markets firms including leadership positions at advisors, most recently as a Partner at Aviditi Advisors, and also within asset managers, such as BC Partners where she spent 9 years as a Partner - Head of Investor Relations Management, and also OMERS Private Markets where she was a Managing Director responsible for Strategic Partnerships. Laura’s earlier career in investment banking includes leveraged finance and M&A roles at Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch in London, Sydney and New York.


Lori Gavin, Principal, CPP Investments

Lori Gavin is a Principal in the Private Equity Funds team at CPP Investments, focused on executing and managing private equity fund commitments and co-investment opportunities across North America and Europe. Prior to joining CPPIB in 2013, Lori worked at BMO Capital Markets and RBC Capital Markets in investment banking, based in Vancouver. Lori holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree with a Major in Finance from the University of British Columbia.  


Geoffrey Geiger, Head of Private Equity & Co-Investments, USS

Geoffrey Geiger joined USS in 2007. He has been involved in the growth of the Private Markets Group since inception, today he heads the indirect private equity activities of USS, overseeing a portfolio of over £6 billion across private equity funds and co-investments. Geoffrey has sat on the boards of many portfolio companies and numerous advisory boards.

Geoffrey has been working in private equity for over twenty-five years, including with Klesch & Company in London, Deutsche Bank in New York and Frankfurt and with MeesPierson in Geneva, Switzerland.

Geoffrey received an MBA from UCLA Anderson and a Bachelor of Arts from Middlebury College in Vermont 


Christiian Marriott, Partner, Head of Investor Relations, Equistone

Christiian joined Equistone in 2007 from MML Capital and prior to that began his private equity career with Campbell Lutyens. He is responsible for fundraising and leading the IR programme for current and potential investors. He also coordinates responsible investment and ESG initiatives at Equistone.

Having been involved in the closing of Equistone’s third fund in 2007, he has subsequently led the fundraising for Equistone’s last three vehicles: Fund IV (closed at €1.5bn in 2013), Fund V (closed at €2bn in 2015) and Fund VI (closed at €2.8bn in 2018).

Christiian graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London, with a degree in French and History.

He currently serves as a member of the Investor Relations Advisory Group of the BVCA.    






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