1 Sep 2021
Investcorp, a leading global provider and manager of alternative investment products, today announced that Laura Coquis has been appointed as Global Head of Institutions. Laura will be based in London and takes up the role with immediate effect.
As Global Head of Institutions, Laura will hold responsibility for leading Investcorp’s capital raising initiatives across international institutional markets. Managing a global, multi-disciplinary team, she will deliver capital formation strategies and innovative solutions to drive industry-leading outcomes for Investcorp’s diverse range of institutional clients around the world.
Laura joins Investcorp with 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 successful 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.
Commenting on the appointment, Mohammed Alardhi, Executive Chairman at Investcorp, said; “Laura’s highly differentiated and versatile combination of skills and experience will prove invaluable as we continue to deliver on our goals for further international expansion and diversification of our investor base. She brings a wealth of expertise from a number of leading financial institutions and a commitment to innovation, diversity and transparency which aligns with our core principles across our global platform. Our relationships with institutional clients continue to go from strength to strength, with investors drawn to our tailored approach and diversified portfolio. I am delighted to welcome Laura to Investcorp at this pivotal moment in the firm’s growth story.”
Laura Coquis, Global Head of Institutions at Investcorp, added; “Institutional investors are increasingly turning to private markets as a source of robust, differentiated returns and Investcorp’s disciplined, proven and yet entrepreneurial approach ensures that it is well-placed to deliver sustainable value for clients. I’m delighted to be joining the firm and look forward to combining Investcorp’s scale and resources with my existing network to deliver on the Firm’s commitment to outstanding results.”