Hamilton Lane

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Hamilton Lane
Type Private
Industry Private Equity
Founded 1991
Headquarters Philadelphia, PA USA
Products Separately managed accounts, Advisory, Fund-of-funds, Secondaries, Co-investments, Fund Administration
Total assets $159+ billion (discretionary/non-discretionary)
Employees 190+ (2012)
Website www.hamiltonlane.com

Hamilton Lane is a private, independent private equity firm with more than $159 billion in total assets under management and supervision (As of March 31, 2013). Hamilton Lane is headquartered outside of Philadelphia and has offices in London, Hong Kong, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco, San Diego, New York, Fort Lauderdale, Tel Aviv, Tokyo and Las Vegas.[1] The firm was founded in 1991 as a private equity advisory firm for large public pension plans. In 1998, Hamilton Lane gained its first separate account client and in the same year launched its first fund-of-funds product. In 2003, the ownership of Hamilton Lane was restructured to accommodate an external investment and redistribute the ownership of Hamilton Lane to a broader group of the firm’s employees. Hamilton Lane currently has more than 190 employees.

Types of Investors[edit]

Hamilton Lane has clients and fund investors around the world including public and corporate pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, Taft-Hartley funds, financial institutions, insurance companies, foundations and endowments. The clients include a number of the world's largest institutional investors, as well as many mid-sized and smaller institutions.

Investment Programs[edit]

  • Separately managed accounts - Customized portfolio construction ideal for mid-to-large-sized institutional investors seeking to expand or maintain their private equity program.
  • Advisory[disambiguation needed] - Guidance assists clients in identifying the appropriate target private equity allocation and/or commitment based on their investment risk/return profile.
  • Fund-of-funds – Diversified approach to private equity investing, ideal for smaller institutions seeking entry into the asset class.
  • Secondaries - Funds created through the purchase of pre-existing investor commitments to private equity investments.
  • Co-investments - Direct investments in an individual company alongside a private equity manager.
  • Fund Administration - Services to support the operational requirements of private equity investments. Includes portfolio monitoring and oversight, cash flow transaction monitoring, detailed portfolio holding reporting, research and client reporting.


  1. ^ " Hamilton Lane Profile" Businessweek.com

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