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29 years in
17 offices
$68B+ discretionary
$447B+ advisory
26 languages
400+ employees
600+ clients/
*As of 06/30/20
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Integrity, candor and collaboration The pursuit
of excellence
A spirit of competition that inspires innovation Promoting equity and inclusion from within

Our Story

The Hamilton Lane story began in Philadelphia in 1991, when we launched as a private equity advisory firm working with large public pension plans. Twenty-nine years later, we’re a global brand and a recognized leader in the private markets, with 17 offices and more than 400 employees worldwide.

During our early years, we focused almost exclusively on advisory mandates — and the respect we formed for that advisory role remains part of our DNA today. We began investing and managing discretionary assets in 1998, when we gained our first separate account client and launched our first fund-of-funds. Since that time, we’ve grown and expanded our service offerings to cover the full spectrum of the private markets. By doing so, we believe we're better able to service our diverse client base. And since we’ve always believed in creating a company that puts clients and employees first, we think that makes good sense.
Speaking of our employees, we believe we have some of the most committed, intelligent and innovative professionals in the industry. They also happen to be pretty nice people who genuinely enjoy working with one another. So we have that going for us, which is nice.

We're a firm that takes our responsibility of helping clients reach their investment objectives seriously. But we're also a group that appreciates a healthy dose of wit and sarcasm, as well as a company that recognizes the value of infusing joy into what we do every day. There's a genuine spirit of collaboration and camaraderie here, and an unwavering commitment to doing right by our clients and by one another.

There is also music. And conference rooms named after iconic rock groups, guitar manufacturers and famous guitarists (Jimmy Page, anyone?). We also have our own in-house band, The Hamiltones. Music is core to Hamilton Lane's culture because it transcends what we do and who we are. It is something that is both universal and intensely personal. Music creates connections among all of us by allowing us to express ourselves as individuals and yet collectively share in the experience. And it is that blend of the individual and the group that also distinguishes the unique culture we've built at Hamilton Lane.

We are not a company that exists in isolation, but one that works to create connections among ourselves, with our clients and within our communities.

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Best Places to Work

Best Places to Work in
Money Management
– Pensions & Investments,
   2012 – 2019

Hamilton Lane - Best Places to Work PA - 2016 Best Places to Work in PA
– Best Companies Group,
   2012  2019
Advancing Women
Company Award
– Philadelphia Business
   Journal, 2014
The 2013 Inc. Hire Power

– Inc., 2013