Mario Giannini

Chief Executive Officer
Mario is the Chief Executive Officer of Hamilton Lane and sits on the firm's Investment Committees. He is responsible for the firm's strategic direction and oversees the development of the firm's management structure and process. Mario also plays a significant role in providing client services to the firm's numerous clients and in marketing the firm's products and services. In addition, Mario serves on several advisory boards on behalf of Hamilton Lane and its clients, including Thomas H. Lee, TPG Partners and Providence Equity Partners.  

Mario received a J.D. from Boston College, a Master of Laws degree from the University of Virginia, and a B.A. from California State University. 

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COVID-19 & Market Update: Keep surprising yourself

The fast decline of COVID-19 case & death rates plus the speed people are getting vaccinated is truly remarkable, but this news comes with other problems we all have to worry about. Also, CEO Mario Giannini makes a prediction on the future of the private markets in 2021.

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COVID-19 & Market Update: Appreciate the little things you’ve taken for granted.

In his latest COVID-19 & Market Update, CEO Mario Giannini shares his thoughts on how the vaccination process is being handled worldwide and outlines the latest ripple effects across the public and private markets.

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Private Markets in a Downturn

As investors around the world seek to get a handle on this latest downturn and implications for their portfolios, we are reprising an excerpt from our latest Market Overview, in which we offer a reminder of our view that the private markets are generally well-prepared to withstand a downturn – and offer some considerations as to why.

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The 2019 Market Overview

CEO Mario Giannini sits down with Kristin Williamson to preview this year's Market Overview. He explains the rationale behind the theme for the 14th annual overview, and shares his outlook for the private markets in the year ahead.

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2018 Market Overview: Where Are We Now

Watch a clip on our take on the current climate of the private markets from our Market Overview presentation in New York City this past October with CEO Mario Giannini.

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The 2018 Market Overview

CEO Mario Giannini sits down with Kate McGann to preview this year's Market Overview. He explains the rationale behind the theme for the 13th annual overview, and shares his outlook for the private markets in the year ahead.

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Nasdaq CEO Signature Series: September 2018

In this episode of Nasdaq’s ‘CEO Signature Series,’ Hamilton Lane (NASDAQ: HLNE) CEO Mario Giannini discusses how the opportunity set for private markets investors has evolved, the ways Hamilton Lane helps clients navigate the asset class, and the unique culture that sets the firm apart.

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2017 Market Overview: Secondaries

In this year's Market Overview, we looked at selling a secondary position at different stages of the market cycle. Watch CEO Mario Giannini explain what we found about attempting to time the market.

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2017 Market Overview: Private Credit

Why has private credit been a feature in our Market Overview every year over the past few years? You'll see why as CEO Mario Giannini analyzes the data.

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2017 Market Overview: A Pause for Risk

How should private markets investors think about risk in the asset class? CEO Mario Giannini explains in this clip.

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2017 Market Overview: Performance

In this clip from the 2017/2018 Market Overview presentation in New York City, watch CEO Mario Giannini analyze private markets performance, noting what's changed and what's stayed consistent in the asset class over the years.

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Our Top Three [Private Markets] Predictions for 2018

We anticipate that there are several trends from 2017 that won't be going away anytime soon and could even come to make a big impact on the private markets this year. Read CEO Mario Giannini's top three private markets predictions for 2018.

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LP's, Are You Sufficiently Investing in Operational Due Diligence?

Although the structure of the private markets industry may limit risk, does it eliminate it altogether? CEO Mario Giannini makes the case for proactively investing in operational due diligence efforts – before it becomes a “have to.”

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A Closer Look at the Private Credit Market

Mario Giannini, CEO of Hamilton Lane, appears on CNBC Asia’s “Street Signs” to discuss opportunities in the private credit and equity spaces in the region.

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Nasdaq CEO Signature Series

Hamilton Lane CEO Mario Giannini sat down with Nasdaq for a ‘CEO Signature Series’ interview to discuss what sets our firm apart, how we work with our clients and our recent IPO.

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Private Credit in a Rising Rate Environment

With looming interest rate increases, what is the impact on private credit investments? CEO Mario Giannini discusses in this article.

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