Mario Giannini

Chief Executive Officer

Mario is Chief Executive Officer, a member of the HLNE board of directors and a Co-Chairman of various investment committees. He has been CEO since 2001, and is responsible for the firm's strategic direction, 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. 

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

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State of the Private Markets

Hear from senior executives as they discuss current environment, private markets valuations, and what we believe are the two most attractive sectors today.

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Investor Strategy News: ‘Some will succeed, some will struggle’ as super funds dive into private markets

CEO Mario Giannini was interviewed by Australian publication Investor Strategy News about his outlook for the asset class, why liquidity isn't as big of a factor as many believe, and why he thinks investors going forward will allocate as much as 50% of portfolios to private markets.

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Capital Allocators Podcast: View from the Top of Private Equity at Hamilton Lane

Mario Giannini is the CEO of Hamilton Lane, where he oversees nearly $1 trillion of assets under management and advisement in private capital, making it perhaps the largest investor in private equity in the world. Mario joined Hamilton Lane thirty years ago and has spent the last 21 as its CEO. His breadth of knowledge and experience, alongside at times unconventional views, offers an unparalleled bird’s eye view into this powerful area of investing.

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Lunches with Legends: Redefining Private Markets Leadership

Hamilton Lane CEO Mario Giannini sat down with Prime Quadrant CEO Mo Lidsky on the latest episode of Lunches with Legends, a fireside chat series that spotlights some of the most illustrious individuals in the financial world.

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COVID-19 & Market Update: Do something for someone other than yourself.

CEO Mario Giannini's latest COVID-19 and Market update shares insight on the omicron variant, inflation, and the Build Back Better bill.

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COVID-19 & Market Update: Effect Change Before It’s Forced On You

CEO Mario Giannini shares a COVID-19 & Market Update, with the latest on the pandemic and the public and private markets.

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COVID-19 & Market Update: Back at It

In his latest COVID-19 & Market Update, CEO Mario Giannini shares his thoughts on the latest from the Delta variant and how that changes our outlook for a post-COVID world.

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COVID-19 & Market Update: The race to vaccinate

CEO Mario Giannini shares information on rising COVID-19 cases in Europe and South America, as well as an interesting perspective on inflation.

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COVID-19 & Market Update: Blast out of your mental sand trap

In his latest COVID-19 & Market Update, CEO Mario Giannini shares his predictions for all things vaccines, inflation and important trends in the private markets over the next few years.

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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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Making the 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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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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Making the 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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