Private Markets

Greatest Hits 2019

January 15, 2020
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As we step over the threshold into a new decade, we’d like to first take a moment to reflect on the past year and say thanks. Because – and not to brag – in 2019 you liked us; you really liked us. And by us, we mean our content. As we kick off the new calendar year, we’re taking a final look back at the year gone by with our annual “Greatest Hits” list: the top pieces of content that you all found most engaging and worthwhile.

Thank you for reading, liking, sharing, and responding. We always love hearing your unadulterated feedback and thoughtful commentary. We’re hard at work on creating new material for you; “new year, new content”, as they say, but until then we hope you enjoy this look back:

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Impact Investing in the Private Markets: Considerations from an LP Perspective

For the private markets, 2018 was marked by some record highs in terms of fundraising and deal flow, some worrisome trends in the way of compressed outperformance versus the public markets, as well as some welcome developments – such as LPs increasingly investing in their own infrastructure.

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2019: The Year of Data & Technology

In this video, Principal Griff Norville explains why 2019 is the opportune time to implement some data and technology changes that will positively impact your organization for this year and beyond.

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A Tale of Real Assets: Real Assets Market Overview

With a 38% increase in Real Assets PPMs received by Hamilton Lane in 2018 versus the prior year, choice – and investor interest – in real assets continues to grow. Our real assets team offers its unique perspective on this this expanding, and increasingly complex, market.

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Co-Investing: The Struggle is Real

Some are ardent proponents, others are vehement skeptics. Regardless, with growing public discourse, the level of interest in CI continues to grow. In this white paper, Managing Director Jeff Armbrister discusses the ins and outs of co-investing in the private markets.

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The Myth of “Peak Venture”

To the casual observer, it may seem like all signs are pointing to “peak venture.” The news is full of stories exposing the excesses of the industry and predicting its imminent collapse...

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Private Markets in Asia: A Country-by-Country Guide

What exactly is the private market landscape in Asia? Just like its cultures, cuisines and languages, Asia's private market landscape is very large and diverse, with enormous regional variations.

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Secondary Return Attribution

These days, it seems like secondaries appear to be attractive because of their discounts. But, success in secondaries depends on more than just love at first sight.

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Dispersion of Infrastructure Returns

Over the 22-year period of analysis, infrastructure as an asset class has produced favorable returns with a much tighter dispersion of performance than the broad private markets.

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Rainy Days, Credit Quality and Market Conditions: 5 Key Considerations for Private Credit

In our first attempt at a "listicle" (yes, we are extremely hip), we're tackling some of the pros and cons around the current economic cycle, and taking a closer look at private credit as an asset class to see how it might fare. [Spoiler alert: We think private credit is a pretty good and relatively more predictable spot to be in when the going gets tough – whenever that may be.] Here's our list of some key considerations for private credit investors right now.

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Hamilton Lane Market Overview 2019-2020

Each year, the Hamilton Lane Market Overview reviews the trends, challenges and opportunities found in today's global financial and private equity markets. It's a comprehensive and, we believe, unique perspective on the markets that showcases our industry insights, research capabilities and expansive, proprietary database to identify what lies ahead for alternative assets and, in particular, for the private markets. Request your copy below.

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Q4 2020 & Year-End Valuations

The whipsawing observed in listed markets over the course of 2020 made for some of the most eagerly anticipated year-end private markets valuations in recent memory.

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Quick Hits | Talking Fundraising Activity

In this Quick Hits video, Co-Head of Fund Investments John Stake discusses the current fundraising environment, comparing it to a visit to the grocery store.

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Broader Horizons: The Case for Private Markets Investing

A dynamic and innovative global economy still offers investors plenty of long-term growth opportunities. The caveat: You may want to look beyond public markets to find them.

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