Ryan Smith

Principal, Secondary Investments

Ryan is a Principal on the Secondary Investment team, responsible for due diligence and execution of secondary investments. 

Prior to joining Hamilton Lane in 2016, Ryan was an Associate with CVF Capital, a California-based private equity firm; and with Cambridge Associates, where he evaluated fund investment opportunities out of the firm’s Boston office. Ryan began his career as a Financial Analyst in the Investment Management Division of Goldman Sachs. 

Ryan received an M.B.A. from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago and a B.S. in Finance from Brigham Young University.

Featured Content


What Does Secondary Market Growth Mean for You?

Few corners of private markets can match the recent growth of secondaries. Let’s revisit why this market has grown and explore what it means for investors.

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Stake Sales: What J. Lo and Your GPs Have in Common

Has anyone ever uttered the words GPs and J. Lo in the same sentence? We certainly hadn't - until today. In this article, we walk through GP stake sales and the possible characteristics they share with "Jenny from the Block."

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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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