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Dennis Scharf

Managing Director, Secondary Investments

Dennis is a Managing Director on the Secondary Investment team and member of the Investment Committee, responsible for the sourcing, due diligence and execution of secondary investments. Dennis began his career at Hamilton Lane on the Direct Equity team, where he assisted in the diligence of direct investment opportunities on behalf of co-investment products.

Prior to joining Hamilton Lane in 2004, Dennis served as an Associate in the Debt Capital Markets department at Bear Stearns, where he focused on structuring and marketing secondary debt transactions on behalf of high yield and emerging market issuers. Dennis began his career as an investment analyst at Met Life, Inc., supporting the management of more than $4B in fixed income assets.

Dennis received a B.S. in Applied Economics and Business Management from Cornell University.

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