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John Stake

Co-Head Strategic Partner Group

John is a Managing Director and Co-Head of the Strategic Partner Group, based in the London office. In this role, John is involved in firm-wide strategic initiatives, specifically investment and portfolio management initiatives. Prior to joining the Strategic Partner Group, John was Co-Head of the Fund Investment & Managed Solutions team, where he had global oversight of the recommendation of all primary fund investments.  John is an Investment Committee member and serves as a senior member of the firm’s Portfolio Management Group, overseeing the allocation and portfolio construction across all client portfolios. 

Previously, John was based in the firm’s headquarters outside of Philadelphia serving in the same role before relocating in 2022.  

Since joining Hamilton Lane in 2009, John has worked across several teams and functions including the Research team where he helped to develop a number of the firm’s proprietary tools, such as the Horizon Model or Public Market Equivalent II (“PME II”). John also spent time as a member of the Allocation team, overseeing the allocation process across all investment decisions reporting directly to the Allocation Committee. 

John received a B.S in Mathematics with distinction from Drexel University. 

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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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Express Checkout: Fundraising in Today’s Environment

At Hamilton Lane, we regularly preach the benefits of using data to drive our insights rather than relying on anecdotes or gut feelings. For months now, many of us have been speaking amongst ourselves about fundraising and how busy it seems.

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