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Mario Giannini

Executive Co-Chairman

Mario is Executive Co-Chairman and a member of the HLNE Board of Directors. He also serves on various Investment Committees.

Mario served as Hamilton Lane’s CEO for 22 years, responsible for the firm's strategic direction, management structure and process. He played 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, an LL.M. from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from Boston College.

Featured Content

News

Capital Allocators Podcast: Private Equity Panel

CEO Mario Giannini joined Capital Allocators podcast to share his insight on the current market environment, fundraising, deal making, portfolio construction, attractive areas for investment, ESG and more.

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Podcast

The Man, The Myth, The Legend

Our first episode features Hamilton Lane’s CEO Mario Giannini. Mario discusses Hamilton Lane’s beginnings and gets real about the importance of culture and his great love of music.

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Video

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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News

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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Insights

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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Podcast

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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Video

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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Podcast

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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