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Mike Ashton, CFA

Managing Director, Distribution Management

Mike is a Managing Director based in the firm’s San Francisco, CA office where he is responsible for distribution management activities.

Before joining Hamilton Lane in 2022, he held roles in both portfolio management and in-kind distribution management. He was recently with Pacific View Asset Management, where he launched and managed the firm’s small-cap growth and large-cap growth equity strategies. Mike formerly served with Insight Capital Research & Management as portfolio manager and member of the investment committee for the firm’s small-cap growth and large-cap growth strategies. Prior to Insight, Mike worked at Deutsche Bank where he worked with venture clients on in-kind distributions and fund-level transactions as well as corporate clients on share repurchase programs.

Mike received an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, an M.P.A. from the University of Montana, and a B.A. in Philosophy from Bucknell University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.


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