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Ralph Aerni

Head of Client Solutions, EMEA

Ralph Aerni is a Managing Director and Head of Client Solutions in EMEA, based in the firm’s Frankfurt and Zug offices.

Prior to joining Hamilton Lane in 2021, Ralph served on investment committees and boards of institutional investors and as Head of Business Development with a Swiss asset manager. Before that, Ralph was a co-owner and the Chief Investment Officer of SCM AG, a private markets investment firm, from 2003 until the trade sale to Mercer in 2015. At Mercer Private Markets, Ralph served as Chairman of the Investment Committee and global Co-Chief Investment Officer. Ralph started his career in corporate banking at UBS in 1989.

Ralph received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Applied Sciences in Zurich, Switzerland.


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