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Hamilton Lane Announces New Managing Directors in Asia

May 03, 2016

Hong Kong  – Hamilton Lane, a leading global private markets investor with more than $239 billion in total assets under management and supervision1, today announced the expansion of its senior management team in Asia Pacific with the promotions of three people to Managing Director: Tomoko Kitao in Tokyo; Mingchen Xia and Josh Jacob in Hong Kong.  

Tomoko, Mingchen and Josh all have extensive experience in financial services and have made exemplary contributions to the firm over the years. Each operates across a range of business functions and markets, including fund investment and relationship management.

"Hamilton Lane is firmly committed to attracting and developing top talent in Asia and throughout the world," said Juan Delgado-Moreira, Hong Kong-based Managing Director and Head of International at Hamilton Lane. "The promotion of Tomoko, Mingchen and Josh is a meaningful part of our ongoing effort to organically grow our team from within and expand our business operations in Asia."

Spearheading Hamilton Lane’s efforts in Japan, Tomoko joined the firm in 2012 and most recently served as a Director. She brings more than 20 years of industry experience to her new position. Prior to joining Hamilton Lane, Tomoko worked at The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and at The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi.

Based in the firm's Hong Kong office, Mingchen brings deep local expertise from his role as a Principal on Hamilton Lane's Fund Investment Team. Prior to joining Hamilton Lane in 2014, Mingchen worked at Tokio Marine Asset Management in Japan, at Mitsubishi UFJ Securities and at Mizuho Securities. He studied in both Japan and China.

A 10-year veteran of Hamilton Lane based out of the firm's Hong Kong office, Josh previously served as a Principal, managing client relations and product development in Asia ex-Japan and working closely with the investment team on portfolio development.

About Hamilton Lane

Hamilton Lane is an independent alternative investment management firm providing innovative private markets solutions to sophisticated investors around the world. The firm has been dedicated to private markets investing for more than two decades and currently has more than 250 employees operating in offices throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. With more than $239 billion in total assets under management and supervision1, Hamilton Lane offers a full range of investment products and services that enable clients to participate in the private markets asset class on a global and customized basis.

1As of December 31, 2015

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