Hamilton Lane names EMEA chair

Hamilton Lane has named Jim Strang chairman of its Europe, Middle East and Africa investment business.

Strang, who is a managing director currently leading EMEA and overseeing the firm’s London office, will be succeed by Richard Hope, who is a managing director on Hamilton Lane’s secondary and co-investment teams effective immediately.

“Both Jim and Richard have been with Hamilton Lane for more than eight years and in that time have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to our organization, to our mission and values, and to broadening our global reach,” said Hamilton Lane CEO Mario Giannini. “We are confident that their combined leadership and expertise will help to continue our firm’s growth efforts throughout the EMEA region.”

Strang in this newly created role will focus mainly on Hamilton Lane’s investment activities across the region with a focus on primary funds, where the firm oversees approximately $66 billion in discretionary and advisory assets. He will also continue to support business development and client relationship management efforts, while continue to serve on the firm’s investment committees.

In addition to these appointments, the firm has recently made a number of other hires to support its growth in the EMEA region, including on the secondary investment team in London and on the business development team in Frankfurt.

Overall Hamilton Lane has $481 billion in assets under management and supervision within the private markets asset class. Most of that capital is within the consulting space. The firm works with institutional clients such as the Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System and the Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board in researching and selecting external managers within alternative investments.

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