SYDNEY, Australia, July 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hamilton Lane (NASDAQ:HLNE) has expanded into Australia by opening an office in Sydney. As part of the expansion, the firm has hired James Martin to lead the office and head up the firm’s efforts to better service its growing client base across Australia and New Zealand.
“We’ve been active in this region for nearly a decade, and are excited to be formally establishing a presence in Australia,” said Mario Giannini, CEO of Hamilton Lane. “We believe this expansion will allow us to provide a deeper level of market coverage and client service, and we’re pleased to welcome James, who brings a strong understanding of the local market dynamics, challenges and opportunities.”
“I am quite glad to be joining the team, and believe that Hamilton Lane’s extensive experience investing in private markets throughout the world is particularly valuable to Australian investors,” Martin said.
Martin, who has joined as a Principal, will provide support for the firm’s client base in the region and will lead business development efforts across Australia and New Zealand. Prior to Hamilton Lane, Martin spent more than five years with Partners Group, where he focused on institutional sales and deal origination. Previously, he was an Associate Director of Institutional Business at Pinnacle Investment Management, and prior to that spent more than nine years at Macquarie Group.
About Hamilton Lane
Hamilton Lane (NASDAQ:HLNE) is a leading alternative investment management firm providing innovative private markets solutions to sophisticated investors around the world. Dedicated to private markets investing for 25 years, the firm currently employs more than 290 professionals operating in offices throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. With more than $342 billion in total assets under management and supervision as of March 31, 2017, 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. For more information, please visit www.hamiltonlane.com, or follow Hamilton Lane on Twitter: @hamilton_lane.