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    At Hamilton Lane, we regularly preach the benefits of using data to drive our insights rather than relying on anecdotes or gut feelings. For months now, many of us have been speaking amongst ourselves about fundraising and how busy it seems. To be honest, activity levels feel incredibly high across the asset class.

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    Last week we hosted a webcast titled “Private Markets & Public Markets: Balancing Today’s Challenges & Opportunities” with Blaine Rollins, CFA, author of our popular Weekly Research Briefing and Mario Giannini, Chief Executive Officer of Hamilton Lane. We had several interesting questions come in from attendees, so we thought we would use this week’s blog to share some of their responses.

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    Loyal readers of our Hamilton Lane market commentary (we like to think such a group exists) can sing along to this tune, as it is one with which they will be quite familiar. The asset class is taking longer to monetize investments. The chart below has made regular appearances in our Market Overview for the past several years, often with the acknowledgement that it is one of the most important.

  • Viewpoints 1987 Black Monday  

    As long-term investors search for their next big growth opportunities, one thing seems certain: They will have to look beyond public equities to find them. Increasingly, companies are delaying going public, with much of their growth — and returns — occurring in private markets.

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    Q&A with Hamilton Lane: ESG Investing and More…

    March 25, 2021
    361 Capital and Hamilton Lane Teams

    We recently shared the announcement of Hamilton Lane’s pending acquisition of 361 Capital. With this exciting news, we dedicated a few of our blogs to Q&As with Erik Hirsch, Vice Chairman and Head of Strategic Initiatives at Hamilton Lane, to share more about HL, its philosophy, and its products. This week we are talking to Erik about ESG investing, the importance of data in private markets, and why he believes HLNE has been one of the best performing financial services stocks.