US-headquartered alternative asset manager Hamilton Lane has expanded its presence in Australia by opening an office in Sydney.
US fund manager Hamilton Lane has opened its 14th global office in Sydney, appointing former Partners Group executive James Martin to head up its new Sydney office.
Hamilton Lane chief executive Mario Giannini said he was excited to formally establish a presence after having been active in the Asia-Pacific region for nearly a decade.
“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 [Martin], who brings a strong understanding of the local market dynamics, challenges and opportunities,” Mr Giannini said.
Prior to heading Hamilton Lane’s Sydney office as principal, James Martin was vice president at Partners Group AG for five years.
Mr Martin also spent 10 combined years at Pinnacle Investment Management and Macquarie Group.
Mr Martin said he was glad to join the team and believed that “Hamilton Lane’s extensive experience investing in private markets throughout the world is particularly valuable to Australian investors”.
Globally, Hamilton Lane holds USD $342 billion funds under management.