Hamilton Lane Hires Three As European Expansion Continues

May 16 2017 | 10:02pm ET

Global alternative investment manager Hamilton Lane has strengthened its European team through the hiring of three senior executives in response to significant growth across its European client base and an expansion of its product offerings.

Carolin Blank has joined the team as a principal on the European-based relationship team. She comes to the firm from Alvarez & Marsal Europe, where most recently she served as a Senior Director of Relationship Management - Private Equity. In this role, she created and managed a key accounts program and led the PE Relationship Management program. 

Ahmed Khalil joins as a Vice President, also on the Relationship Management team. Prior to Hamilton Lane, he was a Vice President at BlackRock Private Equity Partners, and before that was a lawyer at Clifford Chance on the energy and infrastructure finance team. He began his career at Standard Chartered Bank in London.

Lali Sichinava is a Vice President on the Business Development team, covering the UK market. She joins from Neuberger Berman, where she was on the UK Institutional Sales Team, and before that held a number of positions at BNP Paribas in both the U.S. and UK.

Hamilton Lane has experienced major client expansion in Switzerland, Germany, Italy and Finland over the past year, the company said in a statement, and deployed approximately €6.4 billion across 27 deals in Europe in 2016, including primary, secondary and co-investment accounts. 

Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Bala Cynwyd, PA, Hamilton Lane is an independent alternative investment management firm providing private markets solutions to sophisticated investors worldwide. It has more than $332 billion in total assets under management and supervision deployed across a range of private market strategies.

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