Hamilton Lane launches Singapore operation

Hamilton Lane, the US-based alternative investment adviser, has recruited Alain Vandenborre to head a new subsidiary in Singapore.

Alain Vandeborre has joined Hamilton Lane to launch a new Singaporean subsidiary, Hamilton Lane Pte.

Vandenborre, 43, becomes a director and will spearhead the firm’s business development activities in South East Asia.

From 1990 to 1997, Vandenborre was head of international development at Suez Group, with responsibility for banking and direct investments in Asia. Then from 1998 to 2000 he was executive director and chief financial officer with Vivendi Universal in the Asia Pacific region.

He is currently executive director of the Singapore Venture Capital Association and co-chairman of the Asia Pacific Venture Capital Alliance.

Said Mario Giannini, chief executive officer of Hamilton Lane: “We are very pleased to have Alain join our senior team, as his extensive network of personal and professional relationships will allow us to further develop our existing base of institutional private equity clients in Singapore and the surrounding region.”

Founded in 1991, Hamilton Lane provides clients with investment management, advisory and consulting services in private equity. Singapore becomes its third office after Philadelphia and London.

In December 2003, Hamilton Lane announced changes to its ownership structure, with Cascade Investment – the family office of Microsoft co-founder and chairman Bill Gates – part of an investment group that acquired approximately 40 percent of the firm’s shares.