Private Markets Partnership

Russell Investments enters strategic partnership with Hamilton Lane to accelerate private markets capabilities.

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Why private markets?

Private markets are an important component of investor portfolios, and this partnership comes at a time when both private markets opportunities and allocations to the asset class continue to grow. Since 2008, capital allocated to private markets has tripled from US$2.5 trillion to US$7.7 trillion. (Source: June 2020) The private markets asset class has continued to demonstrate its ability to generate meaningful returns for investors. Data from Hamilton Lane illustrates that private equity and private credit have each outperformed the MSCI World PME and the Credit Suisse Leveraged Loan PME, respectively, in 19 of the last 20 vintage years. (Source: Hamilton Lane Data, Bloomberg, January 2021)

Why this partnership?

For 85 years, Russell Investments has focused on improving people’s financial security. That focus aligns with Hamilton Lane’s stated purpose of providing enhanced financial well-being for those who depend on them. The two companies also share a commitment to providing exceptional client service and offering customised solutions for their global clientele.

What does this mean for our clients?

Russell Investments will benefit from access to Hamilton Lane’s global investment platform and deep expertise across all private markets strategies and sectors, as well as access to Hamilton Lane’s private markets risk and portfolio construction tools. Enhanced by Hamilton Lane’s proprietary technology capabilities, Russell Investments’ Enterprise Risk Management System will allow us to leverage the power of an extensive open-architecture public and private markets investment platform to meet our clients' specific goals and objectives.


"Russell Investments and Hamilton Lane put our clients’ needs at the centre of everything we do. We are dedicated to democratising access to the most sophisticated investment capabilities and tools in the industry. This is about extending our institutional solutions prowess, honed over decades working with the largest asset owners in the world, to more middle market institutions and wealth management partners and their clients.”

Michelle Seitz

Chairman & CEO, Russell Investments

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