Associate, Direct Credit

Hamilton Lane

Philadelphia, PA, USA
Posted on July 8, 2024

Hamilton Lane is looking to expand our team to satisfy the needs of our growing client base. Hamilton Lane is built on collaboration, teamwork and integrity. Our employees pursue excellence and always strive to do the right thing. We invest in our employees, clients and partner relationships, as well as, in the technology and resources necessary to remain competitive, working in a competitive environment that inspires innovation.

What We Do

As a recognized leader in providing Private Markets Solutions to clients across the globe we manage approximately $120.2 billion in discretionary assets and have oversight of an additional $782.9 in non-discretionary assets as of December 31, 2023.

The Opportunity

The Associate will be responsible for evaluating mostly credit-oriented investment opportunities through a direct credit model. The Direct Credit Team at Hamilton Lane currently manages approximately $3 billion in discretionary capital and invests across a widely diverse set of geographies (within and outside the U.S.) and industry sectors.

Your Responsibilities Will Be To

  • Perform fundamental credit analysis and in depth company specific due diligence
  • Monitor existing investments by analyzing and reporting on portfolio companies’ financial results
  • Create and assess complex financial models
  • Prepare detailed credit memorandum
  • Present investment opportunities to senior executives of the firm
  • Supervise analysts on the team in the performance of their duties
  • Assist in prospective and existing client meetings
  • Assist in legal documentation related to closing investments
  • Conduct industry research, articulate opinions and write clear and concise memoranda on investment opportunities

Your Background And Skills Will Include

  • Relevant credit investment experience at an investment bank, BDC, broad based high yield and/or leveraged loan fund/private credit manager.
  • Credit background; proficient in all phases of capital structure analysis, including valuation analysis of leveraged loans, high yield bonds, distressed securities as well as Private Debt Investments (Senior and Junior).
  • A team-oriented approach and an ability to interact productively across multiple verticals within Hamilton Lane
  • Strong written, oral communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong interest and commitment to private markets investing
  • Strong work ethic, professional demeanor
  • Willingness to work 50+ hours / week and travel 10+% of time


At Hamilton Lane, our benefits philosophy is simple. To provide our employees with a competitive suite of benefits and services to help navigate through the complexities and challenges of working, living, raising a family, and eventually retiring.

To Do This, Hamilton Lane Offers The Following Benefits

Enhancing Your Physical and Emotional Health

  • Employees have access to healthcare coverage, mental health resources, health & fitness reimbursement program, and Wellness Rewards Program.

Developing Your Career

  • Tuition and certification reimbursement program are available along with continual education and development trainings for you to grow with Hamilton Lane.

Supporting Your Family & Community

  • For our communities, Hamilton Lane provides paid time off to volunteer, matches your donations to charitable organizations, and compensates for referring qualified candidate that join our team.
  • For growing family, we offer an adoption reimbursement program, paid time off for new parents and newlyweds, and provide travel support for nursing parents.

Safeguarding Your Financial Wellbeing

  • Hamilton Lane contributes to retirement programs and offers an employee stock purchasing plan.

Diversity Pledge

At Hamilton Lane, we prioritize the value of diversity and intentionally cultivate an environment that embraces the strength derived from our collective differences. Recognizing the industry’s need for change, we address the hesitancy of underrepresented groups, particularly women and people of color, to apply unless meeting every criterion. We welcome applications from women, men, people of color, veterans, the LGBTQ+ community, and those returning to the workforce, even if not meeting every job description requirement, including education level. Your unique contribution is not just welcomed but essential to our success.

We offer a competitive salary, annual discretionary bonus and a comprehensive benefits package which includes: Medical, Prescription, Dental, Paid Time Off, 401k plan, Life and Disability Insurances, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Stock Purchase Program, Health Club Reimbursement and Flexible Spending Accounts.

Hamilton Lane is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital or partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic predisposition, veteran or military status, status as a victim of domestic violence, a sex offense or stalking, or any other classification prohibited by applicable law.

As a registered investment adviser, employees of Hamilton Lane may be subject to certain limitations on political contribution and personal investment activities.

Please note that in the event that you are hired by Hamilton Lane, you, your spouse or any other dependent family member living in your household will need to comply with Hamilton Lane’s Personal Securities Transactions Policy and the trade pre-clearance process per Hamilton Lane’s Code of Ethics. It is your responsibility to ensure that you and your household members are able to comply with this policy. Examples of the restrictions that could be placed on your activities include, but are not limited to, a requirement to pre-clear all transactions prior to execution, the inability to transact in certain securities or classes of securities and other restrictions. A copy of our Code of Ethics is available upon request. Please note that having a personal trading account will not prohibit you from being employed by Hamilton Lane.

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