State of Wisconsin Investment Board, Madison, hired Hamilton Lane Advisors as a private equity consultant for its primary $58.1 billion pension fund. Hamilton Lane will help the board develop a long-term private equity strategy and a tactical implementation plan. The consultant will also assist the board in finding and analyzing private equity managers and monitoring the board's $1.8 billion private equity allocation. Pacific Corp Group, Portfolio Advisors and Altius were the other finalists, said Vicki Hearing, public information officer. Previous private equity consultant Pathway Capital did not rebid, she added.