Andrew Schardt

Head of Direct Credit Investments
Drew is a Managing Director at Hamilton Lane and Global Head of Direct Credit,  where he is a member of the Investment Committee and leads the firm’s Direct Credit Team and investment activities. In this capacity, Drew is active in the sourcing, due diligence and execution of credit-related investments.

Prior to joining Hamilton Lane in 2008, Drew focused on principal investing and advisory activities at TCG Advisors, an Aerospace & Defense-focused merchant bank. Previously, he held positions with Holberg, Inc., a diversified private holding company. Drew began his career in investment banking at Banc of America Securities.
 
Drew received an M.B.A. from Duke University and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Cornell University.

Authored Content

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Rainy Days, Credit Quality and Market Conditions: 5 Key Considerations for Private Credit

In our first attempt at a "listicle" (yes, we are extremely hip), we're tackling some of the pros and cons around the current economic cycle, and taking a closer look at private credit as an asset class to see how it might fare. [Spoiler alert: We think private credit is a pretty good and relatively more predictable spot to be in when the going gets tough – whenever that may be.] Here's our list of some key considerations for private credit investors right now.

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Podcast

The End is Near for Private Credit, Right?

In this episode, Global Head of Private Credit Drew Schardt lays out our case for why private credit is here to stay despite the fears over rapid growth of the space.

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The End is Near for Private Credit, Right?

For the last several years, the global financial markets have benefited from benign fundamentals, plentiful liquidity and rising asset prices. However, as of late, volatility has resurfaced and strategies designed to benefit from a low volatility bull market have been called into question. In this article, Head of Research Mike Ryan analyzes the relationship of volatility and buyout performance from prior cycles to see what it might tell us about this cycle.

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Podcast

Building a Successful Private Credit Program

Managing Director and Global Head of Private Credit, Drew Schardt, discusses LPs’ growing interest in private credit, advantages that the strategy can provide and how we approach investment opportunities in this evolving space.

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