Erik Hirsch

Vice Chairman & Head of Strategic Initiatives
Erik is the Vice Chairman of Hamilton Lane.  In this role, he leads all the firm’s strategic initiatives. Erik also serves on the firm’s Investment Committees, as well as the firm’s Board of Directors.

Erik is a board member of Bison. Bison is an important strategic technology partner for Hamilton Lane, and the two firms together have designed and launched a private markets analytics SaaS business, Cobalt. 

Erik is a frequently quoted expert on the private equity industry, both in the print and broadcast media, and is a regular lecturer at the Wharton Business School (University of Pennsylvania). 

Prior to joining Hamilton Lane in 1999, Erik was a corporate investment banker in the Mergers & Acquisitions department of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. He began his career as a municipal financial consultant with Public Financial Management (PFM).  At PFM, Erik specialized in asset securitization, sport stadium financings and strategic consulting.

Erik is a trustee of the University of Virginia’s College Foundation and serves on the board of the Philadelphia 76’ers Youth Foundation.

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Erik Hirsch on Bloomberg TV

Erik Hirsch, Vice Chairman and Head of Strategic Initiatives, appears on Bloomberg TV to discuss the state of the private markets, including: performance versus public markets, growth in the opportunity set, and the democratization of the asset class. He also talks HLNE’s differentiated business model, the SPAC phenomenon, and more.

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Quick Hits | Talking Deal Volume

Vice Chairman Erik Hirsch drops by CNBC for a chat on deal volume. What does the flurry of end-of-year transactions mean for this asset class? Which sectors will reap the benefits?

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Quick Hits | SPACs: Friend or Foe?

If you have 3 ½ minutes, check out the inaugural episode of our new video series “Quick Hits,” where Vice Chairman Erik Hirsch takes on the subject of SPACs. Are they a friend or foe to the private markets?

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Erik Hirsch on Bloomberg TV

Vice Chairman and Head of Strategic Initiatives Erik Hirsch discusses venture, the relationship between private and public markets, the push into retail and other dynamics at play in the private markets.

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2018 Market Overview: Performance

Watch a clip on performance in the private markets from our Market Overview presentation in New York City this past October with Vice Chairman Erik Hirsch.

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2018 Market Overview: Operating Partners

Watch a clip on operating partners in the private markets from our Market Overview presentation in New York City this past October with Head of Investments Brian Gildea and Vice Chairman Erik Hirsch.

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2017 Market Overview: Fundraising

Watch a clip from our Market Overview presentation in New York City this past October.

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