Tom Kerr

Head of Secondary Investments

Tom is a Managing Director and the Global Head of Secondaries at Hamilton Lane. He is responsible for direction and oversight of the firm’s Secondary Investment platform and is a member of the Investment Committee. In this capacity, Tom is active in secondary deal sourcing and execution. In addition, Tom is a member of the firm’s Portfolio Strategic Group, which is responsible for directing the firm’s strategic investment approach.  

Tom began his career at Hamilton Lane in 1999 and most recently was a member of the Fund Investment Team, where he was responsible for due diligence of primary fund investment opportunities. Prior to this, Tom was responsible for the coordination and management of the firm’s client relationship activities. Prior to joining Hamilton Lane, Tom spent two years at BISYS Plan Services, where he was responsible for the investment activities of institutional defined benefit plans.  

Tom received an M.B.A. from Saint Joseph's University and a B.S. in Finance from Rider University. 

Authored Content


2019 Market Overview: What the Data Reveals

Live from our Market Overview presentation in New York, Head of Secondaries Tom Kerr gives a sneak peek of what our data reveals in this year's private markets analysis and how to approach the year ahead.

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Secondaries: An Expert’s Game That Anyone Can Play

Once considered the realm of distressed investors and unattractive assets looking for liquidity opportunities, today's secondary market offers investors an established and proven portfolio management tool and sees billions of dollars of deal flow every year. In this episode, Head of Secondary Investments Tom Kerr and Secondary Product Manager Ryan Cooney discuss the evolution of the secondary market.

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Buying & Selling on the Secondaries Market

Managing Director and Global Head of Secondaries, Tom Kerr, discusses the types of activity the firm is seeing in the secondaries market today, how and why this strategy has evolved, and whether or not it’s a good time to sell.

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