Brian is Head of Investments at Hamilton Lane where he is responsible for oversight and management of all of Hamilton Lane’s investment activities. In addition, Brian serves on the firm’s Investment Committee and Operating Committee.
Brian has more than 20 years of private equity investment experience. Prior to joining Hamilton Lane in 2009, Brian was a General Partner at Bear Stearns Merchant Banking, and prior to that, at Freeman Spogli & Co. Brian began his career as a Financial Analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Salomon Brothers Inc.
Brian Gildea received a B.S. in Business Administration from Georgetown University.
Acceleration of Trends Part 3: Trendspotting
Fundraising in the private markets is an area that tends to be light on data, but long on anecdote. So we turned to the data to support our hypothesis on the latest trend in the fundraising market.
Acceleration of Trends Part 2: Sector Preference Shifts
One of the key features of the private markets’ evolution has been the increasing optionality available to investors, with the opportunity set effectively doubling over the past decade. So, what 3 main areas are investors most focused on today?
Acceleration of Trends: SPACs, GP-Leds, and the Case of the Longer Hold
In the first of a series on the acceleration of trends brought on by the pandemic, Head of Investments Brian Gildea shares his take on SPACs, GP-leds, and implications of longer hold periods.
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.
U.S.-China Trade War
In this episode, Head of Investments Brian Gildea discusses how we got to this point, and outlines six factors for private markets investors to consider.
Bloomberg Radio: Brian Gildea, Head of Investments
Head of Investments Brian Gildea discusses trade wars, why private markets investors are well-positioned in the face of increasing volatility, and shares his outlook for the asset class.
U.S.-China Trade War: The topic du jour, but is it really consequential for private markets investors?
In this article, we provide our take on today's most hotly-debated topic and outline six factors for investors to consider during a trade war.
Here’s How Tax Reform Will Shape the Private Markets
Managing Director and Investment Committee member Brian Gildea breaks down the impact of the new tax bill on the private markets based on a model developed by our Research team, and explains why we think the reform is a net positive for the asset class.
Here's How Tax Reform Will Shape the Private Markets
In this article, we analyze the impact of the new tax bill on the private markets based on a model developed by our Research team, and explain why we think the reform is a net positive for the asset class.
Co-Investing: It’s not as easy as it looks
What do investors need in order to be successful at co-investing? Managing Director and Global Head of Co-Investments, Brian Gildea, talks about the continued interest in the strategy despite the challenging dynamics that come along with it.
The Co-Invest Phenomenon
The past several years have seen an incredible surge in LP interest for co-investments and the GP community, ever ready to heed the LP siren call, has been eager to comply.