Our Team People matter. That's why we invest in them first.

David Helgerson

Head of Impact Investments

David is a Managing Director on the Direct Equity Investment team and leads the Impact and Targeted Investing activities. He is a member of the Investment Committee and Responsible Investment Committee. David focuses on both direct equity and direct credit investments within a variety of sectors and strategic areas across Hamilton Lane’s investment products. In fulfilling these duties, he has served as Board Member, Board Observer, and Advisory Board representative for multiple direct company and fund investments across the firm’s products and client base. His experience includes fund management and oversight, as well as sourcing, structuring and underwriting of debt and equity investments with financial sponsors and corporations on behalf of institutional clients.

Prior to joining Hamilton Lane in 2004, David was a corporate investment banker in the Financial Institutions Group of Morgan Stanley in New York, focusing on advising and executing mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions. Previously, David worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group of Credit Suisse First Boston in New York. David also served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy.

David received an M.B.A. from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a B.A. in Political Science from Swarthmore College.

Featured Content


Professional Pensions: Private companies prove attractive to ESG investors

Investors have shifted their private markets investment approach towards sustainability, resulting in a need for ESG-focused managers and investment themes.

View the Media Coverage

ESG & Impact Investing in a COVID-19 World

In this paper, we explore the current trends in ESG and impact investing in the private markets, balancing the growing focus on making strong investments as capital fiduciaries against a more challenging economic environment.

Read the Research Article

We use cookies to improve user experience, and analyze web traffic. For those reasons, we may share your site usage with our analytics partners.

Learn More