Erik is the Vice Chairman of Hamilton Lane. In this role, he leads all strategic and technology initiatives. Erik serves on the Investment Committees, as well as the Board of Directors.
On behalf of Hamilton Lane, Erik is a board member of Novata, a public benefit corporation designed to collect, analyze, benchmark, and report relevant ESG data on behalf of private companies. Hamilton Lane is a founding partner of Novata.
Additionally, Erik serves as a strategic advisor to Tifin, a platform that conceives, creates, and operates fintech companies in the areas of wealth management, investments, and personal finance. Hamilton Lane is a strategic investor in Tifin.
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 of the 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, a board member of University of Virginia’s Center for Politics and serves on the board of the Philadelphia 76ers Youth Foundation.
PEI Keynote Interview: Why it’s time for the private markets to embrace tech
Vice Chairman and Head of Strategic Initiatives Erik Hirsch discusses the private markets’ slow adoption of technology, new advancements and opportunities in the industry, and Hamilton Lane’s own technology solutions.
Myth Busting at CAIS Alternative Investment Summit
Listen to Erik Hirsch dispel common misconceptions about investing in private markets at CAIS Alternative Investment Summit.
Quick Hits | Talking ESG Data & Metrics with Novata
Most private market managers today are struggling with how to best address ESG, so we asked Novata CEO Alex Friedman to explain why data collection and reporting is such an important factor in the ESG space and why it should be a priority for fund managers and private companies right now.
Erik Hirsch on The HPScast
HPScast host Colbert Cannon speaks with Erik Hirsch, the Vice Chairman and Head of Strategic Initiatives at Hamilton Lane. Erik discusses the evolution of the firm as it transitioned from solely advisory to one that now oversees just over $800 billion in assets under management and supervision. He speaks about his role in advancing the firm’s evolution by not only adopting, but also investing in, new technologies.
Traders Magazine: Hamilton Lane: Personalization and Data are Critical for Wealth Management
Hamilton Lane, a private markets investment management firm, has been increasingly trying to extend its reach into wealth management, according to Erik Hirsch, Vice Chairman and Head of Strategic Initiatives.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.