Tom is a Managing Director, Head of Secondaries, and Co-Head of Investments. He is responsible for direction and oversight of the 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 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.
Q&A with Head of Secondary Investments Tom Kerr
Head of Secondary Investments Tom Kerr shares his perspective on the current secondary market environment in this three-part Q&A series.
Q&A with Tom Kerr, Part I: Secondary Market Deal Activity
2021 was a record year for transaction volume in the secondary market, yet 2022 saw a dip in volume. What’s the secondary supply story so far this year?
Q&A with Tom Kerr, Part II: Secondary Market Valuations
We spend a lot of time talking about valuations with our clients. Are they correct, and if so, what does it mean for the secondary landscape?
Q&A with Tom Kerr, Part III: Secondary Market Landscape
One area that’s probably evolved the most in our view is the secondary market deal landscape. What are we currently seeing in the LP and GP-led markets?
State of the Private Markets
Hear from senior executives as they discuss current environment, private markets valuations, and what we believe are the two most attractive sectors today.
The Globe & Mail: Buy-and-hold is becoming blasé in private equity. The hot new trend: Trading fund stakes like stocks
Head of Secondary Investments Tom Kerr spoke to The Globe and Mail for this feature on the secondary market in Canada.
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.