GILDER GAGNON HOWE & CO LLC Profile
Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co is an investment management company based out of New York. The company was founded in 1968 as R. Gilder & Co with 50 employees and $25 million under management. The company had a rough start, losing many employees and much of its managed assets, but would recover by the mid-1970s. The company would then grow during the two decades of bull markets beginning in the 1980s, also encountering another obstacle during the crash of 1987. By 1991, Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co would have over $1 billion in total assets under management and would focus on investing in Asia and the online revolution, bringing its total assets under management to over $11 billion by 1999. The company would again be hit hard by the technology bubble burst in the early 2000s and financial crisis of 2008, emerging with $4.5 billion in assets. Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co has slowly recovered and currently has 77 employees with 26 of them being investment professionals. The company conducts its research both internally and externally utilizes fundamental, technical, and quantitative analysis to make its investment decisions. Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co invests most heavily in the information technology, health care, and consumer technology sectors, which each make up over a quarter of its total allocated assets, and also invests in a variety of sectors to a lesser degree including transports and finance. The company currently has $5.5 billion in total assets under management spread across almost 8,000 accounts with all but 241 of these accounts being discretionary, which makes up only $285 million of its total managed assets. Both its total number of accounts and total assets under management have been somewhat volatile in recent years, with its total managed assets going as low as $4.2 billion and as high as $6.3 billion in the most recent five years.