Robert Gillam

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Robert Gillam
Born (1946-07-07)July 7, 1946
Fairbanks, Alaska, U.S.
Died September 12, 2018(2018-09-12) (aged 72)
Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.
Alma mater Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Occupation Investor
Net worth US$320 million (2015)[1]

Robert Gillam (July 7, 1946 – September 12, 2018) was an American investor. He was the founder and chairman of McKinley Capital Management, an asset management firm, until his death in 2018.

Early life[edit]

Robert Gillam graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968.[1][2] He received a master in business administration degree from the UCLA Anderson School of Management in 1969.[1]


Gillam worked for Foster & Marshall, a financial firm, until it was acquired by American Express in 1982.[1] He worked for Boettcher and Company from 1982 to 1985.[1]

Gillam was the founder of McKinley Capital Management, an asset management firm.[1] He served as its chairman.[3] As of 2015, it had US$7 billion of assets under management.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Gillam resided in Anchorage, Alaska.[1] He spent $30 million opposing the proposed Pebble Mine, which would have been close to his Lake Clark fishing lodge.

Gillam died on September 12, 2018, in Anchorage's Providence Alaska Medical Center after suffering a stroke the day before.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Robert Gillam". Forbes. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
  2. ^ "Company Overview of McKinley Capital Management, LLC: Robert Byron Gillam". Bloomberg Business. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
  3. ^ "Speaker's Biography: Robert Gillam". Milken Institute. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
  4. ^ DeMarbon, Alex (12 September 2018). "Bob Gillam, wealth fund founder, Pebble critic, and one of Alaska's richest men, dies at age 72". Anchorage Daily News. Retrieved 12 September 2018.