Brooks Hamilton is a Texan who grew up in Houston and has lived
in Dallas for over thirty years. After receiving a Bachelor of Science
Degree from the University of Houston in 1958, and completing post
graduate work in computer science at the University of North Carolina
in 1959, Brooks obtained his Juris Doctor Degree from Southern Methodist
University School of Law in 1963.
age twenty-two, Brooks has worked continuously in the employee benefit
consulting field for over forty years. He has published many articles,
the first being a 1964 feature article in the University of Houston
Law Review. In addition, he has lectured at a number of major universities,
such as the University of Chicago, as well as various employee benefit
seminars both in the United States and in Europe.
In 1969, Brooks
formed his own company. Initially a one-man organization, it grew
to include twenty-five employees in Texas and California providing
professional employee benefit computer services to major financial
institutions and corporate users. In the late seventies the company
was sold, and Brooks resumed a legal and consulting practice limited
to corporate employee benefits and related executive compensation.
Brooks frequently consults with major companies on special projects,
and has worked in most major states in the US, as well as countries
in Western Europe.
seem to approach corporate benefits and tax planning with a view
dominated by their particular field of expertise. Brooks has endeavored
to pursue knowledge in all areas related to employee benefits: the
law, economics, insurance, finance, computer science, history, and
politics. From this experience, a unique world view has evolved.
Since the late
1990s, the primary focus of Brooks Hamilton & Associates has
been "yield disparity," the enormous gap between the 401(k)
investment performance of the few who do well and the many who do
poorly. This focus has led to several innovative Plan designs which
garnered national media attention. Brooks has appeared on the CBS
Evening News, CNBC's Closing Bell
with Maria Bartiromo, Kiplinger's TV Financial News, and Good
Day Dallas/Fort Worth. National financial magazine feature articles
about BH&A concerns and innovations have appeared in Worth Magazine,
Plan Sponsor; Kiplinger's, Institutional Investor; Reader's Digest,
Bottom Line Personal, and Multinational Employer (Europe). In addition,
there have been numerous syndicated newspaper articles
by financial writers concerning this issue.