Free expert investment research
Sometimes a lot of investment choice can be daunting. To help you make your own investment decisions Hargreaves Lansdown's research team provides free expert research. Hover over their images below to find out more about them.
Hargreaves Lansdown's investment research team is headed up by Mark Dampier, who's regarded as one of the very best in the profession. Mark began his career in financial services in 1983 and joined Hargreaves Lansdown in 1998. Mark contributes regularly to The Times and The Telegraph, and writes a weekly column in The Independent.
Richard is primarily responsible for researching UK growth funds. He also writes for the Investment Times and website covering a variety of funds across all sectors. Richard regularly meets fund managers to discuss their outlook and the positioning of their funds.
Kate holds a (BA Hons) degree in Business Studies. She completed a year in industry at Hargreaves Lansdown during her degree and returned to the company in 2010. Kate has been a member of the Investment Team as a Fund Analyst since September 2011 and covers UK Equity Income, UK Smaller Companies, European and Global Emerging Markets funds. Kate is a holder of the Investment Management certificate.
Richard joined Hargreaves Lansdown after completing his law degree. He has extensive investment management qualifications from the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute and Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI). Richard covers a range of sectors including Absolute Return, Asia, China / Greater China, Japan and the US. He also writes for the Investment Times and the website covering a variety of funds across all sectors.
One of the great things about the Plan is that you can invest pretty much where you like. You have a choice of more than 3,000 funds as well as shares, investment trusts, government and company bonds, and cash.
The Wealth 50 is a list of Hargreaves Lansdown's favourite funds for new investment across the major sectors.
Looking to invest in Japan for instance? They can tell you what they believe are the best Japanese funds. When you choose any Wealth 50 fund you can rest assured that it is being constantly monitored by experts.
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For investors seeking a little guidance, there are five Master Portfolios, each for a different type of investor, with different time horizons and attitudes to risk.
They are designed to provide ideas - they are not advice, and potential investors should look carefully at the fund choices and see if they fit their own requirements.
Hargreaves Lansdown has chosen funds which they believe dovetail with each other, and suggested additional funds to provide more diversification for those with larger portfolios.
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Hargreaves Lansdown Multi-Manager Funds
For first time investors in need of a simple way to invest in the stock market or for more experienced investors looking for a broadly based fund around which to group specialised holdings, Multi-Manager funds offer a broad, managed portfolio of funds through a single investment.
Each Multi-Manager fund is managed with a different aim allowing investors to choose a fund which best matches their objectives and then pass the choice and management of the underlying investments to Hargreaves Lansdown's experts.
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