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Investments, ISAs, funds, the stock market, VCTs and economics

Mark Dampier - Head of Research

Mark Dampier, Head of Research

Our 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.

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Laith Khalaf, Senior Analyst

Laith Khalaf, Senior Analyst

Laith Khalaf has worked for Hargreaves Lansdown since 2001 when he graduated from Cambridge University. His research encompasses funds, markets and investment trends. Laith is a well-known commentator and frequently features on television and radio, as well as in the national press.

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Richard Troue, Head of Investment Analysis

Richard Troue, Head of Investment Analysis

Richard joined Hargreaves Lansdown after completing his law degree. He has extensive investment qualifications, including the Certificate in Investment Management from the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment. Richard is responsible for researching Asian, Japanese, US, Absolute Return, Specialist and Property funds. He also writes for the Investment Times and the website.

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Ben Brettell, Senior Economist

Ben Brettell, Senior Economist

Ben has worked at Hargreaves Lansdown since 2007. He has a first-class honours degree in Economics from Bristol University, and also holds the Certificate in Investments (Securities & Derivatives) from the Securities & Investments Institute. Ben is Senior Economist for Hargreaves Lansdown and also edits the Investment Times magazine.

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Financial advice, ISAs, makeovers and corporate communications

Danny Cox, Head of Communications and Chartered Financial Planner

Danny Cox, Head of Communications and Chartered Financial Planner

Danny has over 25 years' experience in personal finance and has been at Hargreaves Lansdown since 2001. Amongst his awards are the coveted Money Management Financial Planner of the Year and Financial Adviser SIPP Adviser of the Year awards.

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Cash savings, ISAs, makeovers, and money matters for women

Sarah Coles, Personal Finance Analyst

Sarah Coles, Personal Finance Analyst

Sarah joined Hargreaves Lansdown in 2017, after fourteen years as a financial journalist, appearing regularly in print, on TV and on the radio. Her expertise includes savings and personal finances. She is also a passionate advocate for empowering women to take control of their financial lives.

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Pensions, Retirement, Savings and Investment Policy

Tom McPhail, Head of Policy

Tom McPhail, Head of Policy

Tom is Hargreaves Lansdown’s lead commentator on pensions and retirement planning, as well as being responsible for savings and regulatory policy issues. He has 30 years’ experience working in financial services, specialising primarily in retirement planning and is one of the UK’s foremost financial commentators. Tom is also a Governor of the independent charity the Pensions Policy Institute.

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Currency exchange, buying property abroad, CFDs and spread betting

Paul Dimambro, Head of Currency and HL Markets

Paul Dimambro, Head of Currency and HL Markets

Paul has over 12 years' experience in the financial services industry and is responsible for launching and running the HL Currency Service and HL Markets (CFDs and Spread Betting). Paul is also responsible for the day-to-day running of the Portfolio Management Service and the administration of the HL Multi-Manager fund range.

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Digital and mobile marketing

Chris Worle, Digital Strategy Director

Chris Worle, Digital Strategy Director

Chris Worle is the mind behind the last six years of digital transformation and innovation at Hargreaves Lansdown - driving both the digital marketing effort and digital strategy of the business since 2010. His hands-on, in-depth knowledge of digital marketing is coupled with the experience of turning this FTSE 100 company into a business which is truly digitally focused. Today, hl.co.uk attracts more than 90 million visits annually and facilitates more than £23billion of transactions.

Chris joined Hargreaves Lansdown in 2003 after graduating from Royal Holloway, University of London with a degree in Management. Chris was born in 1982 and joined the board as Group Digital Marketing Director in January 2015 at the age of 32.

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Information Technology, systems design and development

David Davies, Chief Information Officer

David Davies, Chief Information Officer

David Davies has delivered the IT revolution at Hargreaves Lansdown - ensuring our IT capability and delivery has kept pace with the incredible growth of the business over the past 8 years. ‘Keeping the lights on’ on our own in-house managed and hosted IT infrastructure, whilst catering for a business that demands speed of delivery and agility, is a daily challenge David is all too familiar with. It’s just one of the reasons he was presented the award for UK CIO of the Year by Computing in November 2014.

David joined Hargreaves Lansdown in 2008 as a Networks and Security Manager before promotion to Head of IT in April 2010. He has previously worked for Red Bee Media, EADS, Dimension Data and RAC. David joined the Board as IT Director in November 2011.

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Workplace pensions, savings and employee benefits

Nathan Long, Senior Pensions Analyst

Nathan Long, Senior Pensions Analyst

Nathan is a specialist in workplace pensions, savings and employee benefits. He joined Hargreaves Lansdown in 2003 and has worked in several areas of the business including as a financial adviser to individuals, and as a pension and benefits consultant to employers across the UK.

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