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

Emma Wall, Head of Investment Analysis

Emma Wall, Head of Investment Analysis

Emma joined Hargreaves Lansdown as Head of Investment Analysis in April 2019 following an award-winning career in financial journalism. Emma previously worked at Morningstar where she was Senior International Editor, providing investment news, views and analysis to individual investors across the UK, Australia, Canada and India. Prior to joining Morningstar in July 2013 Emma spent six years at the Daily and Sunday Telegraph.

Emma is responsible for managing the research team, producing investment research including fund manager interviews, and expanding HL's investment commentary across video and digital media. Her in depth knowledge of the asset management world and more than a decade's experience interviewing fund managers is coupled with a passion for investing and for helping people make the best decisions with their money.

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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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Nathan Long, Senior Analyst

Nathan Long, Senior Analyst

Nathan is a research analyst working on pensions, savings and investments. He specialises in pensions and retirement across both workplace and individual pension saving. He’s been instrumental in developing analysis of engagement among workplace pension members. 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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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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Press contact details

For article, interview and case study requests.

  • During office hours on 0117 988 9880 .
  • Outside office hours on 07989 672071 or 07979 652185 or by email (constantly monitored).