Chris Hill 9 June 2019
Chris Hill, Hargreaves Lansdown CEO:
I would like to apologise personally to all clients who have been impacted by the recent problems with the Woodford Equity Income Fund. We all share their disappointment and frustration. Our priority right now is to support our clients and keep them informed.
Our aim remains to provide the best possible service and choices to allow people to manage their investments simply and effectively. The shortcomings of one fund should not detract from the benefits of favourite fund lists like the Wealth 50. We are confident in the robustness of how we analyse, research and compile our favourite fund list with a focus on ensuring best value for clients – nonetheless, we are reviewing this specific situation to ensure we learn from it and address it for the benefit of our clients going forward.