View more on these topics

Hargreaves chief exec Ian Gorham to step down


Hargreaves Lansdown chief executive Ian Gorham is to step down from his role next year.

Gorham, who has been at the helm of the firm for seven years, will be succeeded by group chief financial officer Chris Hill.

Meanwhile, Hill will become deputy chief executive officer from 1 October ahead of taking the chief executive role, subject to regulatory approval. Hill joined Hargreaves Lansdown in February from IG.

Hargreaves Lansdown chairman Mike Evans says: “Ian has done a fantastic job of leading Hargreaves Lansdown to its current position of a market leading successful FTSE 100 business, serving the investment needs of 836,000 clients and looking after £61.7bn of the UK public’s assets.

“The board thanks Ian for his outstanding contribution to Hargreaves Lansdown. We are delighted to appoint Chris Hill as our deputy chief executive.”

Gorham says: “I have loved leading Hargreaves Lansdown and working with the great clients, colleagues and shareholders of this group.

“I have put my full energies into the business, something a unique group of the quality of Hargreaves Lansdown demands. I believe the group is in excellent hands and that shareholders and clients shall be best served by new zest being applied to [its] activities.”



Hargreaves adds trackers to Wealth 150 Plus for first time

Hargreaves Lansdown has moved 13 index tracker funds into its Wealth 150 Plus list to help investors compare them with active funds across different sectors. The move marks the first time passive funds are part of the list since its creation in 2003. The funds have until now been included on the firm’s Core Tracker […]


Hargreaves Lansdown sees 557% rise in trading post-Brexit

Hargreaves Lansdown saw a 557 per cent increase in trading last Friday, following the UK’s vote to leave the EU. The platform saw the equivalent of 17.5 years of normal activity on the website in one day, with many investors rushing to buy amid the market volatility and falls. Data from the platform showed that there […]

Hargreaves Lansdown

Hargreaves to triple dealing staff for Brexit aftermath

Hargreaves Lansdown has tripled the number of dealing staff, boosted helpdesk support and extended opening to cope with demand following Thursday’s EU referendum. According to Reuters, the fund supermarket is making preparations for a flurry of activity from Friday morning when the outcome of the vote will become clear. It is expected currencies, bonds and […]

Abe and Modi

India: Modi, reform and the oil price fall

Nearly 12 months since sweeping to power, prime minister Narendra Modi has overseen a significant turnaround in India, which is now on track to become one of the most pro-growth, pro-investment economies in Asia. While the market has rallied 48 per cent over the last year in response to Modi’s reform agenda, what is the potential for further progress?

Naming a reward programme

Six tips to get your reward programme name right

by Debra Corey, group reward director  Choosing a name isn’t easy. Whether it’s for your new puppy, a bundle of joy or your reward programme, a name determines a first impression – and often a lasting memory. When it comes to your reward programme, the name will determine how your employees feel about it even before […]


News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up


There are 2 comments at the moment, we would love to hear your opinion too.

  1. One wonders why a relatively youthful, talented and successful man would want to give up this position? Is all well in the State of Denmark?

  2. I too wondered same thing. There seems to have been a lot of hi-profile staff leaving the past few years. Conflict? Rats deserting sinking ship? Stability seems to be a problem!! No real reason given! Share price recently falling, despite good results! One to keep an eye on.

Leave a comment