Hargreaves Lansdown investment manager Ben Yearsley has left the firm after 15 years.
The firm says Yearsley left by mutual consent and it is understood he is taking some time out of the industry.
He joined Hargreaves Lansdown in 1997 and was initially on the investment help-desk before joining Mark Dampier in the investment research team in 2000.
As well as unit trust and Oeic research, Yearsley was responsible for research into venture capital trusts and enterprise investment schemes. He also had responsibility for external fund of funds research.
His investment responsibilities will be taken on by the existing team at Hargreaves Lansdown.
Hargreaves Lansdown head of research Mark Dampier says: “Ben has been with Hargreaves Lansdown for 15 years and has been a great asset to the firm, having worked in a number of areas of the market. We wish him well in all his future endeavours.