Hargreaves Lansdown is an independent financial service provider and asset management specialist. It positions itself as a ‘one-stop shop’, offering a fund supermarket, fund management, discount brokerage, stockbroking, pensions and annuity advice, wealth management and financial advice.
The HL Vantage Service is an in-house investment platform which enables investors to hold different types of investments together in one place with one valuation and dealing service. The range of products available include unit trusts and OEICS, ETFs, UK and overseas shares, investment trusts and fixed interest. Hargreaves Lansdown also offers a currency service, discretionary portfolio management and a range of multi-manager funds.
As at 31 December 2014, Hargreaves Lansdown held £49.1bn of assets under administration on behalf of private investors.
Hargreaves Lansdown was established in 1981 by Peter Hargreaves and Stephen Lansdown. Today, the company employs over 900 people and has around 675,000 Vantage clients.