Hargreaves Lansdown hit by lawsuit over role in Woodford scandal

Link Fund Solutions also sued

Valeria Martinez
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Hargreaves Lansdown has been hit by a multi-million pound lawsuit over continuously promoting Neil Woodford’s equity income fund, which led to thousands of investors suffering losses.

RGL, a claims management company, said it had launched the lawsuit against the FTSE 100-listed firm in London's High Court on Friday (14 October) on behalf of an initial 3,200 investors. The case is based on Hargreaves' continued promotion of the former flagship LF Woodford Equity Income Fund (WEIF) on its 'best buy' list, which it did so until the day the fund collapsed. In a separate lawsuit, RGL is also suing Link Fund Solutions, the fund's authorised corporate director, for up to £100m. This is the third lawsuit levied against Link over the way it handled the fund.  Hargreaves ...

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