Mark Dampier has been head of research at Hargreaves Lansdown, the UK's largest independent stockbroking firm since 1998. He has been in the financial services industry for 32 years, initially working as an advisor helping individual clients to invest their money. He holds a BA Honours degree in Law. He has become one of the best-known and most widely quoted figures in the fund management industry. He writes a regular column in the Independent on funds and markets and regularly comments in the national press and on broadcast media. This is his first book (and, he swears, definitely his last!). In his spare time, depending on the season, you will find him shooting, skiing, sailing or fishing.