Stephen Lansdown joins private equity firm

Money Hargreaves Lansdown co-founder Stephen Lansdown has joined investment group Edge Investments as an investor and partner.

Lansdown will take a 10 per cent stake in the private equity company and will work with chief executive David Glick to grow the business.

“I have enormous respect for the role Edge plays in funding young, fast-growing creative industries businesses,” says Lansdown.

“This is an industry with enormous potential for entrepreneurs and investors alike and Edge is the perfect firm to bring those two groups together successfully.”

Edge has raised almost £200m in investor capital and invests in the creative industries. It recently raised a £40m fund – the Edge Creative Enterprise Fund – it’s largest yet.