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interactive investor - press and media team

As one of the largest execution only brokers in the UK, interactive investor has access to trading data, investor opinions and more. With experienced commentators, we can provide insight and analysis on all aspects of personal finance including:

  • macro-economic news and market commentary 
  • shares, funds, ETFs and investment trusts
  • pensions, ISAs and tax-efficient investing

We can also provide trading data and/or survey our customers to obtain insight and opinion directly from our investors. 

If you would like to talk to us about any of our press releases, speak to one of our spokespeople or if you would like bespoke content from our expert writers, please call one of the numbers listed in the contact details section.

press office contact details

Corporate PR agency: TB Cardew
Email: ii@tbcardew.com
phone: +44 (0)20 7930 0777

Jemma Jackson, Head of Media Relations, interactive investor
Email: Jemma.jackson@ii.co.uk
Phone: +44 (0)20 7680 3672

interactive investor spokespeople

Moira O’Neill, Head of Personal Finance

After more than 20 years in journalism which included being Deputy Editor at Money Observer, Personal Finance Editor at Investors Chronicle and Editor at Moneywise, in 2018 Moira became Head of Personal Finance for interactive investor. 

At Investors Chronicle, Moira managed the reader portfolio clinic, giving guidance on how to improve tax planning and asset allocation, and won a Wincott Journalism Award for her work. While at Moneywise, she started the Get Financial Education Working campaign to promote financial education and endorse best practice, relaunching the Moneywise Personal Finance Teacher of the Year Awards which continues to grow in reach and influence.   Moira has written two personal finance books, Finance at 40 and Saving and Investing for Your Children.

Moira is available to comment on all aspects of savings and personal finance.

Richard Hunter, Head of Markets

Richard is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (FCSI) with over 30 years of stock market experience. 

He is one of the UK’s foremost commentators on market matters and a regular contributor for the BBC (BBC News Channel, Wake Up to Money and the Today Programme), CNBC and Bloomberg. In addition, Richard’s expert commentary also appears on a daily basis across the national and specialist press.

His previous experience includes careers at Hargreaves Lansdown and NatWest Stockbrokers, during which time he became one of the UK's foremost and instantly recognisable market commentators.

Richard is available to comment on markets and equities. 

Lee Wild, Head of Equity Strategy

Lee started his career in the City 25 years ago as an options pit trader on the International Petroleum Exchange. After time spent as an investment manager at HSBC, journalist at ShareCast, and three years at Investors Chronicle, he moved to interactive investor in 2014 where he is now Head of Equity Strategy – providing market commentary and insights – and editor of ii.co.uk news content.

Lee is available to comment on equities and markets.

Rebecca O’Keeffe, Head of Investment 

Rebecca has over 25 years’ experience in investment and personal finance, with extensive knowledge on ISAs, SIPPs and private investor behaviour.  She is a regular contributor to national and specialist media including The Times, Telegraph, Daily Mail and MorningStar.
Rebecca is available to comment on global market issues, stock and sector specific queries as well as pensions, tax and investment trends.

Gary McFarlane, Cryptocurrency Analyst 

Gary has been a cryptocurrency commentator for several years, having been an early adopter of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. He has been an analyst at interactive investor for five years, and his analysis of initial coin offerings and blockchain projects can be found on numerous other industry websites. Gary is currently writing a book about cryptocurrency and the history of money.
Gary is available to comment on cryptocurrencies and related topics.

Latest Press Releases

Interactive investor launches Super 60
Mon, 7th January 2019 - 11:41
interactive investor, one of the UK’s leading digital investment platforms, has launched Super 60; a rigorously selected range of investment funds, investment trusts and exchange traded funds identified by interactive investor’s expert Investment Committee.

Interactive investor wins award for mobile sharedealing
Fri, 16th November 2018 - 15:17
We're delighted to announce that interactive investor has won the award for best Mobile Sharedealing at the Investment and Wealth Management Awards 2018.

Double win for interactive investor at the Shares Awards 2018
Fri, 9th November 2018 - 10:00
We're delighted to announce that interactive investor has been named Best Execution-only Broker and Best International Share-dealing Service at the Shares Awards 2018.

interactive investor scraps exit fees
Tues, 6th November 2018 - 09:58
interactive investor is pleased to announce it will no longer charge exit fees, with immediate effect. In addition, from now until 31 December 2018, ii will help all customers, new and existing, with exit costs incurred in transferring to ii. 

Interactive Investor agrees to buy Alliance Trust Savings from Alliance Trust PLC
Mon, 22nd October 2018 – 07:00
Interactive Investor is pleased to announce that it has agreed to buy Alliance Trust Savings from Alliance Trust PLC.

interactive investor wins four new awards
Wed, 14th March 2018 - 18:48
We are delighted to have won four new awards at the ADVFN International Financial Awards 2018. Our platform won Best SIPP, Best Low-Cost Stockbroker and Best Stockbroker for International Dealing, while our cryptocurrency analyst Gary McFarlane picked up the award for Best Cryptocurrency Writer.

Another award is the ISA on the cake
Fri, 24th November 2017 - 13:30
We're very pleased to announce we've been named Best Self-Select ISA Provider at the annual Investment and Wealth Management Awards.

And the award for Best International Share Dealing Service goes to…
Tue, 14th November 2017 - 13:35
...us! At the recent Shares Awards, interactive investor picked up the gong for Best International Share Dealing…for the second year running.

interactive investor confirms flat fee model and announces new pricing
Tue, 24th October 2017 - 15:38
interactive investor selects flat fee model for integrated and expanded business. New pricing is simple and fair, and customers gain flexibility on when and how they invest.

interactive investor selects Barnett Waddingham as new SIPP provider
Mon, 9th October 2017 - 14:31
interactive investor is pleased to announce that it has appointed BW SIPP LLP, a division of the trusted pension experts Barnett Waddingham, as its new Self Invested Personal Pensions (SIPP) provider, following a significant review.

Interactive Investor appoints John Baines as Non-Executive Director
Mon, 18th September 2017 - 10:27
Interactive Investor is pleased to announce the appointment of John Baines as a Non-Executive Director. John has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, at both executive and board level, and brings with him a wealth of institutional, governance and regulatory knowledge.

Interactive Investor Completes Acquisition of TD Direct Investing
Mon, 5th June 2017 - 16:30
Interactive Investor Limited is pleased to announce the completion of its acquisition of TD Bank Group's European direct investing business, following receipt of the necessary regulatory approvals.