Stephen Bland qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1971 and between 1977 and 2001 ran his own successful accountancy practice in London. He has been an active private investor for 40 years. In 1999 he began writing on investing for the Motley Fool website (under the nickname "TMF Pyad") and a number of other financial publications. Since January 2008 he has been a contributor to MoneyWeek. Stephen also runs his own investment newsletter, The Dividend Letter, based on his hugely successful ‘High Yield Portfolio’ (HYP) strategy. The aim of the HYP strategy is to build a portfolio of shares that will provide a substantial income from the FTSE.
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