Online investment and stockbroker services
AJ Bell was formed in Manchester in 1995 by Andy Bell and Nicholas Littlefair and provides online investment platforms and stockbroker services.
It has grown to become one of the UK's largest online investment platforms. It is privately owned with the two major shareholders being Bell and Invesco Perpetual. As of 6 August 2018, it has more than £42bn in AUM.
Among AJ Bell's product offering are SIPPs, a stocks and shares ISA, the Lifetime ISA, a dealing account and its recently-launched Passive Global Growth fund. It also provides investment advice for clients.
Total AUA of £42bn
Available on Investcentre platform
Focus on EMs, Asia and technology
CPI drops to 3%
Asset allocations for the year ahead
The old saying "markets like to climb a wall of worry" proved spot on in 2017, writes Russ Mould, investment director at AJ Bell.
New structure effective March 2018
'Pension factor' boosts 2017 growth
Died suddenly aged 55
Well-loved by advisers
Few companies offering 'margin of safety'
'Firms determine how to communicate with consumers'
Around £183m in assets
M&A activity and senior appointments
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Previously at Investec and Santander
Increase in payouts due to currency slump
Following acquisition of passives specialist Indexx Markets
Increase asset management presence
Exclusive talks with parent L&G
Neil Woodford has made a new investment in AJ Bell via a fundraising round which ensures the Invesco Perpetual-backed platform will remain a private company.
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