Investment firm sees customers numbers rise despite tough market

Andy Bell
Manchester based investment firm AJ Bell said customer numbers increased by five per cent in the first three months of the year. The firm, which floated last year, issued a trading update this morning. The company said customer numbers increased five per cent in the first quarter to 214,853, with total assets under administration up eight per cent to £47.7bn. The growth during the period was driven primarily by the platform business. Platform customer numbers increased by 10,424 to a record high of 200,922, up five per ce... For the full story register now for free or login below...