AJ Bell rings up surge in first results since float

Online investment platform AJ Bell posted a big rise in profits in its first results since floating in December after welcoming a surge in customer numbers. Pre-tax profits were up 27pc at £17.7m in the six months to the end of March, while revenues rose 17pc to £50.1m, defying concerns about investor sentiment in the face of Brexit and broader economic uncertainty.

Grahame White