// AJ Bell

16 May 2019 Aviva on road to recovery

Fundscape's analysis of platform performance in the first quarter of 2019 should make for encouraging reading for AJ Bell, Aviva and Transact, but some of the chasing pack appears stagnant....

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13 May 2019 Poor start to 2019 for platforms

THERE MAY BE PROBLEMS AHEAD… By the end of March 2019, stock markets had recovered from the severe whipping they’d received in the last quarter of 2018. All major markets were home to stellar growth, with even the FTSE All Share rising by 8.3% despite Brexit concerns. The upturn pushed UK platform assets up 7.3% to £637bn, a vast improvement on Q418, but only £4bn higher than Q318’s closing balance of £633bn. Hargreaves Lansdown, D2C platform and the UK’s largest distributor, moved into pole position as the UK’s largest investment platform.
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18 Feb 2019 AJ Bell reveals hybrid range

Adviser demand for lower costs and outperformance from active management has driven AJ Bell to launch a hybrid managed portfolio service (MPS), according to chief investment officer...

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20 Aug 2018 Sluggish ISA sales and soft Q218 for platforms

After significant falls in Q1, stock markets began to level out at the end of March... just in time for the last two weeks of the ISA season. By the close of Q218, the UK stock market had recovered most of its lost ground, with the FTSE 100 and FTSE All Share rebounding by 8% and performing better than most major stock markets in Q2.
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