AJ Bell , chief executive
Andy qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in 1993, while working at a small actuarial consultancy. In 1995 he set up AJ Bell with Nichola Littlefair in a 149-square foot office, funded by £10,000 of personal loans. It has since grown into one of the largest investment platforms in the UK, with over £65bn of assets under administration.
AJ Bell operates at scale in both the adviser market via AJ Bell Investcentre and the direct-to-consumer market via AJ Bell Youinvest. It also has a fast-growing investment business providing low cost funds and a managed portfolio service.
Andy set up his own charitable trust in 2011 to help disadvantaged young people in the UK.