Aquis Exchange stocks now available on AJ Bell’s platform

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AJ Bell PLC (LON:AJB) has added stocks listed on the Aquis Stock Exchange (LON:AQX) to its online trading platform.

AQSE has approximately 90 listed growth companies, which can now be bought or sold through  AJ Bell Youinvest and through a financial adviser via AJ Bell Investcentre or be traded online via AJ Bell’s ISAs, SIPPs and Dealing/ General investment accounts. 

Companies quoted on AQSE are divided into two segments ‘Access’ and ‘Apex’, said AJ Bell.

The Access market focuses on earlier stage growth companies, while Apex is the market for larger, more established businesses.

Apex stocks average market cap is approximately £80mln and includes names such as Chapel Down, KR1 (LON:KR1) and Samarkand Group (LON:SMK).

Andy Bell, AJ Bell’s chief executive, said: “Our goal is to make investing easy for our customers, whether they are managing their investments themselves or with the help of a financial adviser.

“Many of them have told us they want to be able to trade stocks listed on Aquis Stock Exchange and we are pleased to make this available to them.”

Alasdair Haynes, CEO of Aquis Exchange, added: “We are very pleased AJ Bell has given its clients electronic access to trade AQSE shares.

“Since we acquired this business last year we have been making numerous changes to radically raise standards and increase liquidity.

“We fervently believe in retail investors having equal opportunities to trade as institutional players as part of our mission to get the public back into public markets for the benefit of all stakeholders.”

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