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AFH profits jump 83%

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IFA consolidator AFH has reported an 83 per cent increase in profit after tax to £3.1m for the 12 months ending 31 October 2017.

The business, which acquired 13 IFAs during the period, increased funds under management by 39 per cent to £2.79bn (2016: £2bn). Revenues increased by 39 per cent from £33.6m to £24.1m.

During the year, initial advice fees totalled £9.4m, which was a 20 per cent increase on the previous year. Ongoing management fees increased to £21.3m (2016: £16.2m), which AFH says is a reflection of increased funds under management.

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AFH completed 14 acquisitions throughout the year, 13 of which were IFAs and one protection broking business. The combined maximum cost of those deals was £18.7m.

Group chief executive Alan Hudson says: “New business and continued demand for financial advice from existing clients, together with a series of earnings accretive acquisitions during the year, enabled the group to grow its funds under management to £2.8bn and increase revenues to £33.6m whilst the efficiencies and economies of scale that we have worked towards generated a further improvement to our EBITDA margin and continues our progress to our three to five year aspirational target.”

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