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Jarvis grows clients by 44pc

Shares in Jarvis Securities, the stockbroker, soared yesterday after the company said it grew its active client numbers by 44 per cent year-on-year in the first quarter. Trading volumes were up 71 per cent, while total assets under administration were up 22 per cent. Chief executive Andrew Grant predicted growth in interest income from Jarvis’ deposit accounts. The firm’s stock closed 11.9 per cent up at 127p.