Unique Australian Stockbroking Heritage

We are proud of our Australian corporate history. A culture of service excellence means we have grown to become a leading wealth management group incorporating full-service stockbroking, financial planning, funds management and portfolio services. We are a trusted and respected Australian stock broker and financial market icon and today we manage over $35 Billion in Funds Under Advice.


Ord Minnett has been a part of the Australian stockbroking industry since the 1800s. In fact, one of our founding firms T J Thompson & Sons held a seat on the Sydney Stock Exchange in 1872, the year after the exchange was first established.

Charles Ord & Jack Minnett

The Ord Minnett brand we know today resulted from the strategic vision of Charles Ord and the entrepreneurial flair of Jack Minnett, who served together in World War II. Their determination and commercial foresight saw the amalgamation of three long-standing respected Australian firms merge including T J Thompson & Sons, A W Harvey, Lowe & Company and Charles A Ord & Minnett to create a thriving, respected stockbroking and investment business referred to today as “Ords”. Ord Minnett is very proud of this unique Australian heritage and the values of our founding companies, and today is a Principal Member of the Stockbrokers Association of Australia.

Current Ownership Structure

Over the decades that followed Ord Minnett had several other different ownership structures, before arriving at our current shareholding ownership with two leading financial firms, the global investment bank J.P. Morgan (30%) and IOOF (70%).


Ord Minnett has a well earned reputation for consistently delivering excellent value – in terms of the quality of our research and advice, our service, and above all, the investment performance we deliver for our clients. Dealing with Ord Minnett’s national team of Private Client Advisers ensures you access the best in strategic thinking and market insights all focussed on delivering value to you and your investment portfolio.