Colonial First State and our related companies are subsidiaries of The Commonwealth Bank Group, Australia’s leading provider of financial services.
Colonial First State and our related companies are subsidiaries of The Commonwealth Bank Group, Australia’s leading provider of financial services. Our combined organisation is an integral part of the Group's total financial services provider strategy.
Colonial First State Global Asset Management
Colonial First State Global Asset Management, also known as First State Investments, is the investment management business of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. We are a global asset manager with established offices across Europe, the US, Middle East, and Asia Pacific regions.
We are one of the largest managers of Australian sourced funds, with a growing presence in international markets. We collectively manage over A$195.2 billion* in assets on behalf of institutional investors, pension funds, wholesale distributors, investment platforms, financial advisers and their clients worldwide.
With expertise across a range of asset classes and specialist investment sectors, our commitment to providing the best possible outcomes over the long term for our investors drives our approach to investment. To achieve this, we align our interests with our investors, and uphold a culture of consistently acting in our clients’ best interests.
*Assets under management indicated above includes Realindex RAFI® which is a wholly owned investment management subsidiary of the Colonial First State group of companies. Source: Commonwealth Bank of Australia Financials as at 31 December 2015.
Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Society Limited
In June 2000, the Colonial Group of companies merged with The Commonwealth Bank of Australia creating the most diversified financial services organisation in the country. The Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Society Limited ABN 12 004 021 809 is the administrator and insurer for a range of personal superannuation, corporate superannuation, retirement income, investment and insurance products. These products are serviced by independent financial advisers and financial advisers associated with The Commonwealth Bank Group. Life insurance products from The Commonwealth Bank Group are managed under the CommInsure brand.
Commonwealth Bank Group
Colonial First State is a subsidiary of The Commonwealth Bank Group. In early 2002, the investment management operations of Commonwealth Investment Management were integrated with Colonial First State. The combined organisation is now an integral part of the Group's strategy as a total financial services provider.
The Commonwealth Bank Group is Australia’s leading provider of financial services including retail, premium, business and institutional banking, funds management, superannuation, insurance, investment and sharebroking products and services.
The Group has more than 800,000 shareholders and over 52,000 employees, offering a full range of financial services to help all Australians build and manage their finances.