Our History

Our History

With roots stretching back to 1994, CommSec Adviser Services brings together some of the most experienced names in wholesale broking. Core Equity Services, Colonial Geared Investments, IWL, Virtual Broker, JDV, Australian Clearing Services and Ausiex to name a few, make up our strong pedigree.

The evolution of CommSec Adviser Services

JUL 1994 JDV becomes an ASX Market Participant
JUN 1996 Colonial Geared Investments is established (then know as State Bank of NSW)
JUN 2000 Commonwealth Bank acquires Colonial State Bank
JAN 2002 CommSec launches Adviser Treading Centre
JUN 2003 Investor Web Limited (IWL) acquires Sanford
APR 2004 IWL acquires Australian Clearing Services (ACS)
SEPT 2005 IWL acquires JDV
NOV 2007 Commonwealth Bank acquires IWL
MAR 2009 Core Equity Services is launched consolidating our wholesale businessses
JUN 2009 Our new adviser platform Core Trading is launched
NOV 2009 Core Equity Services is expanded to include Colonial Geared Investments
NOV 2012 Core Equity Services and Colonial Geared Investments come together to form CommSec Adviser Services