History & Heritage

Ord said to Minnett, 'You're going to lose me as a client. Minnett asked, 'Have I done something wrong?' to which Ord replied, 'No, it's just that I'm starting my own business and I'd like you to join me.' 


And so, 'Charles A Ord & Minnett' was formed in 1951.

History & Heritage

A PROUD HERITAGE OF EXCELLENCE

Founded in 1951 by Charles Ord and Jack Minnett after meeting in the Australian Imperial Force in the Second World War, Ords has grown via strategic mergers and acquisitions of Australian financial firms with corporate origins dating back to 1872. Focused on service excellence, Ord Minnett is a highly respected name in the Australian investment landscape.

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Charles Ord & Jack Minnett

A wartime meeting of minds

'Charles Ord was larger than life with big-picture ideas, a really boisterous sort of guy' .... 'Jack Minnett was a charming and elegant man, just about the opposite to Charles Ord'
  • The crucible of war
    Amidst the tumult of World War II came a meeting of minds that would redefine the Australian stockbroking landscape. The first encounter between larger-than-life Charles Ord and charm-personified Jack Minnett was in 1939, when Minnett joined the army at the Sydney base where Ord was commanding officer.
  • A chance meeting
    Fate intervened in the form of a chance meeting between Charles and Jack in Sydney's O'Connell - where all the Sydney stockbrokers were based in those days - when Ord said to Minnett, 'You're going to lose me as a client.' This prompted Minnett to ask, 'Have I done something wrong?' to which Ord replied, 'No, it's just that I'm starting my own business and I'd like you to join me.'

And so it was that Charles A Ord & Minnett was formed in 1951. Over the decades its name would change many times before once more becoming Ord Minnett, the name by which it is still known today.

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Timeline of 150 Years 

  • 1870

  • 1950

  • 1960

  • 1980

  • 1990

  • 2000

  • 2020

1870 - 1940

  • 1871 - Sydney Stock Exchange formed
  • 1872 - TJ Thompson & Partners formed
  • 1882 - Hobart Stock Exchange starts trading
  • 1884 - Brisbane and Melbourne Stock Exchanges formed
  • 1885 - The Broken Hill Proprietary Company lists
  • 1887 - Stock Exchange of Adelaide's first meeting
  • 1889 - The Stock Exchange of Perth opens its doors

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Proud Heritage & History

Ord Minnett has been a part of the Australian stockbroking industry since the 1800s. Founded by Charles Ord and Jack Minnett with corporate origins dating back to 1872.


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