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Our history

Our history

Beginning in 1849 as the Australian Mutual Provident Society, offering life insurance, AMP has evolved over 170 years to be a publicly listed, global wealth manager.

Today, we help millions of people in our home markets of Australia and New Zealand, and around the world, to create and protect their wealth.

Milestones

  • 1849 – The Australian Mutual Provident Society opens for business
  • 1860 – Benjamin Short joins AMP as its first agent
  • 1869 – The National Mutual Life Association of Australasia opens for business
  • 1899 – James Tuscon Thompson joins National Mutual as its first agent
  • 1962 – The iconic AMP building in Sydney's Circular Quay is opened by then Prime Minister, Robert Menzies
  • 1995 – National Mutual demutualises and lists on the Australian Stock Exchange
  • 1998 – AMP demutualises and lists on the Australian Stock Exchange. AMP Bank opens for business and the AMP Foundation is formed
  • 2000 – AMP plays a major part in the first Olympics of the new century, supporting the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, the Paralympic Games and the Olympic Torch Relay
  • 2009 – AMP and China Life Group form strategic partnership
  • 2011 – AMP and AXA Asia Pacific merge. AMP and Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking form strategic partnership
  • 2017 – AMP Capital takes a minority stake in US based real estate investment manager PCCP