Shaw, formerly BOS Stockbroking, was founded in 1987. Shaw provides investment advice and execution services to its private and institutional clients for the purchase and sale of equities and derivatives both nationally and internationally.
Shaw holds Australian Financial Services Licence (“AFSL”) 236048 and is a Market Participant of ASX Limited and is Australia’s largest independently owned full service stockbroker, being unlisted with no institutional or foreign shareholders. Its shareholders are made up entirely of its board members, Advisors and present and past employees.
Since its establishment in 1987, Shaw has built a resilient, conservative, independent stock broker focused on providing clients with full advisory services complemented by internal clearing and settlement. Over time Shaw has sought to engage, and importantly retain, quality Advisors with strong client relationships in the Revenue Functions of the business, and skilled staff in its Support Services, such as Operators, clearing and settlements areas. Shaw’s resilient and conservative attributes, and quality clients and Advisors have allowed it to survive market downturns, and to achieve good financial performance during normal and ’bull’ market conditions. Shaw’s Key Milestones in growing its business are set out below:
BOS Stockbroking is established in Sydney as a subsidiary of Bank of Singapore.
BOS Stockbroking opens its Melbourne office and engages the services of a team of Advisors from MacDougall & Company and Trent Securities.
BOS Stockbroking changes its name to Shaw Stockbroking following a management buyout.
Shaw engages the services of a team of institutional Advisors from Hambros Securities Australia.
Clive Powell, formerly of ABS White & Co, wins the Australian Stockbroker Foundation Limited "Stockbroker of the Year Award".
Shaw engages the services of a team of Advisors from D&D Tolhurst Limited.
Shaw engages the services of a team of Advisors from Hartley Poynton.
Shaw engages the services of a team of Advisors from BNP Equities and an additional team of institutional Advisors from Credit Suisse.
Shaw engages the services of a team of Advisors from Citi Smith Barney.
Shaw Corporate Finance and Shaw’s Institutional Advisors achieve record revenues.
Shaw refreshes its branding and engages the top 12 Advisors from Lands Kirwin Tong.