Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Date Founded



201 Sussex Street, Ground Floor, Tower 1, Sydney, NSW, 2000, AUS

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Retail & Commercial Banking
Holding Companies
Accounting & Financial Services

Company Description

Commonwealth Bank of Australia engages in the provision of banking and financial services. It operates through the following segments: Retail Banking Services; Business and Private Banking; Institutional Banking and Markets; Wealth Management; New Zealand; and International Financial Services and Corporate Other. The Retail Banking Services segment provides home loan, consumer finance, and retail deposit products and servicing to all retail bank customers and non-relationship managed small business customers. The Business and Private Banking segment offers specialized banking services to relationship managed business and Agribusiness customers, private banking to high net worth individuals, and margin lending and trading through CommSec. The Institutional Banking and Markets segment serves the firm's major corporate, institutional, and government clients using a relationship management model based on industry expertise and insights. The Wealth Management segment includes the global asset management, platform administration, and financial advice and life and general insurance businesses of the Australian operations. The New Zealand segment comprises of banking, funds management, and insurance businesses operating in New Zealand. The International Financial Services segment incorporates the Asian retail and business banking operations; associate investments in Chinese and Vietnamese; the life insurance operations in Indonesia; and a financial services technology business in South Africa. The corporate Other segment includes support functions such as investor relations, group marketing and strategy, group governance, and group treasury. The company was founded in 1911 and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.

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Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Co-Secretary & Group General Counsel

Executive General Manager, Global Markets

Group Chief Risk Officer

Group Executive, Enterprise Services & Chief Information Officer

Chief Innovation Officer

Chief Executive & Managing Director ASB

Chief Digital Officer

Board of Directors

Chancellor at University of Technology, Sydney

Senior Fellow Vice President, Intel Product Assurance & Security at Intel Corp.

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director at Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Former Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific at Citigroup, Inc.

Former Director-Corporate & Institutional Banking at Westpac Institutional Bank

Former Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director & MD at BlueScope Steel Limited

Former Head-Risk Management at Westpac Banking Corp.

Former Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director & MD at Insurance Australia Group Ltd.

Former Chief Executive Officer at Spark New Zealand Ltd.

Partner, Intellectual Property at Ashurst LLP

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Recent Transactions
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AIA Group Ltd., AIA Australia Ltd. purchase Commonwealth Bank of Australia /Insurance Business from Commonwealth Bank of Australia

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Pacific Century Group Holdings Ltd., FWD Life Indonesia PT purchase PT FWD Insurance Indonesia from Commonwealth Bank of Australia

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KKR & Co., Inc., Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP purchase Colonial First State Investments Ltd. from Commonwealth Bank of Australia

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Investment Advisor

Advised on Prime Infrastructure Group purchases Cross-Sound Cable Co. LLC from Hydro-Québec


Advised on The Riverside Company purchases Global Orthopaedic Technology Pty Ltd

Transaction Advisors

Advised onGreat Energy Alliance Corp. Pty Ltd. purchases Loy Yang Power Management Pty Ltd. from CMS Energy Corp., NRG Energy, Inc.

Investment Advisor

Advised onAIA Group Ltd., AIA Australia Ltd. purchase Commonwealth Bank of Australia /Insurance Business from Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Legal Advisor

Advised onCommonwealth Bank of Australia purchases HBOS Plc /Bank of Western AU & St Andrews AU Ops from HBOS Plc

Legal Advisor

Advised onKKR & Co., Inc., Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP purchase Colonial First State Investments Ltd. from Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Executive Counsel

Advised onKKR & Co., Inc., Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP purchase Colonial First State Investments Ltd. from Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Legal Advisor

Advised onKKR & Co., Inc., Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP purchase Colonial First State Investments Ltd. from Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Advisors & Consultants

Chief Executive-Funds Management at Challenger Diversified Property Group


Former Chancellor at University of Wollongong


Partner at Valor Equity Partners


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