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Colonial First State has been providing investment, super and retirement income products since 1988. Today, its services cover Australian and global shares, property, fixed interest, credit, hedge funds, infrastructure and private equity to individuals as well as to corporate and superannuation fund investors. This broad spectrum of products and services has cemented the company’s current position as one of Australia’s leading wealth management groups.

As at March 2008, Colonial First State has managed and administered over $149 billion globally. The company has become known worldwide for its dynamic investment performance, efficient administration, cost efficiency and award-winning customer care services.
The FirstChoice product has over 95 investment options available to investors, managed by Colonial First State as well as industry-renowned investment managers and specialist boutique managers.

Colonial First State has been recognised for its excellence in products and services with prestigious awards within the industry, including:

  • Gold Winner – Personal Investor Magazine – Fund Manager of the Year from 2001- 2005
  • Gold Winner – Money Magazine – Best Cash Management Trust 2007
  • Gold Winner – Smart Investor Magazine – Retail Super Fund of the Year 2007
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