History of stockbroking in Australia

Since their origins in coffee-shop meetings of stockbrokers in London and Amsterdam four centuries ago, most stock exchanges around the world were structured as mutual organisations of stockbrokers.

From the early share trading in the 1800’s, to the founding of state based stock exchanges, to the creation of CHESS in 1996 and to where we are today, this document provides both a great background and timeline of stockbroking and exchanges in Australia.

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