Who we are and how we do business

AMP was founded on a simple yet bold idea—that every individual should have the power and ability to control his or her life.

For more than 160 years, we've dedicated ourselves to making this possible. And while we've grown and changed over the decades, one thing has remained the same—our unwavering sense of purpose to help people own their tomorrow.

Today we are a leading specialist wealth management company in Australia and New Zealand, helping our customers with:

  • financial advice
  • superannuation, retirement income and other investment products for individuals
  • superannuation services for businesses
  • administration, banking and investment services for self-managed super funds
  • income protection, disability and life insurance
  • selected banking products, and
  • investments in shares, fixed interest, property, infrastructure, multi-manager and multi-asset funds.


Our history

Two companies have pioneered the insurance and superannuation industry in Australia and New Zealand. The Australian Mutual Provident Society (AMP) and the National Mutual Life Association of Australasia (National Mutual which became AXA Asia Pacific Holdings) have been pivotal in helping generations of Australians and New Zealanders save for a better tomorrow and protect their families in the event of misfortune.

AMP first opened for business in 1849 and the National Mutual Life Association of Australasia followed shortly after, in 1869. While the two companies began their operations independently, they joined forces in 2011.

Founded on very similar principles, financial advice has always been at the heart of both businesses. Both companies have shared a passion for quality financial advice and for the way good advice can help change people's lives for the better. Together the two companies are now providing even more customers with financial security and the opportunity to look forward to a better tomorrow.

Both AMP and National Mutual have also played important roles in the development of society in Australia and New Zealand. In fact, we helped build Australia and New Zealand. When Australia's first skyscraper was just a dream, we helped make it a reality. We've built roads, airports and other infrastructure to help bring to life the dreams of our nations.