In 1878, a young woman from Bendigo was orphaned and left a large sum of money, which was managed by two unscrupulous businessmen. These men lined their pockets, leaving hers empty, and she was left to wander the streets, destitute. Her story, when published, shocked the colony and prompted a group of South Australian businessmen to set up a company to ensure this sort of thing never happened again.
That company is us – known today as Australian Executor Trustees.
Over these years, a number of mergers, amalgamations and change of names has resulted in an expansion of the range of services we offer and the creation of one national licensed trustee company. From an historical perspective previous companies and former names are now known as Australian Executor Trustees Ltd. Those former names and entities include: