Bell Financial Group Ltd (ASX:BFG) is an Australian-based provider of broking, investment and financial advisory services.

The Group has over 600 employees, operates across 14 offices in Australia and has offices in London and Hong Kong. Bell Financial has a 56.6% holding in Third Party Platform Pty Ltd (Bell Direct), an online stockbroking business.

STRUCTURE

Bell Financial Group Ltd
Bell Potter Securities Ltd
100%
Third Party Platform Pty Ltd (Bell Direct)
56%
Bell Potter Securities Ltd
100%
Third Party Platform Pty Ltd (Bell Direct)
56%
BELL POTTER SECURITIES LIMITED
Bell Potter Securities is a leading Australian stockbroking, investment and financial advisory firm that provides a comprehensive offering of financial services to a diversified client base that includes individuals, institutions and corporations.

Bell Potter incorporates the following businesses

  • Bell Potter Capital Limited
  • Margin lending and cash management to provide an integrated and competitive account management service for our clients.
  • Bell Commodities
  • Global futures, options and cash currency markets for client hedging, trading and investment requirements.
  • Bell FX
  • Foreign exchange services including spot and forward foreign exchange, foreign currency options, tailored forwards, 24-hour order watch, research, foreign currency accounts and fee-free international remittances.
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BELL DIRECT (THIRD PARTY PLATFORM LIMITED)
Bell Direct offers online share trading through an advanced trading platform and website.
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DIRECTORS

  • COLIN BELL
    BEcon (Hons)

    Mr. Bell is the Executive Chairman of Bell Financial and has responsibility for the business development of the Company and all associated businesses within the Group. Mr Bell founded Bell Commodities in 1970 after working with the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development in Washington DC, USA.

  • ALASTAIR PROVAN

    Mr Provan is the Managing Director of Bell Financial and is responsible for the day to day management of all businesses within the Group. Mr Provan joined Bell Commodities in 1983 and held a number of dealing and management roles prior to becoming Managing Director in 1989. Mr Provan is a member of the Remuneration Committee.

  • CRAIG COLEMAN
    BComm

    Mr Coleman was appointed as a Director in July 2007 and has been a Non-Executive Director since October 2007. He is a member of the Group Risk and Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee. Mr Coleman is Executive Chairman of private equity firm Viburnum Funds and a Non-Executive Director of private investment company, Wyllie Group Pty Ltd. Previously, he was Managing Director and a Non-Executive Director of Home Building Society Limited. Prior to joining Home Building Society, Mr Coleman held a number of senior executive positions and directorships with ANZ, including Managing Director - Banking Products, Managing Director - Wealth Management and Non-Executive Director of Etrade Australia Limited

    Other listed companies – past three years
    Chairman, Rubik Financial Limited (December 2006-present)
    Non-Executive Director, Pulse Health Limited (January 2010-present)
    Non-Executive Director, Universal Biosensors Inc (June 2016-present)
    Non-Executive Director, Keybridge Capital Limited (March 2014-May 2016)
    Non-Executive Director, Amcom Telecommunications Limited (October 2008-July 2015)
    Chairman, Lonestar Resources Limited (July 2008-August 2014)
    Chairman of Universal Biosensors Inc

  • GRAHAM CUBBIN
    BEcon (Hons), FAICD

    Mr Cubbin was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in September 2007 and is an independent Director. He is the Chairman of the Group Risk and Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee.
    Mr Cubbin was a senior executive with Consolidated Press Holdings Limited (CPH) from 1990 until September 2005, including Chief Financial Officer for 13 years. Prior to joining CPH, he held senior finance positions with a number of major companies including Capita Financial Group and Ford Motor Company. Mr Cubbin has over 20 years’ experience as a Director and Audit Committee member of public companies in Australia and the US.

    Other listed companies – past three years
    Chairman, McPherson’s Limited (September 2010-present)
    Non-Executive Director, Challenger Limited (January 2004-present)
    Non-Executive Director, WPP AUNZ Limited (May 2008-present)
    Non-Executive Director, White Energy Company Limited (February 2010-present)

  • BRIAN WILSON AO
    MComm (Hons)

    Mr Wilson was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in October 2009 and is an independent Director. Mr Wilson is also Chairman of the Foreign Investment Review Board, Chancellor of University of Technology Sydney and a member of the Payments System Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia. He was a member of the Commonwealth Government Review of Australia’s Superannuation System and the ATO Superannuation Reform Steering Committee. Mr Wilson retired in 2009 as a Managing Director of the global investment bank Lazard, after co-founding the firm in Australia in 2004 and was previously a Vice-Chairman of Citigroup Australia and its predecessor companies.

  • BRENDA SHANAHAN
    BComm, FAICD

    Ms Shanahan was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in June 2012 and is an independent Director. She is a member of the Group Risk and Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee. Ms Shanahan has served in senior executive and board roles in Australia and overseas, primarily in the finance and stockbroking industries, during a career spanning more than 30 years. Ms Shanahan has previously been a Non-Executive Director of Challenger Limited, and an Executive Director of JM Financial Group Limited, May Mellor, Equitlink Limited and William M Mercer. Ms Shanahan also chairs the St Vincent’s Medical Research Institute and The Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery and is a Director of the Kimberley Foundation Australia.

    Other listed companies – past three years
    Non-Executive Director, Clinuvel Pharmaceuticals Limited (February 2007-present)
    Non-Executive Director, Phoslock Water Solutions Ltd (September 2017-present)
    Non-Executive Director, Challenger Limited (April 2011-October 2017)

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FINANCIAL CALENDAR

FULL YEAR RESULTS ANNOUNCEMENT 22 February 2017
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 19 April 2017
HALF YEAR 30 June 2017
HALF YEAR RESULTS ANNOUNCEMENT 9 August 2017
YEAR END 31 December 2017

FINANCIAL RESULTS

2017 Highlights

HALF YEAR DIVIDEND

2.0 cents

REVENUE

$88.5 million

NET PROFIT AFTER TAX
(ATTRIBUTABLE TO BFG SHAREHOLDERS)

$5.9 million

FUNDS UNDER ADVICE

$42.5 billion

DIVIDENDS

RECORD DATE PAYMENT DATE DIVIDEND TYPE RATE PER SHARE FRANKING
23 August 2017 13 September 2017 Interim 2.00 cents 100%
10 March 2017 22 March 2017 Final 3.75 cents 100%
24 August 2016 14 September 2016 Interim 1.75 cents 100%
11 March 2016 22 March 2016 Final 3.00 cents 100%

ASX ANNOUNCEMENTS

AUG 2017

BFG announces $5.9m half-year net profit

AUG 2017

Notification of Dividend/
Distribution

AUG 2017

BFG Half-Year Results Announcement

19 April 2017 Bell Financial Group - 2017 AGM Results
19 April 2017 AGM Presentation Materials
28 March 2017 Ceasing to be a substantial holder from SOL
1 March 2017 Ceasing to be a substantial holder - HHL
22 Feb 2017 Bell Financial posts strong FY profit, increases dividend
22 Feb 2017 Dividend Announcement
22 Feb 2017 BFG 2016 Corporate Governance Statement and Appendix 4G
22 Feb 2017 BFG 2016 Annual Report and Appendix 4E
02 Feb 2017 Bell Financial Group FY profit expected to exceed $24m
25 Nov 2016 Change in substantial holding from HHL
10 Nov 2016 Bell Financial Group 10-month profit up 31% on 2015 pcp
14 Oct 2016 Ceasing to be a substantial holder - HHL
10 Aug 2016 Dividend/Distribution - BFG
10 Aug 2016 BFG announces $5.7mill half-year net profit
10 Aug 2016 BFG Half-Year Results Announcement
23 June 2016 Change of Director's Interest Notice
21 June 2016 Ceasing to be a substantial holder for HLO
20 June 2016 Becoming a substantial holder for HLO
19 May 2016 Ceasing to be a substantial holder-BFG Late Lodgement PPT
09 May 2016 Becoming a substantial holder from HHL
26 April 2016 Change in substantial holding from PPT
21 April 2016 Bell Financial Group - 2016 AGM Results
21 April 2016 AGM Presentation Materials
21 March 2016 Notice of Annual General Meeting/Proxy Form
04 March 2016 Ceasing to be a substantial holder for RCG
29 February 2016 Change of Director's Interest Notice
25 February 2016 Becoming a substantial holder for RCG
24 February 2016 Bell Financial posts strong FY profit, increases dividend
24 February 2016 2015 Corporate Governance Statement and Appendix 4G
24 February 2016 Dividend/Distribution - BFG
24 February 2016 Bell Financial Group 2015 Annual Report and Appendix 4E
19 February 2016 Hugh Robertson and team join Bell Financial Group
14 January 2016 Bell Financial Group 2015 profit up 165%
10 Nov 2015 Bell Financial Group 10-month profit up 100% on FY 2014
21 Oct 2015 Cleansing Notice
21 Oct 2015 Appendix 3B
05 Oct 2015 Change of Director's Interest Notice
05 Oct 2015 Change of Director's Interest Notice
29 Sept 2015 Change of Director's Interest Notice
29 Sept 2015 Change of Director's Interest Notice
11 Sept 2015 Change in substantial holding from PPT
11 Sept 2015 Change of Director's Interest Notice
11 Aug 2015 Dividend/Distribution - BFG
11 Aug 2015 BFG Half-Year Results Announcement
09 July 2015 First half profits up by 300%
29 April 2015 2015 AGM Results
29 April 2015 2014 AGM Presentation Materials
27 March 2015 Notice of Annual General Meeting/Proxy Form
24 Feb 2015 Full year 2014 results
28 Jan 2015 Call option to acquire 100% Bell Direct
20 Oct 2014 Final Director's Interest Notice
20 Oct 2014 Director Appointment/Resignation
22 Aug 2014 BFG 2014 Half Yearly Report and Accounts
12 May 2014 Change of Director's Interest Notice
05 May 2014 Change of Director's Interest Notice
01 May 2014 2014 AGM Results
01 May 2014 2014 AGM Presentation Materials
29 April 2014 Bell Direct selected by Macquarie
27 March 2014 2014 AGM Proxy Form
25 March 2014 Initial Director's Interest Notice
20 March 2014 Director Appointment
28 Feb 2014 Change of Director's Interest Notice
25 Feb 2014 2013 Annual Report
25 Feb 2014 Media Release - 2013 Annual Results
20 Feb 2014 Citi and Bell Potter sign MOU
10 Jan 2014 Company Secretary Appointment/Resignation
11 Dec 2013 Change of Director's Interest Notice
10 Dec 2013 Change of Director's Interest Notice
10 Dec 2013 Change of Director's Interest Notice
19 Nov 2013 Change of Director's Interest Notice
18 Nov 2013 Change of Director's Interest Notice
20 Aug 2013 Half Yearly Report and Accounts
18 July 2013 Company Secretary Appointment & Resignation
28 May 2013 Appendix 3B
18 April 2013 AGM Presentation Materials
18 April 2013 Results of Meeting
18 March 2013 Notice of Annual General Meeting/Proxy Form
22 Feb 2013 Bell Financial Group 2012 Results
22 Feb 2013 Media Release - 2012 Results
22 Feb 2013 Preliminary Final Report
14 Feb 2013 Date of Annual General Meeting
20 Sept 2012 Change of Director's Interest Notice
19 Sept 2012 Change of Director's Interest Notice
17 Sept 2012 Change of Director's Interest Notice
07 Sept 2012 Change of Director's Interest Notice
03 Sept 2012 Change of Director's Interest Notice
22 Aug 2012 Bell FG interim financial results
03 July 2012 BFG Market Update
02 July 2012 Change of Director`s Interest Notice
15 June 2012 Change of Director`s Interest Notice
05 June 2012 Final Director`s Interest Notice
05 June 2012 Change of Director`s Interest Notice
05 June 2012 Director Appointment/Resignation
29 May 2012 Change of Director`s Interest Notice
22 May 2012 Change of Director`s Interest Notice
02 May 2012 Results of Meeting
02 May 2012 AGM presentation materials
04 April 2012 Response to ASX Query
02 April 2012 Notice of Annual General Meeting/Proxy Form
26 March 2012 Change of Director`s Interest Notice
26 March 2012 Change of Director`s Interest Notice
23 Feb 2012 2011 Annual Report
23 Feb 2012 Media release - 2011 results
23 Feb 2012 Bell Financial Group 2011 results
23 Feb 2012 Preliminary Final Report
23 Feb 2012 Bell Financial Group AGM Notice
23 Feb 2012 Bell Financial Group 2011 Results – 23 February 2012
23 Aug 2011 BFG ASX Release 2011 half-year results
20 June 2011 BFG Media Release_Unaudited results for the six months
1 July 2011 Bell Potter Takes Control of Southern Cross Equities
18 March 2011 Change of Director's Interest Notice
28 Feb 2011 Change of Director's Interest Notice
28 Feb 2011 Change of Director's Interest Notice
24 Feb 2011 Change of Director's Interest Notice
22 Feb 2011 Bell FG interim financial results
22 Feb 2011 2010 Annual Report
22 Feb 2011 BFG Appendix 4E 2010
22 Feb 2011 BFG ASX Release 2010 Results
1st Feb 2011 BFG extends option period for Bell Direct
17 Jan 2011 BFG Unaudited 2010 Full Year Results
11 Jan 2011 BFG Appendix 3Y
23 Nov 2010 ASX Announcement
26 August 2010 BFG 2010 half year full pack
2 June 2010 Change of Director's Interest Notice
2 June 2010 Change of Director's Interest Notice
26 May 2010 Change of Director's Interest Notice
26 May 2010 Change of Director's Interest Notice
18 May 2010 Change of Director's Interest Notice
18 May 2010 Change of Director's Interest Notice
3 & 4th May 2010 Notice of Director's Interest - 3 & 4 May 2010
28 April 2010 Notice of Director's Interest
28 April 2010 Notice of Director's Interest
21 April 2010 Annual General Meeting Presentation
21 April 2010 Results of Annual General Meeting
7 April 2010 Change of Director's Interest Notice
29 March 2010 Change of Director's Interest Notice
26 March 2010 Change of Director's Interest Notice
22 March 2010 Notice of Annual General Meeting
23 Feb 2010 Change of Director's Interest Notice
19 Feb 2010 Bell Financial Group 2009 Annual Report
19 Feb 2010 Media release - Annual Result
19 February 2010 Bell Financial Group 2009 Results
19 February 2010 Preliminary Final Report

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Contact details

REGISTERED ADDRESS Bell Financial Group Ltd
Level 29, 101 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
POSTAL ADDRESS Bell Financial Group Ltd
GPO Box 4718
Melbourne VIC 3001
PHONE Australia 1300 0 BELLS (23557)
International + 61 3 9256 8700
FAX + 61 3 9256 8787
EMAIL info@bellfg.com.au
COMPANY SECRETARY Cindy-Jane Lee
General Counsel & Company Secretary
Level 29, 101 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
SHARE REGISTRY Computershare Investor Services Pty Ltd
Yarra Falls
452 Johnston Street
Abbotsford VIC 3067
Toll Free: 1300 850 505 (Australia)
Tel: + 61 (0)3 9415 4000 (Overseas)
Website: www.computershare.com
MEDIA CONTACT Rebecca Piercy
Head of Media and Investor Relations
Tel: 02 9255 7245 / 0422 916 422
Email: rpiercy@bellfg.com.au