A.A. Anthony Securities Sdn Bhd
A. A. Anthony & Co. was founded in 1830 in Penang by Mr. A. A. Anthony. Its business was exporting local produce to Calcutta, and planting nutmegs and coconuts. By the end of the century, besides being general merchants, the company acted as agents in shipping and insurance.
In 1905, Mr. J. M. Anthony, in partnership with A. F. Gore Anderson established another company, Anthony and Anderson, as share and exchange brokers, conducting their business within the premises of A. A. Anthony
Mr. A. A. Anthony
By the 1960s, when all other businesses were given up except for the stockbroking business, the name A. A. Anthony was retained for the stockbroking business. In 1970, G. D. Brown, the only remaining British director returned to Scotland and Mr. Lau Fook Cheong and Mr. Yeoh Chang Lin took over the company in 1973.
In 1983 as a result of the corporatisation exercise instituted by the Minister of Finance, Mr. Lim Tiong Chin and partners bought over A. A. Anthony & Co. Sdn. Bhd. in November of 1990.
The office of A. A. Anthony after World War II was at the ABN Bank building in Beach Street, Penang
The trading rooms and public galleries at Johor (above) and Penang (below)
Dynamic Pearl Sdn. Bhd. acquired JB Securities Sdn. Bhd. in the year 2000 and A. A. Anthony & Co. Sdn. Bhd. on 30 August 2001. Under a new umbrella of corporate leadership, both companies have now undergone a merger exercise. On 24 August 2002, A. A. Anthony & Co. Sdn. Bhd. merged with JB Securities Sdn. Bhd. and is now known as A. A. Anthony Securities Sdn. Bhd. after calls by the Government to create a stronger and more stable financial market in view of globalisation.
Emerging from the merger with a larger pool of resources to back us up, we at A. A. Anthony Securities Sdn. Bhd. are proud to offer a wide range of comprehensive share and stockbroking related services to all our valued clients. The scope of our clients are wide and far-ranging; starting from the movers and shakers of the industries to corporate and relational institutions. Realising that newfound financial muscle is all but naught if we cannot follow up with exemplary service to our customer base, we have thus invested a respectable amount of our resources to improve on and expand the various services and products that we are currently providing.
We currently provide underwriting, margin trading and financing as well as nominee and custodian services. Amongst the normal traditional products, we also offer the latest technology can provide - our infrastructure is capable of handling online transactions with all the bells and whistles minus the hassle and feelings of insecurity; tools that give our clients a more competitive edge. Geographically located at opposite ends of the peninsula, we have torn down traditional boundaries with the introduction of Internet trading.