Bond Investment Group was founded in early 2008 as an initiative of the Bond University Business Students’ Association (BSA). Created to help inform students about business and investing, the Group quickly grew into fully independent society in its own right.
BIG’s first bout of success was when the committee secured Sir Richard Branson to come and speak to over 400 Bond University students, academics, alumni and local community members on his experiences in business and vision for the future. Much like Sir Richard did when he landed his helicopter on Bond’s iconic Ornamental Lawns, BIG made a large impression that day.
Since then the Group has added a number of new initiatives to its roster. The Beginners Series and Seminar Series, which have since evolved into the BIG Edge Series, became staple events for Commerce students at Bond. The inaugural Titans of Industry Forum was held in 2009, and featured corporate leaders such as Mr David Gonski AC (Chairman of ASX Ltd, Investec Back (Australia) Ltd and Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd) and Mrs Sue Morphet (CEO of Pacific Brands Ltd). Since then, the Forum has played host to other prominent business and regulatory figures, including Mr Graeme Samuels (former Chairman of the ACCC), Mr Trevor Rowe (Executive Chairman of Rothschild Australia), and Mr David Crawford (Chairman of Lend Lease).
2010 and 2011 have seen the introduction of a whole host of new initiatives, including swathes of new competitions. However, we refuse to stop there; so long as our members continue to think BIG, we will continue to create new initiatives to help challenge their perceptions, broaden their horizons, and to think big.
The Bond Investment Group logo is a logo that is meant to be evocative of the business cycle that dominates the global economy. Too often investors, policymakers and business leaders forget the cyclical nature of markets. One of the key lessons we wish to impart to our members is that the business cycle has yet to be tamed. We try and impart that everyday through our logo.