The 'shield' represents the Ancient Greek concept of protection. In Greek Mythology the Aegis shield was associated with Zeus and Athena. The modern interpretation of "doing something under someone's aegis" means doing something under the protection of a powerful, knowledgeable and benevolent source. This modern interpretation fits with the brand ethos of Aegis Limited being a trustworthy company entrusted to deliver unbeatable investment administration and custodial services to its clients.
Commonly referred to as a custodial wrap account or investment platform, the Aegis service is an electronic investment administration service that is available through selected investment professionals


The Aegis service was developed to meet the investment administration needs of New Zealand investment professionals and their clients. It is a trusted outsourced provider that simplifies the complexities of investment administration, enables access to a wide range of investments, and provides investment professionals and investors with consolidated reporting.

From receipt of its first funds in May 1998, Aegis has grown to administer $15bn on behalf of more than 19,000 investors, and is the investment administration service of choice for more than 90 groups of investment professionals throughout New Zealand.

Aegis and ICSL are wholly owned subsidiaries of ASB Bank Limited, a member of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia Group.