IMF Bentham is a publicly listed company on the Australian Securities Exchange (Code: OBL)

Established in 2001, we are one of the world’s most experienced and successful litigation funders. Our principal activities are the investigation, funding, and management of litigation claims.

IMF Bentham's business began in Australia, under the name 'IMF Australia'. We now offer our services in many jurisdictions, including the US, Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore. We have offices in all major capital cities in Australia, plus offices in the USA and Canada.

The name 'Bentham' remembers Jeremy Bentham, the nineteenth century jurist and social reformer who was among the first to support the value of litigation funding and its role in levelling the legal playing field between the poor and wealthy.

Our track record speaks for itself



Investments funded to completion at 30 June 2019.

AUD 2.4 billion

Total recoveries

AUD 1.5 billion

Returns to funded claimants


Success Rate

2.6 years

Average investment length


Return on Invested Capital (ROIC)

This data has been reviewed by EY to 30 June 2019.


Our Services

Our principal activities are the investigation, management and funding of litigation claims

Funding for litigation

Factual investigations preliminary to litigation

Appeal funding

Strategic planning, monitoring and managing of litigation

Assistance in facilitating settlements and maximising the value of each claim

N.B. IMF does not provide legal advice

Corporate Social Responsibility

IMF Bentham’s approach to Corporate Social Responsibility is centred around using its privileged position as a leading global litigation funder to improve access to justice around the world through its sponsorship and support of a number of organisations and initiatives.

Corporate Social Responsibility at IMF Bentham

Meet our Board and Investment Managers

Meet the Team