Macquarie Group is a global provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services.
Macquarie's main business focus is making returns by providing a diversified range of services to clients. Macquarie acts on behalf of institutional, corporate and retail clients and counterparties around the world. We have expertise in specific industries, including resources and commodities, energy, financial institutions, infrastructure and real estate.
Macquarie Group Limited is listed in Australia (ASX:MQG; ADR:MQBKY) and is regulated by APRA, the Australian banking regulator, as the owner of Macquarie Bank Limited, an authorised deposit taker. Macquarie also owns a bank in the UK, Macquarie Bank International Limited, which is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Macquarie's activities are subject to scrutiny by other regulatory agencies around the world.
Macquarie's management approach fosters an entrepreneurial culture among staff. Strong prudential management is fundamental to this approach. Robust risk management practices are embedded in business unit management with central oversight of credit, market, funding, compliance and operational risk. These, together with a strong and committed team, are key drivers of Macquarie's success.
Founded in 1969, Macquarie now employs more than 13,900 people in 28 countries. At 30 September 2013, Macquarie had assets under management of $A385 billion.
Macquarie's approach to corporate governance aims to achieve superior and sustainable financial performance and long-term prosperity while meeting stakeholders' expectations of sound corporate governance.
Macquarie has successfully expanded into a diverse range of international markets. Our selective global strategy allows us to tailor our services to the needs of each market.
Macquarie's strength lies in our unique structure and management style, which gives our businesses the freedom to operate independently.
Macquarie has a non-hierarchical organisational structure, split into six operating groups.
Macquarie began as merchant bank Hill Samuel Australia, and opened its doors in Sydney in January 1970 with just three staff. Today, Macquarie is a global financial institution with more than 13,900 people in 28 countries.
Macquarie has been consistently recognised with a stream of major financial awards, supporting our reputation as a market leader.