Launch of Macquarie Global Infrastructure Growth Plan

16 November 2009

  • Tailored investment plan for UK investors aiming to gain exposure to global infrastructure equities for portfolio diversification and inflation protection
  • Macquarie Global Infrastructure Growth Plan provides potential for defensive long-term capital growth and annual income combined with partial capital protection
  • Macquarie Funds Group now offering Structured Investments in addition to existing Managed Funds range

LONDON – Macquarie Funds Group, the asset management arm of Macquarie Group, has launched the Macquarie Global Infrastructure Growth Plan (the Plan), providing UK investors with the potential for defensive long-term capital growth and annual income combined with partial capital protection.

The Plan provides investors with the opportunity to diversify their portfolio by gaining exposure to the global infrastructure sector. Exposure to the infrastructure sector can be relevant for portfolio construction and investment allocation for investors focusing on long-term wealth planning, diversification, inflation protection and defensive investing. The Plan is open for investment until 17 December 2009.

Investors have the opportunity to benefit from any increase in the level of the S&P Global Infrastructure Index™, which measures the performance of the listed infrastructure market by reference to 75 listed infrastructure companies diversified geographically and by sector*.

‘’Given the essential nature of infrastructure, demand for its creation and maintenance continues to rise. Investors have recognised this opportunity and infrastructure is now an established asset class globally. Macquarie is offering UK investors tailored access to this asset class through the Macquarie Global Infrastructure Growth Plan,’’ said Philipp Graf, Head of the UK Investment Solutions & Sales team of Macquarie Funds Group.

“The pay-off profile of the Macquarie Global Infrastructure Growth Plan has been specifically designed to reflect the underlying characteristics of infrastructure assets represented in the S&P Global Infrastructure Index™. The Plan will enable investors to add infrastructure exposure to their portfolios for diversification and long-term wealth planning purposes,“ Mr Graf added.

Macquarie Funds Group is focused on increasing its product offerings to UK intermediaries and investors. The Macquarie Global Infrastructure Growth Plan is the first Structured Investment product added to its existing Managed Funds range. For further information please refer to www.macquarie.co.uk/structuredinvestments.

About Macquarie
Macquarie Group (Macquarie) 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.

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 Bank International Limited forms part of Macquarie Group and is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Services Authority (FSA).

Founded in 1969, Macquarie operates in more than 70 office locations in 28 countries. Macquarie employed more than 12,700 people and had assets under management of £119 billion at 30 September 2009.

About Macquarie Funds Group
Macquarie Funds Group (MFG) is a global asset manager offering innovative managed funds and structured investments. MFG manages more than £42 billion of assets invested in areas such as listed infrastructure, private equity fund of funds, listed real estate, commodities, equities, fixed income, currency and fund of hedge funds (as at 30 September 2009).

MFG’s business is driven by a team of 600 professionals located in 19 offices around the world, including teams in London, Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna and Zurich.

For further information, please contact:
Renae Marks
Corporate Communications
Macquarie Group Limited
+44 203 037 5602