Macquarie Expands North American Futures Trading Capability

15 February 2012

MONTREAL — Macquarie Group (“Macquarie”) (ASX: MQG; ADR: MQBKY) today announced the launch of a Canadian futures business as part of its North American futures franchise. The new business comprises a team of senior sales professionals who bring expertise in all aspects of listed derivatives marketing, business development, sales and compliance. 

The sales office will provide services to Canadian corporate and institutional clients across the full spectrum of Financial, Commodity and Foreign-exchange Futures and Options. Together with Macquarie’s corporate advisory and equity markets teams, the sales office further expands Macquarie’s presence in Montreal, and will operate under the firm’s Canadian investment dealer, Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd. 

The team is led by Stephane Rozier, who most recently served as President and CEO of MF Global Canada. Prior to MF Global, he was the Director of Sales for Fimat Canada. 

“We are excited to expand our geographic reach to Canada through the addition of a highly experienced team. The new sales office is a key strategic addition to our global futures offering, and the Montreal team has a tremendous depth of experience in transacting listed derivatives for a wide range of institutional clients throughout Canada,” said Bill Marynissen, Executive Director and Global Head of Macquarie’s Futures business. “Together with Macquarie Futures USA Inc., the team forms part of the firm’s global futures franchise, extending the firm’s existing North American listed derivative capability beyond New York and Chicago.” 

The establishment of a Montreal-based listed derivatives sales effort follows the firm’s recent appointment of Tom Caracciola in October 2011 as Head of Macquarie Futures USA Inc. 

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. Founded in 1969, Macquarie operates in more than 70 office locations in 28 countries and employs more than 15,000 people. Assets under management total approximately $332 billion at September 30, 2011. 

Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd. brings together Macquarie’s advisory, capital markets and institutional securities’ activities in Canada. Macquarie’s Canadian advisory and capital markets teams cover a range of corporate advisory and capital markets services, including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, restructurings, project and structured finance as well as tailored strategic and financial advice. Macquarie's Canadian equities team provides clients with specialist equities research, sales and trading services across key TSX and TSX-Venture sectors. 

About Macquarie Futures 
Macquarie Futures is a specialist Global Futures Broker with operations across the globe. Macquarie has been providing global futures services to institutional clients for over 25 years and continues to expand its global business currently with operating businesses with 8 offices in 6 countries providing dedicated full global futures market coverage. Macquarie has experienced significant growth and expansion in its futures business over the past decade, taking it from an originally Australian-based specialist to a pre-eminent global futures operation. Macquarie’s futures businesses have in excess of $US4.5 billion in client funds and employs over 120 staff worldwide. 

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For further information, please contact: 

Stephen Yan 
Corporate Communications, Macquarie Group 
Tel: +1 212 231 1310