A single gateway to SIV complying investments


What the Macquarie SIV Platform offers


The funds satisfy the requirements of the SIV guidelines

Single entry point

Access to all 3 complying investments via a single application process

Portfolio diversification

A balancing investment that provides capital protection after 4 years to offset other riskier investments

The Australian Government’s Significant Investor Visa (SIV) program offers a concessional opportunity for high net worth (HNW) investors who wish to migrate to Australia.

The program enables HNW investors to apply for permanent residency in Australia by investing A$5 million into investments that meet the SIV guidelines.

Macquarie still offers complying investments for SIV applicants prior to July 2015.

For further information, please see here.

SIV applicants must invest a total of A$5 million for at least 4 years into complying investments, which currently consist of:

  • A ‘balancing investment’ of up to $3 million;
  • At least $1.5 million invested in an Australian emerging companies fund; and
  • At least $0.5 million in Australian venture capital or growth private equity fund(s).

As with most investments, there are some key risks which investors should be aware of prior to investing. These risks are outlined in the offering documents for each fund and we encourage you to consider those in detail before making any investment decision.

Macquarie SIV Notes Fund

  • Capital protection applies at maturity only, and is subject to Macquarie Group Limited’s ability to repay the principal amount of the note at its maturity.

Macquarie Australian Emerging Companies Fund

  • Investment risk: The fund has exposure to share markets. The risk of an investment in the fund is higher than an investment in a typical bank account or fixed income investment. Amounts distributed to unitholders may fluctuate, as may the fund’s unit price. The unit price may vary by material amounts, even over short periods of time, including during the period between a redemption request being made and the time the redemption unit price is calculated. 
  • Market risk: Share markets can be and have been volatile, and have the potential to fall by large amounts over short periods of time. The investments of the fund are likely to have a broad correlation with share markets in general, and hence poor performance or losses in domestic and/or global share markets are likely to impact negatively on the overall performance of the fund.
  • Emerging companies risk: The fund has exposure to companies generally considered very small to small in terms of market capitalisation. Companies within this sector of the market may include recently established entities with limited public information, or entities engaged in new-to-market concepts which may be speculative in nature. Shares in companies in this sector are generally less liquid and more volatile than those of larger companies. Emerging companies’ exposure may result in higher unit price volatility and an increased risk of loss.  

About the Macquarie SIV Platform

The Macquarie SIV Platform* provides investors wishing to migrate to Australia with a single entry point to SIV complying investments.

* The trustee of the Macquarie SIV Notes Fund is Macquarie Financial Products Management Pty Limited ABN 38 095 135 694 AFSL 237847 and the responsible entity of the Macquarie Australian Emerging Companies Fund is Macquarie Investment Management Australia Limited ABN 55 092 552 611 AFSL 238321.

Macquarie SIV Notes Fund

Capital protection at maturity 

The fund invests in notes issued by Macquarie Group Limited that provide capital protection at maturity along with fixed and/or variable distributions.

Multiple classes

Each investor receives their own class of units, ensuring that the liquidity of their investment lines up appropriately with the required investment length of the visa.

Macquarie Australian Emerging Companies Fund

Investment strategy

The fund offers investors the opportunity to gain exposure to a diverse selection of some of Australia’s fastest growing companies.

The investment team has a disciplined framework and philosophy that is applied in each step of the process. They aim to capture the opportunities and avoid the catastrophes.

The investment mandate has been designed with the objective of meeting SIV Complying Investment Framework requirements. 

The dedicated risk management team monitors compliance with the investment mandate and risks to the portfolio on a daily basis.

Venture Capital / Private Equity


The platform provides access to multiple venture capital / private equity funds registered with AusIndustry. These funds are not issued, managed or endorsed by Macquarie.

The funds offer a variety of different investment approaches to ensure that investors can customise their exposure to venture capital / private equity.

Investing with Macquarie

The Macquarie SIV Notes Fund and Macquarie Australian Emerging Companies Fund, established by Macquarie Asset Management (MAM), have been created to comply with the SIV requirements and are subject to ongoing compliance monitoring by an independent risk team on a daily basis.

MAM, Australia’s largest fund manager1 with a history of managing SIV investments since 2013, provides clients with access to a diverse range of capabilities and products, including infrastructure and real asset management, securities investment management and tailored investment solutions over funds and listed equities.

Product information

Macquarie SIV Notes FundMacquarie Australian Emerging Companies Fund
Liquidity Daily, after 4 years Daily*
Investment approach Invests in a note issued by Macquarie Group Limited that provides capital protection at maturity along with fixed and/or variable distributions.

Please request a term sheet for current rates.
Actively managed strategy using a combination of quantitative screening and an intensive fundamental research process.
Upfront fees N/A N/A
Exit fees N/A N/A
Management fee
0.10% p.a. 1.00% p.a.
Performance fee N/A 20% of the cumulative outperformance of the fund above the S&P Small Ordinaries Accumulation Index

* SIV guidelines, however, require a period of investment of 4 years.

Product Documents

Macquarie SIV Notes Fund Information Memorandum (English) (Chinese)

Macquarie Australian Emerging Companies Fund Information Memorandum (English)

Macquarie SIV Platform Flyer (English) (Chinese)

Macquarie Australian Emerging Companies Fund Flyer  (English)  (Chinese)

1 November 2018 – updated dispute resolution details

If you have raised your concerns with our complaints team, and you are not satisfied with the outcome proposed or you believe that we have not resolved your complaint fairly, then you can request to have your complaint reviewed free of charge by:

Customer Advocate

The Customer Advocate’s role is to make it easier for our customer by helping to facilitate fair complaint outcomes and minimising the likelihood of future problems. For further information about our Customer Advocate, click here.

Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA)

AFCA provides independent financial services complaint resolution that is free to consumers.

Website: www.afca.org.au
Email: info@afca.org.au
Telephone: 1800 931 678 (free call)
In writing to: Australian Financial Complaints Authority, GPO Box 3, Melbourne VIC 3001

For a copy of the Macquarie SIV Platform Application Form, please email the Client Service Team on structuredinvestments@macquarie.com
or call 1800 080 033.

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