Press Release

Investor presentation and outlook update

Sydney, 14 September 2015

As part of its regular investor communications program, Macquarie Group (Macquarie) (ASX: MQG; ADR: MQBKY) will be presenting at the CLSA Investors' Forum in Hong Kong on 15 and 16 September 2015.

Contained within the presentation (see attached) is an update to the short term outlook statement that Macquarie provided at the Group’s Annual General Meeting on 23 July 2015.

Macquarie continues to expect the FY16 result to be up on FY15:

  • As a result of the continued weakening of the Australian dollar and improved trading conditions across most businesses including Macquarie Securities and Macquarie Asset Management (MAM), which benefited from strong performance fees, Macquarie expects the 1H16 result to be up approximately 40 per cent on 1H15, subject to the completion rate of transactions and the conduct of period end reviews
  • The 2H16 result is expected to be broadly in line with 1H16, noting MAM is expecting lower performance fees in 2H16 than 1H16.

This short term outlook remains subject to a range of challenges including:

  • Market conditions
  • The impact of foreign exchange
  • The cost of our continued conservative approach to funding and capital; and
  • Potential regulatory changes and tax uncertainties

Over the medium term, Macquarie remains well positioned to deliver superior performance. The Group has deep expertise in major markets and we continue to build on our strength in diversity and adapt our portfolio mix to changing market conditions. We are seeing the ongoing benefits of continued cost initiatives, our balance sheet is strong and conservative, and we have a proven risk management framework and culture. 

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