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Macquarie launches portfolio solutions offering in EMEA

London, 10 June 2014

  • Senior appointments expand footprint of the transition management business
  • Extends existing Americas and Asia-Pacific portfolio solutions coverage to EMEA clients
  • Enhances global Portfolio Solutions offering

Macquarie Securities, the institutional equities arm of Macquarie Group (“Macquarie”) (ASX: MQG; ADR: MQBKY), today announced that Mark Dwyer and Graham Cook have joined its Portfolio Solutions group in London. Mr. Dwyer and Mr. Cook will focus on developing Macquarie’s portfolio solutions business in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions.

Damian Hoult, Global Head of Execution Services, Macquarie Securities said: “Mark and Graham have a proven track record of providing portfolio solutions to some of the world’s leading asset owners. Their deep industry experience will help us connect EMEA-based clients to our global agency execution platform.”

Mark Dwyer joins as a Head of Portfolio Solutions EMEA. He was mostly recently a Managing Director and Head of EMEA Beta & Transition Management at BNY Mellon, where he covered sovereign wealth, pension plan, insurance, and endowment and foundation clients. Prior to that, he was a Managing Director at Askari Risk Management/State Street, and has held senior roles at Euclid Consulting and UBS. Mr. Dwyer has degrees in Applied Mathematics and an MBA from City University.

Graham Cook was most recently a Director at BNY Mellon Beta & Transition Management and joins as Senior Transition Manager. He held senior roles in Australia, as Head of Portfolio Implementation and Restructuring Group at Instinet, and Joint Head of Portfolio Solutions at Morgan Stanley. He has worked across the strategic asset management industry and published a number of papers on transition and portfolio management. He holds a BA from Coventry University and a MSc in Corporate and International Finance from Durham University.

Their joining follows Macquarie Securities’ appointment last year of Fred Fogg and Lance Vegna as Co-Heads of Portfolio Solutions in the Americas. The new appointments extend our client coverage from the Asia-Pacific region and the Americas to EMEA, further demonstrating the firm’s commitment to transition management.

Macquarie Securities Group has more than 300 sales professionals and more than 350 equity research professionals covering approximately 2,250 stocks around the world.

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 13,900 people. Assets under management total approximately £237 billion at March 31, 2014. For more information, visit www.macquarie.co.uk.

About Macquarie Securities Group
Macquarie Securities Group operates as a global institutional securities house covering sales, research, ECM, execution and derivatives activities, and offers full-service cash equities in Australia, Asia, South Africa and Canada with specialized offerings in the US and Europe.

For further information, please contact:

Angharad White
Corporate Communications, Macquarie Group
Tel: +44 20 3037 5602