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Macquarie Investment Management appoints Austin McBride as Head of UK Wholesale

London, 17 Jun 2015

Macquarie Investment Management (MIM), part of the investment management arm of Macquarie Group, has appointed Austin McBride as Head of UK Wholesale, based in London.

Austin joins Macquarie from Ignis Asset Management, where he was most recently Head of UK Wholesale. Prior to this, Austin held senior positions at Lazard Asset Management, Janus International Ltd and Henderson Global Investors.

Steve Haswell, Head of Distribution for MIM EMEA, commented: “Austin is highly respected in the UK market and brings a wealth of experience to MIM, having spent more than 20 years in asset management sales and relationship management.

“Building on the significant momentum MIM has in the EMEA market, Austin will focus on growing Macquarie’s presence with the professional buyer market in the UK and will complement our efforts in the UK institutional and consultant spaces,” said Steve.

Commenting on the move, Austin McBride said: “MIM, with AUM of €247 billion, is a significant global fund business which is going from strength to strength. Its specialist expertise across a range of income, growth and absolute return capabilities offers a compelling proposition for UK investors. I am looking forward to building a substantial and sustainable UK asset management business.”

For further information, please contact:

Angharad White
Macquarie Corporate Communications
+44 (0) 20 3037 2860
angharad.white@macquarie.com

Notes to Editors

About Macquarie
Macquarie Group (Macquarie) is a global provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services. Founded in 1969, Macquarie operates in more than 65 office locations in 28 countries and employs more than 14,000 people. Assets under management total approximately €345 billion at 31 March, 2015. For more information, visit www.macquarie.com.

About Macquarie Investment Management
Macquarie Investment Management (MIM) is the securities asset management arm of Macquarie Group. MIM manages more than €247 billion across 24 independent global investment teams. This global network of specialist asset management teams strive to deliver superior, sustainable risk-adjusted returns by employing their extensive experience, strong investment convictions, and commitment to in-depth research.

In the EMEA region, MIM offers investment services across four key capabilities: 

  • Developed equities
  • Emerging markets
  • Global fixed income
  • Multi-asset solutions