At Macquarie we uncover the opportunities others may miss. That’s because we know success comes from encouraging our people to think differently. Our culture promotes innovation and entrepreneurial drive within a strong risk management framework. Macquarie is a diversified financial group providing clients with asset management and finance, banking, advisory and risk and capital solutions across debt, equity and commodities. The diversity of our operations, combined with a strong capital position and robust risk management framework, has contributed to our 48-year record of unbroken profitability. On 10 December 1969, Macquarie’s predecessor organisation, Hill Samuel Australia, opened its doors with three staff and an ambition to provide advisory and investment banking services of an international standard to the Australian market. Now we are a global business operating in over 25 countries and with specialist expertise in areas such as resources, agriculture and commodities, energy and infrastructure, with a particular knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region. Since its inception, Macquarie has differentiated itself by focusing on new opportunities, both in product and geography, progressively building expertise in these disciplines and expanding into adjacent areas.
ANZ traces its origins to the Bank of Australasia, which opened its first office in Sydney in 1835. The bank established a Melbourne office in 1838, where ANZ’s world headquarters is located today at 833 Collins Street, Melbourne. ANZ is a publicly listed company, and was incorporated on 14 July 1977 in Australia. Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited is the main holding and operating company for the Group and our registered office is ANZ Centre, Level 9, 833 Collins Street, Docklands, Victoria, Australia. We are one of the five largest listed companies in Australia and the number one bank in New Zealand. We have assets of AU$914.9 billion (as at 30 September 2016). We operate in more than 34 markets across Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Pacific, Europe, America and the Middle East including our technology and operations centre in Bengaluru, India. We have over 545,000 shareholders (excludes employees whose only ANZ shares are held in trust under ANZ Employee share schemes). ANZ shares and related securities are listed on the Australian and New Zealand exchanges.
We are Australia’s leading provider of integrated financial services and one of the most recognised brands in the Australian financial industry. CommBank is Australia’s leading bank. Our financial services include retail, premium, business and institutional banking, funds management, superannuation, insurance, investment and share-broking products and services. Our corporate responsibility plan is focused on driving positive change through education, innovation and good business practice. We have eight initiatives aligned to these focus areas which demonstrate our commitment to creating sustainable long term value. We have extensive initiatives and policies in place to meet our commitment to being Australia’s most accessible bank.
Westpac is Australia’s first bank and oldest company, one of four major banking organisations in Australia and one of the largest banks in New Zealand. Westpac provides a broad range of consumer, business and institutional banking and wealth management services through a portfolio of financial services brands and businesses. Established in 1817 as the Bank of New South Wales, the company changed its name to Westpac Banking Corporation in 1982. For over 200 years we have played an important role in the economic and social fabric of Australia. Our vision is to be one of the world’s great service companies, helping our customers, communities and people to prosper and grow.