Macquarie Group

Macquarie Asset Management Appoints Michael Kopfler Global Head of Equity Trading

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 3:51pm

b'Macquarie Asset Management today announced the appointment of Michael Kopfler as Global Head of Equity Trading reporting to John Leonard, Global Head of Equities at the firm.

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  • b'Macquarie Asset Management today announced the appointment of Michael Kopfler as Global Head of Equity Trading reporting to John Leonard, Global Head of Equities at the firm.
  • In this role, Michael will be responsible for the strategic direction, daily operation, and management of Macquarie Asset Management\xe2\x80\x99s global equity trading desk, including maximizing technology and analytics and implementing innovative trading solutions to enhance client outcomes.\n\xe2\x80\x9cMichael brings a dynamic mix of industry knowledge, global leadership experience, and passion to the Global Equities team,\xe2\x80\x9d said John Leonard, Global Head of Equities at Macquarie Asset Management.
  • We are excited to welcome Michael on board to take our global equity trading platform to the next level with the integration of best-in-class, scalable, and data-driven technology solutions.\xe2\x80\x9d\n\xe2\x80\x9cI am delighted to join Macquarie and get started with the team,\xe2\x80\x9d said Michael Kopfler.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cEquity trading is quickly evolving alongside ongoing change across the asset management industry and embracing an ever-changing and evolving platform is a key component of this journey.

MIC Announces Results of Voting at Special Meeting of Shareholders

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 10:26pm

The proposal received support from 99.6% (including abstentions) of the shareholders who voted.\nThe proposed reorganization is not expected to take effect until immediately prior to the closing of a sale of the Company\xe2\x80\x99s Atlantic Aviation subsidiary.

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  • The proposal received support from 99.6% (including abstentions) of the shareholders who voted.\nThe proposed reorganization is not expected to take effect until immediately prior to the closing of a sale of the Company\xe2\x80\x99s Atlantic Aviation subsidiary.
  • Its businesses consist of an airport services business, Atlantic Aviation, and entities comprising an energy services, production and distribution segment, MIC Hawaii.
  • The obligations of MIC do not represent deposits or other liabilities of Macquarie Bank Limited ABN 46 008 583 542 (MBL).
  • MBL does not guarantee or otherwise provide assurance in respect of the obligations of MIC.\nView source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210511006229/en/\n'

New round of investment for Advanced Markets group to expand global reach

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 3:12pm

The new investor lineup combines the specialist and deep Industry expertise of Forexify and Corbel with the institutional knowledge of Macquarie Group and BGC.\n"These new investors represent an important step in achieving our global strategy," saidAnthony Brocco, Founder and CEO, Advanced Markets.

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  • The new investor lineup combines the specialist and deep Industry expertise of Forexify and Corbel with the institutional knowledge of Macquarie Group and BGC.\n"These new investors represent an important step in achieving our global strategy," saidAnthony Brocco, Founder and CEO, Advanced Markets.
  • Advanced Markets\' unique footprint, institutional ownership credentials and remarkable market access, provided by Prime Brokers such as UBS, Standard Chartered and Macquarie Group, make it the ideal company to lead a new era of trading.
  • "The strong track record and leadership, combined with the positive market outlook made this an easy investment for us; we\'re proud to partner with Forexify and its management to drive Advanced Markets\' next phase of growth.
  • "\n"We look forward to partnering with the industry experience of Forexify and Corbel in supporting Advanced Markets\' expansion into new markets and relationships," said Lachlan Green, Macquarie Bank Division Director and Non-Executive Director of Advanced Markets Holdings.\nThis latest round of investment is the Company\'s first sincea major investment led by GFI Group LLC in 2010, and Macquarie Group\'s significant investment in 2007.

New round of investment for Advanced Markets group to expand global reach

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 2:56pm

The new investor lineup combines the specialist and deep Industry expertise of Forexify and Corbel with the institutional knowledge of Macquarie Group and BGC.\n"These new investors represent an important step in achieving our global strategy," saidAnthony Brocco, Founder and CEO, Advanced Markets.

Key Points: 
  • The new investor lineup combines the specialist and deep Industry expertise of Forexify and Corbel with the institutional knowledge of Macquarie Group and BGC.\n"These new investors represent an important step in achieving our global strategy," saidAnthony Brocco, Founder and CEO, Advanced Markets.
  • Advanced Markets\' unique footprint, institutional ownership credentials and remarkable market access, provided by Prime Brokers such as UBS, Standard Chartered and Macquarie Group, make it the ideal company to lead a new era of trading.
  • "The strong track record and leadership, combined with the positive market outlook made this an easy investment for us; we\'re proud to partner with Forexify and its management to drive Advanced Markets\' next phase of growth.
  • "\n"We look forward to partnering with the industry experience of Forexify and Corbel in supporting Advanced Markets\' expansion into new markets and relationships," said Lachlan Green, Macquarie Bank Division Director and Non-Executive Director of Advanced Markets Holdings.\nThis latest round of investment is the Company\'s first sincea major investment led by GFI Group LLC in 2010, and Macquarie Group\'s significant investment in 2007.

Delaware Funds® by Macquarie Municipal Income Funds Announce Dividends

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 10:10pm

b'Macquarie Investment Management, a member of Macquarie Group, is a global asset manager with offices in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

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  • b'Macquarie Investment Management, a member of Macquarie Group, is a global asset manager with offices in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
  • Macquarie Investment Management is supported by the resources of Macquarie Group (ASX: MQG; ADR: MQBKY), a global provider of asset management, investment, banking, financial and advisory services.\nAdvisory services are provided by Macquarie Investment Management Business Trust, a registered investment advisor.
  • Macquarie Group refers to Macquarie Group Limited and its subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide.
  • The obligations of these entities do not represent deposits or other liabilities of MBL, a subsidiary of Macquarie Group Limited and an affiliate of Macquarie Investment Management.

Macquarie Global Infrastructure Total Return Fund Inc. Announces Regular Monthly Distribution

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 9:50pm

The final determination of the source of all distributions in 2021, including the percentage of qualified dividend income, will be made by the Fund after Dec. 31, 2021.\nThis distribution will be payable on May 28, 2021 to shareholders of record on May 21, 2021, with an ex-dividend date of May 20, 2021.\nAbout the Macquarie Global Infrastructure Total Return Fund Inc.\nMacquarie Global Infrastructure Total Return Fund Inc., a diversified closed-end fund, is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

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  • The final determination of the source of all distributions in 2021, including the percentage of qualified dividend income, will be made by the Fund after Dec. 31, 2021.\nThis distribution will be payable on May 28, 2021 to shareholders of record on May 21, 2021, with an ex-dividend date of May 20, 2021.\nAbout the Macquarie Global Infrastructure Total Return Fund Inc.\nMacquarie Global Infrastructure Total Return Fund Inc., a diversified closed-end fund, is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • The Fund\xe2\x80\x99s investment adviser is Delaware Management Company (\xe2\x80\x9cInvestment Adviser\xe2\x80\x9d), a series of Macquarie Investment Management Business Trust, which is a subsidiary of Macquarie Management Holdings, Inc. (\xe2\x80\x9cMMHI\xe2\x80\x9d).
  • MMHI is a subsidiary, and subject to the ultimate control, of Macquarie Group Limited.
  • Investment return and market value of an investment in the Fund will fluctuate.

Delaware Funds® by Macquarie Municipal Income Funds Appoint H. Jeffrey Dobbs, Joseph Harroz, Jr. and Sandra A. Lawrence as Trustees

Friday, April 30, 2021 - 10:10pm

The Ivy Funds, as part of Delaware Funds by Macquarie, are now managed by Delaware Management Company and distributed by Delaware Distributors, L.P.\nMr.

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  • The Ivy Funds, as part of Delaware Funds by Macquarie, are now managed by Delaware Management Company and distributed by Delaware Distributors, L.P.\nMr.
  • In addition, he has more than 35 years of experience in the automotive, industrial manufacturing, financial services and consumer sectors.
  • The investment objective of Delaware Investments National Municipal Income Fund is to provide current income exempt from regular federal income tax consistent with the preservation of capital.
  • The obligations of these entities do not represent deposits or other liabilities of MBL, a subsidiary of Macquarie Group Limited and an affiliate of Macquarie Investment Management.

LPL Financial Closes Acquisition of Waddell & Reed’s Wealth Management Business

Friday, April 30, 2021 - 9:34pm

b'SAN DIEGO, April 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LPL Financial Holdings Inc. ( Nasdaq: LPLA ) (the \xe2\x80\x9cCompany\xe2\x80\x9d), the parent corporation of LPL Financial LLC, a leading platform provider and partner to financial advisors, today announced the closing of its acquisition of the wealth management business of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (\xe2\x80\x9cWaddell & Reed\xe2\x80\x9d) from Macquarie Management Holdings, Inc. (\xe2\x80\x9cMacquarie\xe2\x80\x9d), a part of the asset management division of Macquarie Group (ASX: MQG; ADR: MQBKY), for a purchase price of approximately $300M.

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  • b'SAN DIEGO, April 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LPL Financial Holdings Inc. ( Nasdaq: LPLA ) (the \xe2\x80\x9cCompany\xe2\x80\x9d), the parent corporation of LPL Financial LLC, a leading platform provider and partner to financial advisors, today announced the closing of its acquisition of the wealth management business of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (\xe2\x80\x9cWaddell & Reed\xe2\x80\x9d) from Macquarie Management Holdings, Inc. (\xe2\x80\x9cMacquarie\xe2\x80\x9d), a part of the asset management division of Macquarie Group (ASX: MQG; ADR: MQBKY), for a purchase price of approximately $300M.
  • Collectively, the advisors serve approximately 95% of the $71B of client assets comprising Waddell & Reed\xe2\x80\x99s wealth management business, reported as of March 31, 2021.
  • 1 Independent Broker-Dealer in the U.S (Based on total revenues, Financial Planning magazine June 1996-2020)\nSecurities and Advisory services offered through LPL Financial LLC, a registered investment advisor.
  • In particular, the Company can provide no assurance that the client assets reported as serviced by Waddell & Reed Advisors will translate into assets serviced by LPL Financial, that Waddell & Reed Advisors will join LPL Financial, or that the benefits that are expected to accrue to LPL Financial and its advisors and stockholders as a result of the transactions described herein will materialize.

Macquarie Group Completes Acquisition of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc.

Friday, April 30, 2021 - 9:28pm

In connection with this transaction, Macquarie and LPL have entered into a long-term partnership, with Macquarie becoming one of LPL\xe2\x80\x99s top-tier strategic asset management partners.\nShawn Lytle, President of Delaware Funds\xc2\xae by Macquarie and Head of Macquarie Group in the Americas, said, \xe2\x80\x9cWe are pleased to welcome the Ivy Funds shareholders to the Delaware Funds by Macquarie.

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  • In connection with this transaction, Macquarie and LPL have entered into a long-term partnership, with Macquarie becoming one of LPL\xe2\x80\x99s top-tier strategic asset management partners.\nShawn Lytle, President of Delaware Funds\xc2\xae by Macquarie and Head of Macquarie Group in the Americas, said, \xe2\x80\x9cWe are pleased to welcome the Ivy Funds shareholders to the Delaware Funds by Macquarie.
  • Both fund families have a shared focus on delivering strong investment results and an excellent client experience for all.
  • Waddell & Reed and Macquarie have been strong partners throughout the process, and we look forward to our ongoing collaboration.\xe2\x80\x9d\nMAM will retain Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc.\xe2\x80\x99s asset management business, bringing $US76 billion in assets under management.
  • Macquarie Group refers to Macquarie Group Limited and its subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide.

Statement Pursuant to Section 19(a) of the Investment Company Act of 1940: DDF CUSIP #: 245915103

Friday, April 30, 2021 - 3:43pm

The amounts and sources of distributions reported in this 19(a) Notice are only estimates and are not being provided for tax reporting purposes.

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  • The amounts and sources of distributions reported in this 19(a) Notice are only estimates and are not being provided for tax reporting purposes.
  • Up to 35% of the Fund's total assets may be invested in nonconvertible debt securities consisting primarily of high-yield, high-risk corporate bonds.
  • There is no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objectives.\nThe Fund has implemented a managed distribution policy.
  • The obligations of these entities do not represent deposits or other liabilities of MBL, a subsidiary of Macquarie Group Limited and an affiliate of Macquarie Investment Management.