Before joining Macquarie, Mr. Kurtz worked at Bear Stearns for seven years as the head of Asia strategy and head of research. Before that he was an Asia foreign exchange strategist at IDEAglobal and a greater China analyst for Polyconomics.
Macquarie Group 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. Macquarie acts on behalf of institutional, corporate and retail clients and counterparties around the world.
Macquarie’s approach to risk management is long-standing. Strong risk management practices are embedded in business unit management with central oversight of credit, market, funding, compliance and operational risk. These, together with a strong, committed team are key drivers of Macquarie’s success.
Founded in 1969, Macquarie employs more than 14,600 people in approximately 70 office locations in 28 countries. At 31 March 2010, Macquarie had assets under management of $A326 billion.